Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pepper and Garlic White Pizza

In my fantasy world I eat pizza every night of the week, but in my real world it is more like once a week.   Regardless, I'm always trying new types of pizza, like this pepper and garlic white pizza (aka no tomato sauce).  I didn't follow the normal "white" pizza recipe and use a sauce, but rather I just lightly spread olive oil on the dough and sprinkled with some delicious farmer's market cheese.  Try this with feta or goat cheese or cheese curds if they are available.

Pizza dough (prepare at least two hours before you are ready to make the pizza)

2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons rapid rise yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup olive oil

Mix dry ingredients in the food processor.  While food processor is running add 1/2 cup of warm water in a slow stream.  Next add olive oil.  If dough still has not formed a ball, add remaining water plus a few extra teaspoons if necessary until dough forms a ball.

Place dough in an oiled bowl and over with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel.  Allow to rest for at least two hours.

Preheat oven to 425

Pizza toppings

1/2 cup olive oil
2 cloves of garlic minced
3-4 peppers of your choice
1 cup of cheese of your choice

1. To prepare, add garlic to olive oil and let marinate.
2, Gently stretch dough by hand until it is formed into a nice medium thin pizza crust about 12 or 14 inches across.  Place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
3. Lightly brush with olive oil mixture
4. Sprinkle cheese and peppers across your pizza canvas
5. Bake until cheese is golden and crust is golden, about 12-15 minutes depending on if you could wait for your oven to heat up.

Remove and let rest a minute before serving and enjoying!

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