Ricotta and tomato flatbread with sumac and herb oil

Bibby's Kitchen
Prep: 20 mins, Cooking: 35 mins By Food24
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Ingredients (16)

FLATBREAD
125 g all-purpose flour
125 g whole wheat flour
1 tsp instant dried yeast
3/4 tsp salt
160 ml water — tepid
1 tbsp olive oil
RICOTTA SPREAD
300 g soft ricotta or cream cheese
zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and black pepper — to taste
2 cup multi-coloured heirloom tomatoes — sliced
1 tsp sumac
HERB OIL
a handful of each - oregano, thyme and basil
1/2 tsp dried red chilli flakes
1/2 lemon — zest and juice
2 tbsp olive oil
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Method:

 

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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