Monday, August 29, 2011

flat bread.. the new pizza

(margherita pizza)

i was in my vons the other day and came across pre made pizza dough.. i was so excited.. they have never had it before.. and they had different kinds even.. garlic and herb.. wheat or white.. i decided to go with the wheat.. and it was wonderful.. now i made my own pizza dough, recipe here but sometimes it's nice to have a back up.. i bought 3 packages and tossed them in the freezer then when the mood hits.. viola pizza/flat bread it can be a meal or appetizer.. now we have a fig tree in our back yard and i decided a fig, prosciutto and goat cheese flat bread (i am really liking the thin crispy crusts right now) would be aaahhhhmmmaaazzzziiinggg.. and well i was right.. pete nor shelby would even try it (apparently they don't like goat cheese.. go figure).. that just meant more me.. yayaya!! i made shell a margherita pizza (her favorite) and for pete i took chicken sausage (the spinach and mozzarella kind), peppers and cheese.. he ate it all i didn't get one bite :( the recipe below is for all three pizza's and one i made with left over ingredients..


margherita pizza

prep time:  10 minutes
cooking time: 7 minutes
servings: approx. 1 hungry person :)

ingredients:

1 lb of packaged pizza dough (cut into thirds it will make 3 individual pizza/flat breads)
3 ounces of fresh mozzarella, sliced
10 small grape tomatoes sliced
1/3 cup packed basil leaves, sliced
olive oil
sheet of parchment paper
pizza stone

preheat oven to 500 with a pizza stone in the oven.. roll out dough on a floured surface then slide flat bread/pizza on to a piece of parchment paper... brush dough with olive oil  and top with mozzarella and your tomatoes.. pick up parchment and pizza and slide gently onto pizza stone, about 2 minutes into baking pull out parchment paper (it might catch fire if you don't).. after about 4 minutes sprinkle with basil and continue baking until lightly brown and cheese is melted..about 6-7 minutes.. keep an eye on it..


(chicken sausage and peppers pizza)

chicken sausage and peppers

prep time:  20 minutes
cooking time: 7 minutes
servings: approx. 1 hungry person :)

ingredients:

2 chicken sausages, sliced (i used the spinach and mozzarella ones)
1 small onion, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
a few springs of thyme
olive oil
sheet of parchment paper
pizza stone

preheat oven to 500 with a pizza stone in the oven.. in a small saute pan once around the pan with olive oil, saute the onions and peppers until caramelized.. in another small pan once around with the olive oil also over medium low heat cook heat up the sausage.. it's already cooked so your just caramelizing it so to speak..while that's all cooking roll out dough on a floured surface then slide flat bread/pizza on to a piece of parchment paper brush dough with olive oil and sprinkle with thyme.. top with the pepper/onion mixture, chicken sausage then cheese.. pick up parchment and pizza and slide gently onto pizza stone, about 2 minutes into baking pull out parchment paper (it might catch fire if you don't).. continue baking until lightly brown and cheese is melted.. about 6-7 minutes.. keep an eye on it..





fig, prosciutto and goat cheese flat bread

prep time:  20 minutes
cooking time: 7 minutes
servings: approx. 1 individual pizza
ingredients:

1 lb of packaged pizza dough (cut into thirds it will make 3 flat breads/pizza)
6 ounces of mild goat cheese, crumbled
1 small onion sliced
5 fresh figs, sliced
4 thin slices of prosciutto, torn into pieces
a few springs of thyme, chopped
olive oil
sheet of parchment paper
pizza stone

preheat oven to 500 with a pizza stone in the oven.. in a small saute pan once around the pan with olive oil, saute the figs and onions until onions are slightly caramelized.. while that's cooking roll out dough on a floured surface then slide flat bread/pizza on to a piece of parchment paper brush dough with olive oil and sprinkle with thyme.. top with the onion and fig mixture, goat cheese and torn prosciutto.. pick up parchment and pizza and slide gently onto pizza stone, about 2 minutes into baking pull out parchment paper (it might catch fire if you don't).. continue baking until lightly brown and cheese is melted.. about 6-7 minutes.. keep an eye on it..

(prosciutto and caramelized onion flat bread)

for the one above i had left over caramelized onion, prosciutto and mozzarella cheese.. it quite yummy too..

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