April 15, 2013

Roasted Garlic Pizza Crust

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On the Menu Today~
Roasted Garlic Pizza Crust


If you have never used elephant garlic before...
you don't know what your missing...

Elephant garlic has humongous cloves, hence the name.
When roasted, the flavor is sweet and mild.
The next time your at the grocery store,
look for elephant garlic in your produce section.

Pick some up, bring it home and roast it in your oven.
Spread the roasted garlic on buttered french bread,
use it in a sandwich, make a dip or
what the heck.....
why not give this recipe a try.
You'll be delighted with the results and
roasted garlic pizza crust makes a delicious cheese pizza.


Hungry for more Roasted Garlic Recipes??
Then check out this fantastic blog~ Cook Novel
You'll find many wonderful recipes and
tips on how to use Roasted Garlic.

How to Roast Garlic

Ingredients
  • 1 bulb elephant garlic
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • foil
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425º
  2. Cut off ends of garlic cloves, leaving root end intact.
  3. Place bulb, root side down on cookie sheet or medium piece of heavy duty tin foil.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Roast garlic for 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, let cool until cool enough to handle.
  7. Place softened garlic cloves in a small bowl and mash with the back of a spoon.

Roasted Garlic Pizza Crust

Ingredients
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's Pizza Yeast
  • 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm water (120 to 130 degrees)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • your favorite pizza sauce
  • your favorite pizza toppings
  • your favorite pizza cheese
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425º
  2. Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add water and oil. Mix until well blended; about 1 minute. Gradually add enough remaining flour until soft dough ball is formed. Dough will be sticky. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons mashed, roasted elephant garlic.
  3. Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if needed, until smooth and elastic; about 4 minutes. With floured hands, pat dough out to fill greased pizza pan, or dust work surface with 2 to 4 tablespoons cornmeal, roll dough into a 12-inch circle and transfer to a greased pizza pan. Top with desired pizza sauce, toppings and cheese.
  4. Bake on bottom oven rack for 12 to 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is browned.











 





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