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with Meredith Deeds
Online Class

Focaccia & Flatbreads From Around the World

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Learn how to make fresh corn and flour tortillas, delicious naan and even healthy pita bread, with step-by-step instruction from James Beard Award-nominated cookbook author Meredith Deeds. Start by mastering classic focaccia and tempting Tuscan schiacciata, and get tips for adding just the right amount of your favorite toppings to avoid overwhelming your savory breads. Next, step things up a notch with potato-based focaccia, or fill it with creamy, melty cheese. Then, Meredith shows you how to create crunchy cracker-crust flatbread that delivers pizza taste minus the pizza calories. You'll learn to make rich ghee for brushing on crowd-pleasing naan, and get tips for using different fats and types of masa to make the best corn tortillas you’ve ever eaten. You'll make from-scratch flour tortillas, too, and create pita bread that's cooked to fluffy perfection. Plus, find out how to make pita chips — an addiction you don't have to feel guilty about!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h14m

Included in this Class

1. Basic & Topped Focaccias

1. Basic & Topped Focaccias

Take a tour of flatbreads from around the world with your guide Meredith Deeds, cookbook author, food writer and culinary instructor. Start in Italy, with classic focaccia dough made by hand. Learn the basic recipe techniques for mixing, kneading, resting and shaping this delicious olive-oil infused dough before baking it up to golden perfection. Then, learn to make a Tuscan variation in your stand mixer that adds just enough wheat flour to impart nutty undertones. Finally, learn several ways to top your focaccia with nuts, sautéed onions, cheese and more!

2. Filled Focaccias

2. Filled Focaccias

Continue exploring focaccia as you learn to make three more variations! First, make a delicious, delicate cheese-filled version as you roll the dough super thin and then fill it with creamy stracciatella cheese. Then, learn how to make a potato-infused dough you can use to make focaccine (focaccia rolls) or a bread stuffed with ham and fontina, or whatever fillings you choose!

3. Cracker Crust Flatbreads

3. Cracker Crust Flatbreads

Create endless options for entertaining with cracker-thin flatbreads! Similar to a pizza crust, this flatbread can be pre-baked ahead of time, then topped later and baked to a crispy, golden brown. Meredith offers tips for rolling and topping this deliciously versatile dough.