Roasted Garlic Pizza Dough
Roasted Garlic Pizza Dough is made with roasted elephant garlic. If you’ve never used elephant garlic before you don’t know what your missing. What is elephant garlic? Exactly what the name suggests. Elephant garlic has humongous cloves, hence the name. When roasted, the flavor of garlic becomes sweet and mild. The next time your at the grocery store, look for elephant garlic in your produce section.
Spice World is the brand that I’m most familiar with and can be found in most grocery stores in my area. When I made this recipe I was visiting my daughter and her family in Athens GA. I bought Spice World elephant garlic at Publix. If you happen to come across elephant garlic at your local grocery store, pick up a package and roast it! Then you can use it in a sandwich, make a dip or what the heck, why not give this recipe a try.
Hungry for more Roasted Garlic Recipes??
Once you start roasting garlic and I’m positive you’ll be delighted with the results, you’ll be adding roasted garlic to everything! You’ll be able to make this recipe for pizza dough and make a delicious cheese pizza. Roasted Garlic Spread with Three Cheeses is another terrific recipe to make using roasted garlic. Smear roasted garlic on buttered french bread for a fast and delicious garlic bread.
One thing I like about pizza is you can serve pizza anytime. A few years ago when we moved up north, we found out that pizza delivery service is literally non-existent. Since frozen pizza gets old after awhile, I started making my own pizza. Making your own pizza means you need to make pizza dough. Sometimes I purchase pizza dough, found in the deli/bakery department of my local grocery store. (which sells for under $2)
Roasted garlic pizza dough is made with roasted elephant garlic. De-licious!
- 1 bulb elephant garlic
- 2 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 to 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 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
Preheat oven to 425º
Cut off ends of garlic cloves, leaving root end intact.
Place bulb, root side down on cookie sheet or medium piece of heavy duty tin foil.
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
Roast garlic for 30 to 45 minutes.
Remove from oven, let cool until cool enough to handle.
Place softened garlic cloves in a small bowl and mash with the back of a spoon.
Make Pizza Dough
Preheat oven to 425º
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.
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.
Bake at 425 on bottom oven rack for 12 to 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and crust is browned.