Friday, December 4, 2009

Blue Cheese Pear Flatbread

1 1/4 c. warm water
2 T. olive oil
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
31/4-3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp salt
2-3 pears thinly sliced
1 cup thinly sliced sauteed sweet onion (I carmelize them by sauteeing them in oil and then adding a tsp of sugar once soft until they turn a golden brown color)
blue cheese
1 T. olive oil

Combine warm water, oil, yeast, and sugar. stir to dissolve yeast. Let stand about 10 minutes or until foamy. Combine 2 3/4 c. flour and the salt. add in yeast mixture. Add in as much of the remaining flour as you can. Turn dough out on floured surface until dough is smooth and elastic. place dough in an oiled bowl turning once to grease all sides. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size. Preheat oven 450. Punch dough down. Divide into 9 equal portions (I am too lazy and just do one or 2 really big ones.) roll each into an oval shape. Sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal. place bread on. Top with pear, cheese, and onion. Bake until golden brown.

***You can cheat if you need a timesaver by buying refrigerated pizza dough (in a can) and using that as the flatbread base.

*** You can also top with Apples, bacon, and white cheddar cheese

Or Top with sauteed mushrooms (with balsamic vinegar added to them at the end of cooking)goat cheese, and thyme leaves


  1. I have one word for this one...
    YUMMMMMMM. It was the best!!!!
    I was telling everyone in the room to go get a piece!
    thanks for posting Corie!

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  3. Agreed. This was ridiculously good...I meant to say that I LOVE those unexpected combinations! Thanks Corie!