I didn't have rosemary and just used the onions. It was really good (especially with the Red Beans and Rice), but I think it would be much better with rosemary. Bittman has ideas for additional ingredients to add--I've noted them here.
The flatbread was very easy and good but I thought it was too oily. I'll make it again with less oil and try other ingredients.
Easy Whole Grain Flatbread
- 1 cup whole wheat flour, cornmeal (fine or medium grind), or chickpea flour, or a combination (I used whole wheat)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 large onion, halved and thinly sliced, optional
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, optional
- Put the flour in a bowl and add salt. Slowly add 1 1/4 cups water, whisking to eliminate lumps. The batter should be the consistency of thin pancake batter. If it's not, whisk up to another 1/4 cup water into the mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time. Cover with a towle and let sit while the oven heats, or as long as 12 hours.
- When ready to bake, heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Put the oil in a 12-inch rimmed pizza pan or skillet and put in the heated oven. Wait a couple minutes for the oil to get hot but not smoking; the oil is ready when you just start to smell it. Carefully remove the pan. Add the onion and rosemary if you're using them and give them a little stir. Pour in the batter, gently swirl the pan to distribute the oil, and return the skillet to the oven.
- Bake until the flatbread is well browned, firm, and crisp around the edges, about 45 minutes. (It will release easily from the pan when it's done.) Let it rest for a couple minutes before cutting it into wedges or squares.
- Cumin, garam masala, or curry powder, up to 2 teaspoons, in Step 2 after the oil is hot.
- Chopped scallions, up to 1 cup, in Step 2 after the oil is hot.
- Grated or minced ginger, up to 2 tablespons, in Step 2 after the oil is hot.
- Minced garlic or chopped fresh chiles, as much as you like, in Step 2 after the oil is hot.
- Grated citrus zest, up to 2 tablespoons, mixed directly into the batter in Step 1.
- Maple syrup, up to 1/4 cup, mixed directly into the batter in Step 1.
- Seeds; shredded, unsweetened coconut; or chopped nuts, up to 1/2 cup, in Step 2 after the oil is hot.
- Soy sauce, in place of up to 1/4 cup of the water, mixed directly into the batter in Step 1.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: Using 2 tablespoons oil, 2 PointsPlus for 8 servings.