What’s the difference between pizza and flatbread?
I wondered this myself and found through a little online “noodling” that there are no hard and fast rules for the two although some say a flatbread is usually:
– Not round
– Very thin
– Flat all the way to the edge
– Not covered in sauce
– Made with non-yeasted dough
– Topped with creative combinations of ingredients
Flatbreads to me seem easier to make than large pizzas. You don’t have to make them round and they can be made into small manageable sizes. I have smoked up the house on more than one occasion when trying to transfer a large heavily topped pizza from the peel to the oven. The dough likes stick to the peel, and then as I panic, jiggling and shaking the peel, the ingredients fly off into the hot oven causing a smoke storm in the house…argh – not fun!
As far as dough, I usually do use yeast dough – it comes down to what I have time for. Sometimes I use homemade pizza dough, other times I use premade flatbreads or even pita bread. This time I used the fresh dough from the grocery store.
If you don’t have a pizza stone or a pizza peel, no worries, just bake it on a pizza pan or sheet pan.
Red, White and Blue Flatbreads, Step-by-Step Photos:
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