Wednesday, September 5, 2012

167. Lamb Pizza Flatbread

This is a Middle-Eastern inspired dish, consisting of a minced lamb mixture on flat bread, brought together by a cooling touch of yogurt just before serving.
Essentially, a pizza.
Of course, traditionally it is made using lamb, but this may be substituted with an thing you like: chicken, beef, or maybe even tofu.


For the dough:
2 cups flour
2 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp powder milk
2 Tbsp oil
3/4 cup warm water

For the topping:
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped finely
1 clove garlic, crushed
500g minced lamb
¼ teaspoon chili
1 tsp allspice
½ tsp cinnamon
1 cup stock
2 tomatoes, chopped finely
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
¼ cup chopped  parsley
1/3 cup chopped mint

For the sauce:
1 cup yogurt
1 lemon, juice
a sprinkling of sumac


To make the dough:
Sift the flour, salt, baking powder, milk powder in a bowl.
Whisk the yeast in the water and oil.
Pour the yeast mixture on the flour mixture and knead for 3-4 minutes.
Form dough into a ball, lightly oil, cover, allow to rise 45 minutes in a warm place.
Divide dough into four (1 per person) or eight (two mini per person).
Flatten onto a non-stick baking sheet into pizza base rounds, set aside.
Preheat oven to 400°F.

To make the topping:
Heat oil in a large frying pan; add onion and garlic, cook, stirring, until onion is soft.
Add mince; cook, stirring, until browned. Add pepper and spices; stir until fragrant.
Add stock and tomatoes to the pan and cook, stirring, over a medium heat until most of the liquid is evaporated.
Remove from the heat, stir in the pine nuts, parsley and half the mint.
Press mince mixture onto pizza base, leaving a 3cm border.
Bake for about 12 minutes or until browned lightly.

Mix the yogurt, lemon, and salt; drizzle on cooked pizzas.
Sprinkle remaining mint, and the sumac.
Serve immediately.

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