Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads are a simple way to make a crispy-crust pizza at home.
Hard to believe that last weekend, when I took the photos for this post we were enjoying 40 degree weather! There was plenty of sunshine and we even felt like our winter coats were too much while we were out and about.
That little taste of warmth is but a memory at this point since we were startled awake this morning by the automated phone call from our school district saying that there would be no school today. Timing is everything... it was early enough to let those parents who leave super early to go into NYC for work know that they may need to make other arrangements... but, also too close to my "normal" wake up time for me to go back to sleep. ugghhhhhh!
Now, back to warmer thoughts... when I received a package from the folks at Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads back in December (I'm way behind on sharing these with you!), I was happy to see that they could be frozen until you were ready to use them... they were generous enough to send me several different products to sample, so I'll be sharing others as I tinker with my ideas.
Since I do try to make attempts at eating healthier whenever possible, I wanted to try their whole wheat flatbread to make a quick and easy pizza. Using a flavorful roasted red pepper tapenade I found in the refrigerated section at my grocery store, that became the flavor base for my pizza.
I used a combination of fontina and shredded mozzarella cheeses - but, only a little bit because I didn't want to hide the flavor of the tapenade. Every pizza needs a little bit of cheesy goodness added to it, right?
Since I was making lunch for myself, I cut the flatbread in half so that I wouldn't have too much leftover. The package recommends baking the flatbread directly on the rack of your oven or toaster oven to get the crispiest result. I did follow those instructions and must say that this was the crispiest pizza I've made from a prepared "crust". I've tried other brands, but they haven't come out quite as crispy.
The crust didn't have that "healthy" or "cardboard" taste to it, while it was crispy it was hearty and satisfying. The crust was a perfect vehicle for the tapenade and cheeses that I chose to dress it up. I'm looking forward to trying their garlic flavored crust with a combination of other flavors to see how it stands up to added toppings.
I'm already thinking that the other half of my whole wheat crust might dressed up with a pesto base with some sautéed mushrooms and and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese... so many other options are possible!
Hope you are staying warm and cozy in spite of this snowy winter we seem to be experiencing this year!
Note: While I was sent product from Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads, all opinions are my own.
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