Tuesday, December 4, 2012

031212 - Mushroom & Spinach Pizza

This is my first post .. but definately not my first bake / cook .. hahah ..

Hubby is on meatless diet lately .. for health sake i believe.. so I had a hard time thinking of what new dishes i can cook...

This is quite a successful bake .. just tat i think dough is a bit too much for one pizza ..

I used Bobby Flay's Pizza Dough recipe from foodnetwork.com for the pizza crust .. its fast and ez dough to do ...

I started working on the dough @ 6.20pm and i managed to get the pizza cooked by 7.30pm .. not a bad timing for after work dinner at home ...

- recipe by Bobby Flay from http://www.foodnetwork.com

This recipe i think can make up to 3 crust dough .. i half it this time and feels that is still too thick .. so i will 1/3 the recipe next time ^_^
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling
(Chef's Note: Using bread flour will give you a much crisper crust. If you can't find bread flour, you can substitute it with all-purpose flour which will give you a chewier crust.)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 envelope instant dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups room temp. water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons

Combine the bread flour, sugar, yeast and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine. While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and beat until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.

Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes.

- basic recipe comes from Allie's Mushroom Pizza from allrecipes.com. However, had added garlic to my oil rub and this has a fantastic outcome! My hubby finished all the pizza coz of this nice garlic-ky taste!
  • 3 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic (crushed / minced)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, rinsed and dried
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushroom

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Flatten pizza dough by hand to fit the baking sheet
  3. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, sesame oil and crushed garlic. Mix well and press garlic as much as possible to get that garlic "oil".
  4. Brush oil mix onto pizza crust. Pls ensure you get every corner of the crust.
  5. Spread the spinach leaves onto the crust.
  6. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  7. Cover top with fresh mushrooms and finally with more cheese.
  8. Bake for 10-12mins or until cheese is melted and edges are crisp.
I used the middle rack of my oven for the first 10mins.. after which i placed the pizza onto the top rack to get the brown crisp on the cheese as well.


Over load with Toppings ..

Overflowing Cheese!~~~

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