Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thin Crust White Pizza

Can I tell you how much I love pizza?! I'm all about the homemade lately, once you've had homemade pizza you won't really want frozen ever again. Same with pasta! I am boring when it comes to pizza, I like my cheese and I like my pizza plain. That's just me, I'm sure you can tell by my blog I really only eat chicken as far as meat goes. I like to call myself a chick-a-tarian. Yeah, I made that up but that's what I am! Anyways, back to pizza..I love a good white pizza as well, it's just about as good as red pizza to me. Red pizza? Yeah, I made that up to. I'm not doing too great with words right now, maybe it's because I haven't eaten lunch yet! I found this recipe over at Pink Parsley. Another one of my favorite blogs! She has some great looking food over there, you should check it out. Pizza always takes a little time to prepare but it's definitely worth it.

Thin Crust White Pizza


3 cups (16 1/2 oz) bread flour, plus more for work surface
2 tsp sugar
1/3 tsp instant yeast
1 1/3 cups ice water
1 Tbs olive oil
1 1/2 tsp salt


1/2 cup whole-milk ricotta
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs heavy cream
1/2 large egg yolk
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
pinch cayenne pepper
pinch nutmeg
1 tsp minced fresh oregano
1/2 tsp minced fresh thyme leaves
1 scallion, minced, plus more for garnish (I omitted this)


1/4 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella
1/4 cup finely shredded Pecorino-Romano cheese

Combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a food processor, while processing slowly add in ice water. Add the oil and salt to the dough and process until smotth and satiny, the dough should clear the side of the bowl and come together. Knead the dough on a lightly oiled or floured work area and add more flour if you need to. Form the dough into a ball and add to a lightly oiled bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill 24 hours, or up to 3 days. Hubby and I always make one pizza and save the rest of the dough for next time. I've frozen my dough before and it still turns out great the next time around. For the sauce all you have to do is mix all ingredients together and it's finished. When you are ready to bake your pizza make sure you let it sit at room temp for about one hour. Preheat pizza to 500 degrees, roll out dough into a 13 inch circle and place on lightly oiled pizza pan. Sauce pizza, leaving about 1 inch crust area, unless you'd like thinner or thicker...add cheese and pop in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. I usually notice it's easier to stretch the dough with my hands..don't be afraid of the dough! It's your friend.

 Look at that beautiful cheese, don't you just want a slice right now? I do!!
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