Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Rustic Pizza Bianca

I was starving during the USA-Canada hockey game the other day and as I was rying to think of something quick and easy that didn't involve me missing much of the game, I saw this recipe for Pizza Bianca over at The Lime in the Coconut. Using a store-bought naan bread (one of the few things that makes shopping at Walmart bearable these days!) I was able to throw this pizza together and get back to the game without missing any of the action. And before the overtime started I was enjoying hot, cheesy pizza and I didn't even have to tip anybody! :-)

Rustic Pizza Bianca
Recipe courtesy of Lime in the Coconut

1 large garlic clove (I used 3)
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (I might have used 2 tbsp)
1 lb store-bought pizza dough or make your own
1/2 lb cold fresh mozzarella
1 tbsp rosemary leaves (I used 2-3 tbsp)

Put a large heavy baking sheet on the lowest rack of oven then preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Mince and mash garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt and then stir together with the oil. Roll out dough onto a floured surface with a floured rolling pin. Transfer to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly prick the dough all over with a fork. Stir garlic mixture and brush evenly over dough. Slide dough from parchment onto hot baking sheet. Bake until the top is puffed and pale golden in patches, 6 to 10 minutes. Prick any large bubbles with a form and flatten. Meanwhile, thinly slice mozzarella and pat dry. Remove crust from oven and arrange the mozzarella on it in 1 layer. Sprinkle the rosemary on the top. Bake until the edge of crust is deep golden and cheese is bubbling and golden in patches, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with crushed red pepper and grated Parmesan if desired.

1 comment:

Stacie said...

This sounds really good! I book marked this so I could try it later.