Recipe: Oak Grilled Peach & Prosciutto Flatbread
Here’s another recipe from Mike Halbert, the executive chef at Big Cedar Lodge in the southern Missouri who sent a...
Here’s another recipe from Mike Halbert, the executive chef at Big Cedar Lodge in the southern Missouri who sent a great wood-roasted bruschetta recipe back in June. Halbert is back with another amazing recipe that takes advantage of in-season peaches. The dish also calls for prosciutto, and I can think of no better use for deputy editor Colin Kearns’s duck prosciutto, then pairing it with some fresh peach on an easy-to-make flatbread.
Oak Grilled Peach & Prosciutto
Maytag blue cheese, crumbled
Thinly sliced prosciutto
Extra virgin olive oil
Flatbread dough (recipe below)
All-Purpose flour for rolling
Half the peaches and remove the stone. Brush the cut side of the peaches with a little amount of canola oil and grill over a very hot fire to char the cut side quickly.
Warm some olive oil in a skillet, add rosemary, then remove from the heat and let steep until cooled back down to room temperature.
Dust a work surface lightly with flour, take a 5-ounce piece of dough and roll out to an oblong shape roughly 10 inches long and 4 inches wide.
Separate 3 ounces of Maytag cheese into about 10 pieces and place evenly over the dough.
Take the half of the peaches and cut into thin wedges, place about 7 to 8 pieces on the dough with the cheese, then drape slices of prosciutto in and around the cheese and peaches.
Bake in a wood oven at 600 to 700 degrees (in a regular oven, you can use a pizza stone set in the oven pre-heated to the highest temperature or grill the dough first to create a crisper crust)
The flatbread should take 3 to 4 minutes to cook. Remove from the oven, cut into slices and add watercress that has been lightly dressed with salt and rosemary oil.
4 cups bread flour
1 1/2 cups water
1 packet yeast
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Add water, salt, and oil to a mixing bowl. Add flour, then yeast.
Mix with an electric mixer for 2 minutes at lowest speed. Stop the mixer and scrape the bottom of the bowl to incorporate all the ingredients. Mix for another 2 minutes. The dough will be very wet and sticky.
Flour your work surface well, and knead dough to cover with flour.
Let rest for 15 min then shape or pan dough.