Recipes For My Boys: Pizza Bianca

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pizza Bianca

Friday is pizza night at our house which usually includes a movie and/or games.  Pizzas are usually homemade, from crust to sauce and even mozzarella cheese.  Some weeks they are completely from scratch,  Some weeks are east going with fast crusts or even, gulp, frozen.  Yes, we do.  We have frozen pizza .. Once In A While.  Life gets fast and although there are super easy homemade alternates, at times I am just too tired.  That said…I think I will make some pizzas and freeze them, just for those busy nights. These are great pizzas without sauce.   You could add garlic, parsley, basil, oregano (you get the idea) to the dough.  Diced chicken and mushrooms would be great on this pizza.  Oh…and, spinach!  Let's make some pizzas.  



Pizza Bianca
makes 2 - 10 to 12" thin pizzas
ingredients

2 1/2 to 3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 cup hot water, 120 to 130 degrees F. 
2 to 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
2 Tablespoons olive oil

Whisk together 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, sea salt.  Using hand mixer or whisk, beat in hot water and oil 2 to 3 minutes until smooth.  Mix as much flour as possible with a spoon to form soft ball.  On a floured surface, knead dough until smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes.   Cover with a towel and let set for 10 minutes.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Divide dough in half.  Grease pizza or baking pans.  Roll out to 11" or stretch dough to fit in pan.  Cook in preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes until light brown.  (My oven only holds one pan at a time.) Take out of oven and spread 1 Tablespoon olive oil on each pizza.   Top each pizza with half of the cheese.  Crush half basil and oregano on each pizza.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes until cheese is melted and bottom is light brown.  Take out of oven, slice and Enjoy!

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