Patter Fam Sauces

Flatbread w/ Bacon & Scallion Pesto
4 strips of bacon chopped
1 large white or yellow onion thinly sliced
½ tsp. sugar
Salt and Pepper to taste
6 scallions (green onions) thinly sliced
1 tsp. capers
½ cup fresh parsley
Zest of ½ lemon
¼ cup olive oil
1/3 cup sour cream
1 pizza dough
All Purpose flour for dusting

Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Crisp the bacon in a skillet over medium heat.  Transfer to paper towel to drain.  Add the onion slices to the skillet and sauté in the rendered bacon fat.  Season with salt and pepper.  Cook for about 5 minutes or until the onion begins to caramelize on the edges and soften.  Season again if needed.

Pulse the green onions, capers and parsley in a food processor for several times.  Season with salt and pepper and half the lemon zest.  Pulse several more times.  Turn the food processor on and drizzle the olive oil in slowly.  Transfer the pesto to a bowl and set aside.

In a small bowl whisk together the sour cream and remaining lemon zest.  Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Roll out the pizza dough into an 8x14 inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.  Dust a rolling pin with flour and gently roll the dough around it.  Unroll it onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Dock the dough in several places and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Spread the sour cream mixture over the crust.  Scatter the cooked onions over the flat bread and sprinkle with the bacon bits.  Slice into pieces and drizzle with the scallion pesto.

Flat Bread Dough
3 ½ cups bread flour or All Purpose Flour
1 T sugar
1 cup hot water
1 packet of dry yeast
2 tsp. salt
2 T olive oil

In one cup of hot water, dissolve 1 T sugar then add the packet of yeast stirring slightly.  Set aside to blossom.  Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt) together in a large bowl.  Add the yeast/water mixture once it has bloomed.  Drizzle 2 T olive oil over the dough and mix with a large spoon or in a food processor until a dough ball forms and the dough pulls away from the side.

Turn out on a floured surface and knead until it forms an elastic ball.

Place in a greased bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place for one hour to rise.

When ready, pull off a baseball sized piece of dough and form it into a pizza shape.  Top with marinara and your favorite toppings.







Written by Joyce Peters — December 14, 2015

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