Spiced Pear Flatbread With Mustard Cream
 
Description:

INGREDIENTS

1.25 Cup - Warm water
0.5 Teaspoon - Granulated sugar
2.25 Teaspoon - Active dry yeast
1.5 Cup - Spelt flour
1.5 Cup - Unbleached all-purpose flour, plus extra
2 Teaspoon - Salt
0.5 Cup - Toasted walnut halves, chopped
0.25 Cup - Extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus extra
2 - Red pears, cut into ¼-in (0.5 cm) slices
0.25 Teaspoon - Chinese five spice
0.25 Teaspoon - Hot smoked paprika
1 Cup - Baby arugula
0.33 Cup - Crème fraîche or sour cream
1.5 Tablespoon - Dijon mustard
3 Tablespoon - Grainy mustard
0.5 Teaspoon - Honey
1 Tablespoon - Orange juice
1 - Salt and pepper, to taste


DIRECTIONS

1. In a small bowl, combine water, sugar and yeast and set aside 5 minutes, allowing yeast to bloom. (If mixture does not become frothy like the head on a beer, the yeast may be inactive and you will need to repeat this step with a fresh pack of yeast.) In a large bowl, whisk together flours, salt and walnuts. Make a well and add yeast mixture and 2 tbsp (30 ml) oil. Stir together with a wooden spoon. Generously dust a clean work surface with all-purpose flour and turn dough out of bowl. Knead dough until soft and elastic, about 8 minutes, adding more flour as needed. Clean bowl and grease it with some olive oil. Place dough in bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm spot to rise slowly for 1½ to 2 hours, dough should be doubled in size. Lightly brush a baking sheet with olive oil, then turn out dough directly onto sheet. With your fingertips, poke and stretch dough into an 8 x 16-in (20 x 40 cm) oval. Brush with remaining 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil, cover with a towel and leave to rise for 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Top dough with pears and sprinkle with Chinese five spice and paprika. Bake focaccia until golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. While baking, make Mustard Cream (recipe follows). Remove from pan and allow to cool slightly on a wire rack. Top with arugula and a drizzle of Mustard Cream. Slice and serve.

2. For Mustard Cream: Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

No of servings: 10




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