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Prosciutto, asparagus and ricotta on grilled flatbreads

Is there anything more satisfying than making your own flatbread? This is one of the simplest recipes we know.

By Charlotte Binns-McDonald
  • Serves 4
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Prosciutto, asparagus and ricotta on grilled flatbreads
This flatbread is one of the simplest bread recipes out there, and ultra-impressive. Change up the toppings as you like – for spring, we've gone with asparagus, prosciutto, fresh ricotta and herbs.


  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve
  • 170 gm asparagus (1 bunch), stalks trimmed and cut into 3 pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 150 gm fresh ricotta
  • 65 gm thinly sliced prosciutto
  • Coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley, to serve
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
  • 300 gm (2 cups) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp finely chopped thyme leaves


  • 1
    For flatbread, combine ingredients, 1/2 tsp salt flakes and 130ml water in a bowl, then knead in the bowl until a smooth dough.
  • 2
    Preheat a large char-grill pan or a barbecue to high. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to an 8mm-thick oval. Brush pan with oil and grill flatbreads in batches, turning once, until lightly charred and cooked through (6 minutes).
  • 3
    Meanwhile, blanch asparagus in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until bright green (2 minutes). Drain, and season to taste.
  • 4
    Rub hot flatbreads with cut-sides of garlic, spread with ricotta, season to taste, and top with asparagus, prosciutto and parsley. Drizzle with oil and serve with lemon wedges.