Ricotta and tomato flatbread with sumac and herb oil

Preparation time : 20 mins Cooking time : 35 mins Servings : 1 large flatbread
  • 125 g cake wheat flour - all purpose white flour
  • 125 g whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp instant dry yeast
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 160 ml tepid water
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 300 g soft ricotta or cream cheese
  • zest of a lemon
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • 2 cup multi-coloured heirloom tomatoes - sliced
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • a handful of each - oregano, thyme and basil
  • ½ tsp dried red chili flakes
  • zest of half a lemon plus the juice
  • 2 Tbs olive oil

Start by making the flatbread dough. Combine the flours, yeast and salt in a mixing bowl.Add the water and oil and combine. Once the dough comes together, turn out onto a floured board and knead for 6-8 minutes. 

Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover and proof until doubled in size.

Season the tomatoes with a generous pinch of sea salt flakes and place in a colander to drain for 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 200º C.Turn the dough out onto a floured board and roll into a long oval. Transfer to a lined baking sheet. Cover with a clean tea towel and set aside to proof for 20 minutes.

Combine the ricotta, lemon zest, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Spread evenly over the flatbread base.

Blot the tomatoes with kitchen paper to remove excess water. Lay the tomatoes on the ricotta and sprinkle with sumac.

Drizzle a little olive oil on top and bake for 30 - 35 minutes. The crust needs to be crisp and golden.Whisk together all the ingredients for the herb oil and drizzle over the flatbread. Serve warm. 

Recipe reprinted with permission of Bibby'sKitchen@36

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