Friday, July 5, 2013
deli pizza with herb garlic crust
Deli Pizza with Herbed Garlic Crust
Thank you, Jo Cooks, for this one!
1 package dry active yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup and 2 Tablespoons warm water
1 1/2 cup and 2 Tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/4 cup sliced onion
2 cups shredded cheese, mozzarella and cheddar
1 cup various deli meats , sliced (like ham, turkey, roast beef or chicken)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup pepperoncini pepper, sliced
Combine together sugar, yeast and warm water in a small bowl. Allow to ferment for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix together flour, salt, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. When yeast is frothy, add it into the seasoned flour. Combine together using a stand mixer or hand mixer until just combined. Remove from bowl and drizzle with oil. Knead several times. Transfer oiled dough into a bowl and cover. Let rise for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove dough from bowl and roll out dough to fit onto a pizza pan. Top pizza with pizza sauce, a thin layer of cheese and onions. Continue building pizza with deli meat, remaining cheese, cherry tomatoes and peppers. Put pizza into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until pie is hot, crispy and bubbly. Serve hot and enjoy!