Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Rustic Pesto Pizza

I had a pizza just like this in Las Vegas a few months ago. I haven't been able to get it out of my head! It was soo delicious. So, i decided to recreate it. Which turned out to be pretty simple and pretty close to the real thing!

3/4 cup prepared pesto sauce
1 1/2 cups fresh mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt
1 recipe pizza dough

Roll dough to roughly the size of a cookie sheet. Place dough on greased cookie sheet. Use your fingers to press the dough out to the corners and sides of the pan. Bake crust 12 minutes at 450 degrees. Remove crust from oven and top with pesto sauce, cheese, tomato and sprinkle with salt. Return to oven for about 8 minutes longer. Top with fresh basil before serving.

Pizza Dough
1 package dry rapid rise yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
3/4 cups cold water

Dissolve yeast in warm water. In your mixing bowl combine flour, salt, olive oil, honey and yeast mixture. Knead with dough hook or by hand about 5 minutes. Let dough rest 10-15 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh Kelly - this makes me miss Vegas!! :) I never got to try it, but I will now! Thanks!