Greek Flat Breads


Makes 16 flat breads


Basic Yeast Bread
1/4 pound crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
Coarse salt (optional)


  1. Prepare Basic Yeast Bread as directed.
  2. Turn out dough onto lightly oiled surface. Divide dough into 16 equal pieces. Form each piece into ball. Cover with clean towel; let rest 5 minutes.
  3. Grease baking sheets; set aside. Combine cheese, olives, garlic and oil in medium bowl; set aside. Beat egg with 1 tablespoon water.
  4. Flatten each dough ball to 1/2 inch thick. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Brush dough with beaten egg mixture. Sprinkle each round with equal amount of olive mixture; press topping into dough slightly. Cover with towel; let rise in warm, draft-free place 45 minutes.
  5. Place heavy pan on lower rack of oven. Preheat oven to 400°F. Sprinkle tops of dough with coarse salt, if desired; place in oven. Carefully place 4 to 5 ice cubes in heavy pan in oven; close door immediately. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately remove bread from baking sheets to wire racks; cool.

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