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Grilled Flatbreads, Garlic Oil and a Brunch Idea

Grilled Flatbreads, Garlic Oil and a Brunch Idea

Grilled Flatbreads, Garlic Oil and a Brunch Idea - how to make homemade garlic oil and then use it on homemade flatbreads made right on the backyard grill.
Course Bread

Ingredients

For the Flatbread Dough

  • Makes sufficient for 6 - 8 flatbreads.
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp instant rise yeast
  • 1 & 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with a dough hook. Mix for 5 -10 minutes on medium speed. You may need to add a little more flour, a tablespoon at a time until the dough doesn't stick to the sides of the bowl. Alternatively stir together with a wooden spoon before turning out onto a floured bread board and kneading for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Cover the dough and allow to rise for about an hour until about doubled in size.
  3. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for another few minutes. Divide into 6-8 equal portions, form into balls and let rest for about 10-15 minutes before stretching or rolling the dough out into about 9 inch rounds.
  4. Preheat your gas grill to about medium low heat and place the stretched dough portions a couple at a time directly on the grill. Watch these carefully, adjust the temperature and move them around on the grill as needed.
  5. At this point you can brush them with garlic olive oil and sprinkle with chopped herbs if you like before flipping the flatbreads and grilling the flatbreads for about another minute.

For the Garlic Olive Oil

  1. Two cups extra virgin olive oil

  2. 6 cloves garlic, sliced (or use as much as you like for a more intensely flavoured oil)

  3. Over minimum heat heat the olive oil and sliced garlic slowly for about 15 - 20 minutes or just until the garlic slices begin to bubble at the edges. remove from the heat and allow to cool before storing in an airtight container or in mason jars. While the oil is still warm, you can add fresh herbs to the oil for extra flavour. Rosemary and oregano work well, just be sure to crush the leaves a little before adding them to the oil to impart more flavour to the oil.
  4. And finally, one more of my favorite ideas for great grilled flatbreads is as a base for a great brunch. Here, I've used garlic and herb flatbread beneath 2 eggs over easy, fried tomatoes and a sprinkle of fresh black pepper and freshly grated parmesan cheese. Crumbled bacon or breakfast sausage can obviously be added as well.