A Southern Grace: flat-out delicious (and a great giveaway)

September 22, 2014

flat-out delicious (and a great giveaway)

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If you're anything like me, you often find inspiration for suppers at home in menus at restaurants. That was the case here.


There's a flatbread at one of our favorite restaurants in town that's topped with a blend of Gorgonzola and mozzarella cheeses, caramelized onions, candied pecans, and Granny Smith apple slices, and it's SO delicious. It's the perfect size for me and the combination of textures and tastes is just unbeatable.

Since I became an ambassador for Krusteaz, I get the opportunity to test out lots of products, and I received a plethora of flatbread mixes with which to experiment. Obviously, the first thought that came to my mind was that delicious onion and apple flatbread from the restaurant.


I changed things up a little bit, using blue cheese and sliced almonds instead of Gorgonzola and pecans. The mix couldn't have been easier to put together, and if you have doubts as to whether something so easy could possibly yield delicious results, doubt no more. The flatbreads are crispy and flavorful, the perfect vehicle for any array of toppings. If you'd like a chance to win a Krusteaz gift set including 2 whole wheat flatbread mixes, 2 garlic and onion flatbread mixes, 2 Italian herb flatbread mixes, an apron, a kitchen timer, and a pizza cutter, leave me a comment below telling me your ideal combination of toppings and which mix you'd use for it. For bonus entries, you can do one or all of the following, just leave a separate comment for each:
*Follow Krusteaz on Twitter
*Like Krusteaz on Facebook
*Follow Krusteaz on Pinterest
*Follow Krusteaz on Instagram

I'll announce the winner in a week, on September 29th. Good luck! For more ideas, check out these ideas from Hostess with the Mostess, another Krusteaz ambassador:
**Family Friendly Flatbread Tacos
**Game Day Turnovers
**Thai Chicken Flatbread
**Grilled BBQ Chicken Flatbread

Apple, Blue Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Flatbread
Makes 2 8x11-inch flatbreads
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided use
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 box Krusteaz flatbread mix--any variety will do!
  • 1 cup very warm water (115-125 degrees F)
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup provolone, mozzarella, or other mild cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
Directions:
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the onion and sugar, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent and partly tender, about 5 minutes.
Season the onion with salt and pepper, cover the skillet, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook until the onions are nicely browned and quite tender, 30 to 35 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
To make the flatbreads, preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
Stir together flatbread mix and yeast (enclosed in box).
Add warm water and oil, stirring until dough forms a ball.
Cover dough and let rest 10-20 minutes.
Shape dough by dividing into 2 equal portions.
With floured hands, pat out dough 1/8 to 1/4 -inch thick, forming desired shape.
Bake 5-7 or until slightly brown.
Remove from the oven then top each flatbread with a sprinkling of onions, sliced apples, blue cheese, shredded cheese, and almonds.
Return to the oven and bake 11-14 minutes more, or until the cheese is melted and the almonds are toasted.


39 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That looks ever so mouthwatering! A fabulous combination of ingredients and flavors.

Cheers,

Rosa

Alicia Foodycat said...

Fantastic flavours! I am working to convince Paul about fruit and savoury combinations. I am making progress, so this might make the playlist soon!

Laura M. said...

Yum! I would try the garlic and onion mix with some pesto, feta, and artichoke hearts.

Joanne said...

I LOVE pairing apples with cheese, so bring on the flatbread! This sounds so tasty.

Erica said...

Wow! I love flat bread! This looks wonderful and the combination of flavors and textures is amazing, Grace!

Angie Schneider said...

I too love flatbread with different seasonal toppings. This looks very tasty Grace.

Brittany Koelmel said...

I LOVEEE flatbread, especially covered in garlic and Parmesan :)

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The Sea Salt said...

I love love love flatbread and I LOVE blue cheese. I would use the whole wheat flatbread mix and top it with fig butter or jam and gorgonzola. I would top it with arugula tossed in a light vinaigrette when it comes out.
Mouth watering! Congrats on becoming an ambassador! You're my blogging idol!

Marjie said...

I could see the garlic and onion topped with cheese, or the whole wheat topped with honey and apples. Congrats on being an ambassador for Krusteaz!

Katerina said...

My husband and son would love this flatbread! They are huge fans of blue cheese!

Katerina said...

My husband and son would love this flatbread! They are huge fans of blue cheese!

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

I also get inspiration from restaurants. This flatbread looks delicious. I love the flavor combination you've used.

Heather B said...

I would use the whole wheat mix and make a veggie pizza with broccoli, cauliflower and some other veggies.

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Barbara said...

Great giveaway, grace!
Must say, I love Gorgonzola, and with apples, onions and pecans, I'd gobble that flatbread down!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Wow and wow. That sounds great and I started drooling involuntarily while I was reading the description. Which means I want it bad!!

Emily said...

I looove the sound of this.. blue cheese, apples and onions?! Yum. I will have to try some of their flatbread mixes.

kumars kitchen said...

what is not to love in this treat...flat bread,cheese,apples and onions....all our favorite pizza toppings in one single dish...makes us hungry,thanks for the recipe :-)

Laura said...

I've never tried to make flatbread, didn't know Krusteaz had these mixes. I'd love to learn, would try jalapeƱo and cheeses with cilantro cream sauce. My new obsession. thank you!

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I would just do kale on the whole wheat.

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I would put Italian Sausage and tomatoes on the garlic and onion flatbread
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1froglegs said...

A unique pizza that we make fairly regularly is a chili-dog pizza. We use chili in place of sauce, with diced wieners, onions, and cheese. I think this would go well on the garlic and onion crust.

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I Wilkerson said...

SOunds like a good problem to have--"having to" experiment with lots of flatbread recipes!