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Don't Think You Can Bake? Tips to Succeed

My mother was great in the kitchen, but I didn't inherit her natural knack for whipping up baked goods. She never followed recipes, because she knew how to create treats without them! As an adult, I found baking fun, but when none of my treats turned out edible, I officially decided to quit baking. One day, I was watching a friend bake a batch of cookies, and she shared some great tips for baking success. She told me that following recipes precisely was key to success and that most bakers do use recipes! She also told me that every oven differs and some get hotter in certain spots, even when set on the same temperature, so check on items often before the time is up. I created this blog to share the baking tips I have learned and to help others who think they "can't bake" realize that they can!

Don't Think You Can Bake? Tips to Succeed

A Chef's Guide: Three Great Appetizers To Make With Flatbreads

by Sarah Torres

If you've found that you over-ordered flatbreads, don't just let them go to waste. Adding a flatbread appetizer or two to your "specials" menu is a good way to make use of them while also pleasing your customers. Here are three simple flatbread appetizers that come together in minutes and make use of ingredients you probably already have in your restaurant kitchen.

Black and Blue Flatbread

With steak, crumbled blue cheese, and a honey-butter sauce, this flatbread appetizer is full of flavor.

Ingredients (for one order):

  • 1 flatbread
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 ounces grilled steak, sliced thinly
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Place the butter and the honey in a saucepan, and heat on low until the butter is melted and the sauce becomes uniform. Brush this mixture onto the flatbread. Top the flatbread with the cheese and steak, and place it in a 400 degree F oven for 3 minutes. The cheese should melt slightly and the bread should appear a bit toasted. Slice the flatbread into squares, and serve.

"Mock" Greek Pita

In this recipe, the flatbread is treated like a pita -- brushed with a garlicky oil and served with a house-made cucumber and yogurt sauce.

Ingredients (for 6 orders):

  • 6 flatbreads
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

Combine the yogurt, cucumber, onion, clove of garlic, and vinegar in a food processor. Process until smooth, and set aside.

Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic, and brush the mixture over the flatbreads. Slice the flatbreads into strips, and serve with a small bowl of the dipping sauce,

Margherita Pizza Flatbread

Pizza lovers will like this upscale version of a classic, made with thinly sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaves.

Ingredients (for one order):

  • 1 flatbread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 thin slices of tomato
  • 2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced thinly
  • 8 - 10 leaves of fresh basil

Brush the flatbread with the olive oil, and sprinkle on the garlic powder. Spread the tomatoes out over top of the pizza. Sprinkle on the cheese. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for about 8 - 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Top with the fresh basil, and serve.

Keep these delicious recipes in mind next time you order flatbread from a company like Klosterman Baking Company.