Eddie’s House Restaurant in Scottsdale AZ serves up complimentary Blue Cheese Butter topped with Pistou with a bread basket that includes flat breads. It’s very indulgent and delicious! I used an Epicurious Recipe for the flat bread. It was very easy and quick to prepare. The blue cheese butter and pistou are also easy to prepare. You can whip this up for a crowd and they will be impressed.
Ingredients for Flat Breads about 6 servings
1 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil + extra for brushing breads
Optional seasonings like sesame seeds, poppy seeds, zar’tar, rosemary, onion flakes, garlic flakes can also be delicious on flat bread.
Set your oven to 450 degrees F
In a medium size bowl add all your dry ingredients and make a well in the center. In the well add your water and oil and mix well.
Divide the dough into three balls.
Put your dough ball on top of parchment paper that fits your baking sheet and top the dough with plastic wrap and roll thin with a rolling pin.
Now remove the plastic wrap and brush with oil. Top with flaked sea salt and what ever other herb or spices you want.
In about 10 minutes in your 450 degree F oven your flat bread should look like this.
Let cool and break up to serve.
You might want to serve with blue cheese butter.
Ingredients for about 6 servings
4 oz unsalted butter – room temperature
4 oz blue cheese – room temperature
2 oz whipped cream cheese
Mix well and serve.
For the Pistou – You might want to read the more detailed Pistou Recipe I published last week but it’s very easy and I made a big batch to use with other things. Extra Pistou can be frozen in an ice cube tray for latter uses.
12 oz. basil leaves – cleaned and rough chopped
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves smashed
1 Tablespoon salt – kosher or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Just blend till smooth. I note you might want to use more oil. I try to use as little oil as I can so my batch is slightly thick.
It’s just delicious and is another crowd pleaser.