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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Todd English's Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread!

fig & prosciutto flatbread with rosemary-scented crust, fig jam
and gorgonzola dolce

Have you ever had the fig & prosciutto flatbread at Todd English's The Plaza Food Hall? It's my go-to/most-recommended dish there! Upon request, my dear friend Tina Heath-Schuttenberg--PFH's marketing manager--provided me with the (until now) secret recipe!

Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread

2 twelve ounce balls of pizza dough (store-bought is o. k.), at room temperature
All-purpose flour
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
Salt and freshly ground pepper
½ cup fig jam (from a six-ounce jar)
¼ pound gorgonzola, crumbled (1 cup)
3 ounces sliced prosciutto
1 scallion, white and green parts thinly sliced


  • Place a pizza stone in the bottom of the oven and preheat the oven to 500°. Allow at least forty five minutes for the pizza stone to heat thoroughly.
  • Meanwhile, on a lightly floured surface, roll out one piece of the pizza dough to a thirteen-inch round. Dust a pizza peel with flour and slide the dough onto it. Drizzle with about two tablespoons of the olive oil and sprinkle with half of the garlic and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Dollop ¼ cup of the fig jam all over the crust, being sure to leave a one inch border of dough all around. Scatter half of the cheese and prosciutto over the dough.
  • Slide the flatbread onto the stone and bake for about fifteen minutes, until puffed and golden. Transfer the flatbread to a cutting board and let cool for ten minutes before slicing. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make the second flatbread. Garnish with the sliced scallion and serve.

Thanks, Tina!
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