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Want to make pesto flatbread for party appetizer. How can I make this a day ahead and reheat?

I want to make a cheesy pesto flatbread topped with maybe some fresh tomatoes that I would put on after it is baked...

Can I make this a day ahead and, if so, what is the strategy?

asked by Natalie 3 months ago

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Nancy
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added 3 months ago

So this sounds like an individual pizza, with flatbread instead of pizza dough, yes?
Depends on how much you want to do in advance. Choose B if you have more freezer space & less time day of party to fuss with them.
Plan A) Make & bake the flatbreads one day. Store covered at room temp. Day of party, add cheese & pesto, bake in oven, remove, add tomatoes, cut & serve.
Plan B) Make & bake flatbreads. Add cheese & pesto. Freeze. Bake directly from freezer. Add tomatoes, cut & serve

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Nancy
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added 3 months ago

PS
Or, in second plan, top the raw shaped dough with pesto and cheese, freeze, then bake only once.

Natalie
added 3 months ago

Do I have to freeze it if I am baking it the next day? Or can I just refrigerate it?

Nancy
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added 3 months ago

Yeast dough will continue to rise in the fridge.
So chill dough as a ball in fridge, then roll out and bake.
If you want it to maintain form after rolling out, either bake or freeze.

Natalie
added 3 months ago

I am just using an already cooked naan bread....then topping with pesto and cheese. Is it okay to just refrigerate this?

Nancy
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added 3 months ago

Yes, already cooked bread (bean or other) can be prepped and stay in fridge 1 day.
Don't put very wet toppings on in advance, though, as they could make the bread soggy.
Hope it all goes well ...;)