Ricotta and Tomato flatbread with sumac and herb oil

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Ricotta and Tomato flatbread with sumac and herb oil


Ricotta and Tomato flatbread with sumac and herb oil

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Serves: 1 large flatbread
Ricotta and tomato flatbread with sumac and herb oil
How delicious does this look? I can’t wait to give it a try this weekend, thanks bibbyskitchenat36.com!
  • 125g cake wheat flour (all-purpose white flour)
  • 125g whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 160ml tepid water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

      Ricotta spread

  • 300g (1  1/4 cup) soft ricotta or cream cheese
  • zest of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • 2 cups multi-coloured heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sumac

     Herb oil

  • a handful of each, oregano, thyme and basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red chili flakes
  • zest of half a lemon plus the juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Start by making the flatbread dough. Combine the flours, yeast and salt in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the water and oil and combine. Once the dough comes together, turn out onto a floured board and knead for 6-8 minutes.
  3. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover and proof until doubled in size.
  4. Season the tomatoes with a generous pinch of sea salt flakes and place in a colander to drain for 20 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200º C.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and roll into a long oval. Transfer to a lined baking sheet. Cover with a clean tea towel and set aside to proof for 20 minutes.
  7. Combine the ricotta, lemon zest, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Spread evenly over the flatbread base.
  8. Blot the tomatoes with kitchen paper to remove excess water. Lay the tomatoes on the ricotta and sprinkle with sumac. Drizzle a little olive oil on top and bake for 30 – 35 minutes. The crust needs to be crisp and golden.
  9. Whisk together all the ingredients for the herb oil and drizzle over the flatbread. Serve warm.
Margaret Hirsch
Margaret Hirsch
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