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Make This Cacio e Pepe Flatbread for Homemade Bread Day

November 17, 2019

A lot of people have the misconception that bread-making is hard. But that’s only partly true. Sure, you need a some skills, experience, and a great sense of timing to make complex loaves. But there are some breads that can be easily done even by amateur home cooks. We’re set to prove that this Homemade Bread Day (yup, it’s a thing) with this simple, flavorful cacio e pepe flatbread recipe.

Gimme that cac…io e pepe.

Literally translating to “cheese and pepper,” cacio e pepe is a very simple pasta dish. We’ve recreated the flavors, and brushed it onto a slightly tangy flatbread. Imagine eating the free bread (except it doesn’t suck) that comes with your pasta together with the actual pasta dish (especially if it’s cacio e pepe)—that’s how it tastes like.

Cacio e Pepe Flatbread

  • Serves: 6 people
  • Active time: 1 hr
  • Total time: 1 hr
  • Difficulty: Easy

INGREDIENTS

Butter and Oil Mixture

  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Cheese and Pepper Mixture

  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp. cracked black pepper
  • Salt, to taste

Flatbread

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, mix together butter and olive oil.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together cheese, black pepper and salt.
  3. Set both aside until ready to use.
  4. In a large bowl, add yogurt, flour, and baking powder.
  5. Mix well until thoroughly combined and a ball of dough forms.
  6. Cut dough into 6 pieces and working one piece at a time, flatten into large circles with a rolling pin.
  7. When all 6 flatbreads are formed, rest them underneath a towel while preheating a pan over high heat.
  8. Cook the flatbreads one at a time over high heat until they begin to puff up and brown, about 4 minutes on each side.
  9. Once both sides are cooked, brush with butter and olive oil mixture, then sprinkle the surface with the cheese and pepper mixture.
  10. Continue until all flatbread are cooked, brushed, and seasoned.
  11. Serve immediately. ​
Jica Simpas Jica Simpas

Jica hopes that by writing about food she'll actually learn how to cook. But for now, she'll happily just eat everything—especially cookies.

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