Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pizza Obsession...

Okay, I can't help it. I think pizza is one of my favorite food groups. I am always looking for ways, though, to make it a little bit better for me (ie...maybe "fake" healthy?). The best way for me to do that is to just make it myself instead of ordering out. This recipe is one that I've borrowed and adapted from one of my favorite food bloggers, "Kickpleat" or Jeannette (whichever name you want to call her), from Everybody Likes Sandwiches.
Follow this link to her recipe, or use my version.

FYI- I don't always use the rosemary in the dough, especially when I am adding other toppings. It's all up to you!

Pizza Blanco
1 packet of yeast
1 c warm water
2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp honey
1 tsp salt
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs fresh rosemary, chopped

1 tsp olive oil, and a bit for the baking stone
grated cheese (last time I made it with torn fresh mozzarella, grated fontina, and grated parmesan)
Salt and Pepper, to taste (sometimes the cheese will be salty enough!)

Preheat oven to 400. In a large bowl, add in the yeast and warm water and stir until the yeast dissolves. Add the flour, salt, honey, rosemary, and olive oil and stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.

I use a baking stone, so wipe the stone with a bit of oil, then form the dough in the shape you want it on the stone. Spread olive oil over top, sprinkle with grated cheese, salt and pepper. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until pizza crust is golden and cheese is bubbly.

Enjoy it!