Flatbread with Dates, Blue Cheese and Shallots

Flatbread with Dates, Blue Cheese and Shallots

Flatbread with Dates, Blue Cheese and Shallots

"This fall flatbread is the perfect starter for a small dinner party or can serve two as a main. The saltiness of the blue cheese plays nicely with the sweetness of the dates, which also provide great texture. I like using sage leaves on top for some earthiness, but rosemary would work just as well. Serve with a chilled red wine."

- Chef Colu Henry

Recipe and photography by Chef Colu Henry

  • People: Serves 2 to 4
  • Prep/Cook Time: 30 to 50 minutes
  • Health:
Flatbread with Dates, Blue Cheese and Shallots

"This fall flatbread is the perfect starter for a small dinner party or can serve two as a main. The saltiness of the blue cheese plays nicely with the sweetness of the dates, which also provide great texture. I like using sage leaves on top for some earthiness, but rosemary would work just as well. Serve with a chilled red wine."

- Chef Colu Henry

Recipe and photography by Chef Colu Henry

  • People: Serves 2 to 4
  • Prep/Cook Time: 30 to 50 minutes
  • Health:

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces prepared pizza dough at room temperature, divided into two 
  • 8 ounces Roquefort or other good quality blue cheese, crumbled 
  • 10 dates
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced into rings 
  • 4 to 6 sage leaves, torn 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling 
  • Red pepper flakes for serving, optionals

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  • Shape the pizza dough into 9 to 10-inch rounds and transfer to a large, lightly oiled rimmed sheet pan.
  • Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon olive oil and bake until the dough starts to turn golden, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and evenly scatter the blue cheese over top of the pizzas, followed by the shallots, dates and the sage leaves.
  • Drizzle remaining olive oil over top.
  • Bake, rotating the baking pan halfway through, until the blue cheese begins to bubble, and the sage leaves are slightly crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Season with red pepper flakes, should you like.  

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