Friday, August 8, 2014

White Pizza

Ingredients for Dough (2 Pizzas)

6          cups flour
2          cups warm water
2          packets yeast
1          tbs.. olive oil
pinch of salt
pinch of sugar

Use mixer with dough hooks for this recipe and all other bread recipes.  Place flour in large mixing bowl.  Dissolve yeast in warm water, add olive oil, salt and sugar.  Add liquid to flour, mixing all the while.  When dough begins to separate from sides of bowl, place in well oiled bread bowl or any bowl that will allow dough to grow twice in size.  place a damp cloth over the bowl and let stand in  warm place for as long as it takes for dough to double (usually one hour). Separate into two even pieces of dough and place in separate bowls. Let stand one more time.  When ready, press dough into pizza trays and prepare for topping.

Topping:
2      2          cups cooked broccoli florets
1     16 oz. bag of shredded mozzarella (optional)
1     clove garlic – diced
2     tbs. olive oil
½    onion – chopped
1          tsp. chili pepper flakes
4     tbs. ricotta

 Pizza making in a regular oven can be tricky.  Always pre-heat oven to 425ยบ.  Boil broccoli till very tender, drain, and set aside. In frying pan, place olive oil, garlic, onion, and pepper and braise till onion and garlic are tender but not brown. Add broccoli to this mixture and marry the ingredients. Spread ricotta on pizza, add broccoli mixture and then top off with mozzarella. Bake on middle rack for bottom and when golden, move pizza to top rack till crust is a golden color as well, usually about 20 minutes total. But please judge for yourself, since all ovens are different.



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