Appetizers,  Recipe

Dirty Martini Flatbread

These delectable flatbreads embrace every good part of a dirty martini: vodka sauce, blue cheese and olives. 

Pizza Crust

  • 1 packet instant dry yeast
  • 1/2 t brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 t salt
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 3 1/2 cups flour

Combine yeast, sugar and warm water. Let sit until it becomes bubbly, about 10 minutes. Add the salt and oil. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Let rise, about 45 minutes to 2 hours.  

Nerdy Tip

take the temperature of the water- too hot water kills the yeast, too cold and it won’t activate. 110 degrees is ideal and worth measuring. 

Vodka Pizza Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 3 T parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 t garlic
  • 2 T honey
  • 3/4 t onion powder
  • 3/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t oregano
  • 1/2 t basil
  • 1/2 t black pepper
  • 1/8 t cayennesalt to taste
  • 1/2 pint heavy cream

SautΓ© onion in butter until clear. Add vodka and simmer to reduce, about 10 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for 30 minutes. 


Making the Pizza

  • 2 cups mozzarella
  • carmelized onions
  • blue cheese
  • green olives

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out a handful of pizza dough on a heavily floured surface. Place the rolled out crust onto a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and pierce throughout with a fork. Bake for 5 minutes. Spoon sauce onto the dough. Top as desired. I love onions with my blue cheese and olives. Mushrooms are great too!  Bake until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted, about 8 minutes.

Nerdy Tip

the thinner the crust, the crispier it will beuse cornmeal to dust the baking sheetbake on a stone, or better yet- the grill!

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