Thursday, October 10, 2013

Flat Bread with carmelized onions and butter nut squash!!!

Last weekend My Gardner Guy and tried out a new restaurant  Twigs, that opened near us in Farmington Station. They had a flat bread on their menu under appetizers that was very delicious...I have a lot of butter nut squash sitting on my kitchen counter so I decided I would make some of this flat bread myself...we loved it!!!



Roasted Butternut Squash
1 small butternut squash, cut into 1-inch cubes or smaller
olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Use a baking sheet drizzle each sheet with a small amount of olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until tender.

Caramelized Onions
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 large onions, thinly sliced
salt & pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add onions and a pinch of salt. Cook until completely caramelized, stirring occasionally at first and more often as onions begin to brown. Depending on your stove, this could take anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour. Season with freshly ground pepper.

Flatbread
1 prepared pizza crust or make your own...
I love this simple pizza crust....
1 3/4 cups of flour
1/2 TBSP of yeast
1/2 TBSP of sugar
1/2 TBSP of oil
3/4 tsp. of salt
3/4 cup of warm water
mix all ingredients together and roll out to your desired shape
 Prepare...
Preheat oven to temperature indicated on pizza crust package. Top crust with caramelized onions, cheese, and squash. Bake for time on package or until squash is heated through and cheese has melted.
While pizza is baking, heat oil in small skillet over medium high heat. Add sage leaves and saute, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes or until leaves are crispy, but still green. Sprinkle sage leaves and walnuts on pizza before serving.
  Ingredients used...
  • 1 prepared pizza crust
  • 1/2 of caramelized onions
  • 1/2 c. shredded Fontina or Italian blend cheese (try different cheeses that you may like)
  • 1/2 cup or more of roasted butternut squash
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. sage leaves, cut into ribbons

  • side note:
    nuts would also be good to add to this, and serving with balsamic vinegar tastes great!!!
    also I like the taste of sage but cut up in small pieces....basil would also taste good!!!
    Have Fun!!!!

     

     
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