Flatbread Pizza

Flatbread Pizza

History and info of Flatbread Pizza

The history of pizza begins in antiquity, when various ancient cultures produced basic flatbreads with several toppings. A precursor of pizza was probably the focaccia, a flat bread known to the Romans as panis focacius, to which toppings were then added. Modern pizza developed in Naples when tomato was added to the focaccia in the late 18th century. The word pizza was first documented in A.D. 997 in Gaeta and successively in different parts of Central and Southern Italy. Pizza was mainly eaten in Italy and by emigrants from there. This changed after World War II when Allied troops stationed in Italy came to enjoy pizza along with other Italian foods. In Sardinia, French and Italian archaeologists have found bread baked over 7,000 years ago. According to Professor Philippe Marinval, the local islanders leavened this bread. Foods similar to pizza have been made since antiquity. Records of people adding other ingredients to bread to make it more flavorful can be found throughout ancient history.


    1/4 cup self-rising flour, plus more for dusting
    3 heaped tablespoons natural Greek yogurt
    1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the pan
    1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
    Pinch of kosher salt
    1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for serving
    2 to 3 tablespoons tomato pasta sauce (Napolitano sauce)


For the flatbread: In a small mixing bowl, add the self-rising flour, yogurt, olive oil, rosemary and salt and mix. It might seem like the consistency is sticky, but this is okay! Next, dust a bench top with more of the flour and knead the dough until it forms a ball. If it's still sticky, add more flour to the bench. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin until 1/2 centimeter (1/4 inch) in thickness. Next, heat a small splash of olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Once hot, transfer the flatbread over and cook until light brown, about 2 minutes. Then flip and cook on the other side for another minute. Serve topped with one of the pizza topping combinations.Put some sauce and cheese on it.