Hoptical Illusion Flatbread

Author: Colin Enquist

Date: September 16th, 2015

HopticalBreadSometimes you have dip and look around the house for crackers, or a baguette. You have none. Looking in the fridge you don't find anything that resembles a vegetable worth dipping.

Well I guess you are just eating this hummus with a spoon then.


Try this recipe first. You will likely have the required ingredients to make this flatbread (really all you need is flour, salt, and beer).


2 cups flour (plus a little more for rolling out the dough)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried basil (can substitute many other herbs for different flavours)
3/4 cup Flying Monkey's Hoptical Illusion (or another pale ale or amber ale)
olive oil


Pre-heat the oven to 485F, with the pan in the oven already so it can heat up.

Mix flour, salt, garlic powder, and basil into a large bowl. Add the Hoptical Illusion and mix well with you hands. Knead the dough for 5 minutes before letting it rest for 10 minutes.

This is a perfect time to enjoy the rest of the Hoptical Illusion.

On a floured surface roll out the dough, just in one big piece. Be conscious of how big the pan is and try and roll it out to the shape of the pan. The thinner you roll the dough the crispier it will be.

Lightly oil the pan before you place the dough onto the pan. Then lightly oil the top of the dough as well.

Bake for 10 minutes. If the dough is a bit thicker it may require a bit more time (and thinner less so keep and eye on it). A general rule is once it starts to become golden brown it is likely done.

Take it out of the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before cutting into it.

*if you have a nice flavoured finishing oil, brush lightly before cutting.