Friday, July 22, 2011

White Pizza with Mushrooms

Pizza Dough Ingredients

3 cups of all purpose flour (I use bread flour when making any kind of dough for pizza or bread)
1 package of active dry yeast
2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar
1 cup of warm water
1/2 tbs Italian Seasoning


Mix flour, sugar, salt, Italian seasoning and yeast in a bowl. Then mix in the olive oil and warm water. Mix til it makes a doughy form. I usually put it on the counter and kneed it til everything is mixed together. In this mixture you can add whatever herbs and spices you want to flavor your crust.

After you have mixed everything together and make it into a ball, next roll it out on a round pan or square pan. Sprinkle the pan you will cook the pizza on with a little cornmeal so it doesnt stick.

The Pizza Ingredients!

1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup of mozzarella or a blend of white cheeses
1/4 parmesan romano grated

1 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
2 large tomatoes sliced
1/2 cup mushrooms (you dont have to add them, I just prefer them)

garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.(amount depends on taste preference)

Directions for Pizza

Mix the above cheese ingredients in a bowl then spread evenly over the pizza leaving about 1/2inch border for the crust. Sprinkle with the fresh basil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Next add the tomatoes and mushrooms.

For the crust. Put a little extra virgin olive oil in a small bowl with some basil pesto (can be made or store bought) then lightly brush the crust with the basil pesto mixture.

Bake for 10mins at 425 degrees and you are set!