Friday, July 14, 2006

Spinach Pizza!

The dough:
Put 2 cups of all-purpose or bread flour in a bowl.
Add 1 TBSP yeast, 1 tsp salt, 2 TBSP olive oil.
Stir in 3/4 cup warm water and knead into a soft dough, about 5 minutes.
Let dough rise until double. On a warm, humid summer day, this won't take very long.

The topping:
Meanwhile, chop a couple generous handfuls of fresh spinach. I'm not sure how much I actually used, but it was probably between 2 and 3 cups.
Chop an 8 oz block of feta cheese (or try fresh mozzerella if feta is too strong for your taste) into 1/2" cubes and toss with 2 TBSP olive oil and a crushed clove of garlic (or two cloves, depending on how much you like garlic).

When the dough is ready, spread it out on a small (9x12) cookie sheet. Spread the chopped spinach on the dough, followed by the garlic feta chunks. Bake at 425 until the cheese is toasted and brown, the pizza crust is golden, and you can smell the roasting garlic.


Jenn Hacker said...

Have you ever tried this with Alfredo sauce for the pizza sauce? I may experiment with this next weekend.

Suze said...

no, i haven't! i just made up this recipe a few days ago, so i've done it exactly once. who knows, the next time could be a flop!

Jenn Hacker said...

I'm thinking of trying a variant on this at my Dad's house next weekend. I'm thinking of getting biscuit dough and rolling it out to make mini pizza dough, putting a little alfredo sauce on it, some frozen chopped spinach and artichoke hearts, maybe some sun-dried tomatoes and covering it with some shredded wood-smoked provolone cheese, then putting it on the gas grill to cook. I'll let you know how it turns out!

Tara said...

WOAH!!! That pizza sounds delish!