As today is the fourth Friday in Lent – for today’s meatless meal we’re making a White Pizza. On Wednesday I shared a Pepperoni & Ham Pizza and it’s the same steps used for that pizza only with No Meat! I have to admit that White Pizza is my favorite of all the pizzas! What’s your favorite?
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons fast rise yeast
cooking spray & cornmeal
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
15 oz ricotta cheese
8 oz shredded mozzarella
To the Bread Maker pan: Add the water and oil. Add the flour, sugar and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the yeast. Program the Bread Maker for dough and press the start button. (Follow your Bread Maker’s instructions)
120 minutes later: Remove the dough from the pan and place on a floured surface. Knead for one minute and then allow to rest for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 450 degrees.
Roll out the dough to fit desired pizza pan (rectangular or round), making sure to use plenty of flour to keep the dough from sticking to the surface or the rolling pin.
Now is the time to decide if you want a thin pizza or a thicker pizza. If you want it thin, then go ahead and spray the pizza pan with a little cooking spray and a sprinkling of cornmeal. Fit your dough into the prepared pan and spread olive oil onto dough, sprinkle with minced garlic. Then spread the ricotta cheese over entire pizza, and top with the shredded mozzarella. If you want a thicker pizza then spray the pan with cooking spray & dust with cornmeal and fit the dough into the prepared pan but do not add the topping yet: allow to rise in a warm area for 20-30 minutes; then add the toppings.
Bake in the heated oven 15-20 minutes until done. Slice and devour!
This recipe has been shared on Saucy Saturday…go check it out and see some other really great recipes and ideas!