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Spiced lamb flatbreads

Published on July 16, 2020
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Forget making pizza from scratch, these spiced lamb flatbreads will be on the table in under an hour

Spiced lamb flatbreads

You will need

Serves 4

For the dough

Plain flour 250g
00 flour 250g
Fast-acting yeast 2 tsp
Caster sugar 1 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Lukewarm water 250ml
Olive oil 1½ tbsp

For the topping

Ground cumin 2 tsp
Ground coriander 1 tsp
Onion ½, finely chopped
Tomato puree 1 tbsp
Tomato 1, deseeded and chopped
Roasted red pepper 1, chopped
Garlic 2 cloves, minced
Flat-leaf parsley 6 sprigs, chopped
Minced lamb 500g
Salt ¾ tsp
Pepper, freshly ground
Polenta or cornmeal for dusting
Pine nuts 2 tbsp
Tzatziki to serve
Lemon wedges to serve

Method

  1. Heat the oven to its highest setting and place a pizza stone or a couple of up-turned baking trays in to heat up.
  2. For the dough: mix together the ingredients in a large bowl and then knead for about 5 minutes into a smooth and elastic dough. Place back in the bowl and set aside somewhere warm for 10 minutes, or until puffy.
  3. For the topping: use a food processor to whizz together the spices, onion, tomato puree, tomato, roasted pepper and garlic until you get a rough puree. Tip into a bowl and add the parsley, lamb, salt and pepper. Use your hands to combine everything until you have a paste-like mixture.
  4. Divide the rested dough into four balls and roll or stretch out into 20cm discs. Remove the pizza stone or baking tray(s) from the oven and dust with polenta or cornmeal to prevent sticking, then slide the discs on top. Working quickly, dot a quarter of the topping thinly across each base. Scatter over a quarter of the pine nuts.
  5. Place the lamb flatbreads in the oven and cook for 11 minutes, until the crust turns golden and the topping is bubbling. Serve hot with tzatziki and a lemon wedge for squeezing over.

Recipe featured in LEON Happy Fast Food by Rebecca Seal, Jack Burke and John Vincent. Published by Conran Octopus, photography by Steven Joyce. £16.99

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