Flat Bread Pizza

Flat Bread Pizza


IMAG0520Woke up late...really really late....11:30am late....so breakfast was not even in the thought process. I was looking for lunch, and the young monster was looking for lunch so we began poking in the cabinets.  She decided she wanted a cheese sandwich.  Ok...sounds perfectly horrid to me, but hey she's a teenager, they eat anything.

There was a tiny little problem though...we had no bread. I decided to make some Navajo Fry bread because I've been wanting to try to make it for a while now. Next problem--all the recipes I found advised letting the dough rest for an hour after the dough ball forms. We were hungry NOW! So I combined about 4 different flat bread recipies to come up with something that matched the ingredients we had.

Grilled Flat Bread

  • 3 cups all purpose flour (loosely packed)
  • 1 cup very cold water
  • A couple of fingers of shortening (2 or 3 TBS?)
  • 2 TSP Salt (I just pour a little into the palm of my hand)
  • 2 TSP Baking Powder (I actually measure this...LOL)
  • A little bit of baking soda.  Really...a little bit. Go wild, just guess.

Mix all of this into a dough, it will be a little sticky but don't work it too much. Divide the dough into 5 or 6 equal pieces and roll them out on a floured surface. How thick? That's up to you. Thicker takes longer to cook.  I rolled them out not quite tortilla thin, and they rose quite a bit in the frying. In fact they ended up being about 1/4 inch thick.

Place them on a heated, oiled griddle and cook on both sides until done. Next time I will try cooking them in butter instead of the oil because I think it will just improve the taste.  And I just like butter.


The teen monster was satisfied, but I was still hungry, and she who must be obeyed wanted something to eat as well. We were still suffering from a lack of ingredients for a proper lunch.

Enter the leftovers!  Sauce left over from homemade pizza a couple nights ago.  Check.  Mozzerella Cheese. Check. Some pepporoni of dubious origin. Check.  PIZZA!IMAG0519

Recipe?  Really?  Slap the sauce down, put the pepporoni on top (and hope they are still good), and toss the cheese on top. Let it cook in a 450 degree oven until the cheese is all bubbly goodness. 

It was good enough to make you slap yo momma.