Disney Recipe! Jiko’s Millet Flatbread with Kalamata Olives

Jiko – The Cooking Place is one of our all time favorite restaurants at Walt Disney World! Found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort, Jiko leaves the taste buds happy with vibrant spices and South African wines. Disney is now sharing the recipe for one of the menu favorites, Jiko’s Millet Flatbread with Kalamata Olives. Happy cooking, Disney fans!


Jiko’s Millet Flatbread with Kalamata Olives


Millet Dough:

  • 1 (12-ounce) envelope dry active yeast
  • 34 cup plus 1 tablespoon lukewarm water
  • 12 cups high-gluten or bread flour
  • 12 cups millet flour
  • 13 cup hulled millet
  • 12 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon sugar

Kalamata Olive and Cheese Topping:

  • 14 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 12 cups shredded four-cheese blend (fontina, Gruyère, provolone, Asiago), divided
  • 12 cups kalamata olives, pitted and halved, divided
  • 3 cups loosely packed spring greens


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Millet Dough:

  • In small bowl, combine yeast and water. Stir gently to combine. Set aside until frothy, approximately 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine high-gluten or bread flour, millet flour, millet, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Slowly incorporate yeast-water mixture into flour mixture, stirring until a dough forms. Refrigerate overnight.

Kalamata Olive and Cheese Topping:

  • Remove dough and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour. Place a baking stone in the center of the oven. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Divide dough into 6 equal balls. Roll each ball into an 8- x 9-inch oval. Prick with a fork 10 times. Brush each oval with 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Top each with ¼ cup cheese and 14 cup olives.
  • Bake each flatbread on the preheated baking stone until crust is golden and cheese is melted and bubbly, 8 to 12 minutes. Top each flatbread with ½ cup spring greens. Cut flatbread into bite-size pieces. Serve warm.

Makes 6 (8- x 9-inch) flatbreads.


About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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