Crisp corn flatbread slathered in basil pesto

Crisp corn flatbread slathered in basil pesto

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  • 12
  • Easy
  • Fat conscious
  • 30 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • De Morgenzon Rosé 2008


  • 4 cobs sweet corn, boiled
  • 500 g flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1 x 10 g sachet yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 T olive oil, for rubbing
  • 1 x 30 g pack sweet basil leaves
  • 1 x 125 g tub basil pesto
  • sea salt, for sprinkling

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 200°C.
Carefully run the blade of a sharp knife down the side of each corncob to remove the kernels.
Add to a mixing bowl, along with the flour, salt, sugar and yeast, and mix well.
Make a well in the centre of the mixture then stir in just enough lukewarm water to create a doughy consistency.
Roll out thin sheets of dough on a large, well-floured work surface.
Rub the surface of the pastry sheets with a little olive oil and top with a few basil leaves.
Place on a greased baking tray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp and golden.
Serve hot, with a good dollop of basil pesto spread on the surface and a sprinkling of sea salt.
Cooks note: This is delicious served with chunks of torn mozzarella and spooned avocado, seasoned with sea salt and a crack of black pepper.

Per serving: 994.9 kJ, 5.3 g protein, 8.4 g fat, 37.5 g carbs

TASTE’s take:
Remove the fibrous outer leaves and silken threads of the corncob to reveal the sweet golden nuggets within.

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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