I know, I know, you might say this looks like a pizza but it isn’t..
Recently, the kid insisted to buy this version of bread from a famous bakery here. He loved the flavor of the bread and insisted that I should also make this. Now, being a mother, I had to tweak the recipe and make it more healthy, hence, I opted for a whole wheat version.
I decided to make a round shape flat bread only for simplifying my work (the reason it looks more like a pizza), one is free to make a square, rectangle, oval or any shape of their choice. The bread is a little dense because of the use of whole wheat but there’s no compromise on the taste.
As the name suggests, it has garlic and cheese in it and makes use of Italian herbs. To that extent it does resemble the Pizza but the bread is much more softer and much lesser cheesy, making it suitable for everyday eating. One can also call it a ‘Cheat’s Pizza’..
This bread makes an excellent snack for the kids as it has many inviting flavours and has cheese too..
This bread goes straight to my event ‘Only’ Snacks & Starters hosted by Raji at Vegetarian Tastebuds.
WHOLE WHEAT GARLIC CHEESE ITALIAN FLAT BREAD
1cup APF + more for dusting
1cup Whole Wheat Flour
2tsp olive oil
2tsp chili flakes
2-3garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/4onion thinly sliced
2cubes cheese ( I used paprika flavored)
2tsp milk (for milk wash)
For Yeast Proofing
3/4cup luke warm water
1tsp dry yeast
Proof the yeast with sugar and warm water and let it stand for 10-15mins, till it froths.
Mix both the flours, add salt and 1tsp olive oil to it.
Add the yeast gradually and knead a dough. Knead it well for 8-10mins.
Apply olive oil and knead again.
Rest the dough covered in a warm place till it doubles in volume (should take 30-45mins).
Meanwhile chop the ingredients for topping and keep all topping ready.
Once the dough has doubled in volume, cut it into two equal halves.
Punch down one half and make a ball.
Dust the floor with APF and using a rolling pin roll a disc of 5” diameter.
Shift it to a greased baking dish.
Spread a few pieces of sliced onion, jalapenos, garlic and onion on the disc and using the back side of the spoon press lightly on the disc.
Sprinkle chili flakes and oregano.
Grate the cheese on top.
Cover and let it rise again for 10-15mins, lightly apply milk wash, which provides a glaze and nice golden colored crust.
Bake in preheated oven at 180C for 20-25mins. Tap on the bread, a hollow sound indicates that the bread is baked.
Repeat the entire process for the second half too. Serve warm.
Sending this to my event ‘Only’ Snacks & Starters hosted by Raji at Vegetarian Tastebuds, Tickling Palate's, I Love Baking and Vardhini and Sumee's Bake Fest, My Culinary Creations- Snacks