Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Garlic Bread Pizza

In the last few years I have tried probably 6 or 7 different pizza crust recipes.  We had some winners like our Quick Beer Crust Recipe and our Thin Crust Pizza recipes and we had some big time failures too.  And then I made this....and we fell madly in love.  Oh my gosh.  Just make this now, trust me, you need to!  This recipe is slightly adapted from How Sweet It Is.

1 1/8 cups warm water
3 tsp active dry yeast
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
3 cups  flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/3 cup cornmeal
5 tbsp unsalted butter
2 garlic cloves (minced)
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

In a stand mixer combine the warm water, yeast, honey and olive oil, let the mixture stand for about 10 minutes.  Add 21/2 cups of flour, salt and garlic powder and mix on low with the dough hook attachment.  Once the dough has come together add the additional 1/2 cup flour.  Rub a bowl with olive oil and place the dough in the bowl, cover and let rise for 90 minutes.  Heat oven to 425.  Once the dough has risen punch it down then sprinkle the surface with cornmeal.  Roll the dough out then cover and let rise for 10 minutes.  In a small bowl melt 3 tablespoons of butter and mix in the garlic and parmesan cheese.  Place the rolled out dough on the pizza stone or baking sheet pan and brush with the butter mixture around the crust and all over.  Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with sauce, cheese and toppings.  Place back in the oven and bake for another 10 to 20 minutes or until the pizza is done.  Melt the remaining two tablespoons of butter and brush the crust after removing the pizza from the oven.  Let sit for 10 minutes before slicing. 

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