Sunday, January 30, 2011

Garlic Bread Pizza-Sauce Optional

Thick crust, airy, slightly crisp on the bottom, layered with melted cheese and yummy toppings. Serve with a big green salad to keep some balance!
My son and I are not much for pizza smothered with bland tomato sauce so I have been serving this white pizza with sauce on the side for quite a few years, it's always a hit with guests and family. So do yourself a favor and order a copy of "The Free Ride" from Sanctum Entertainment and have a family movie/pizza night, chocolate milkshake optional.
1 1/3 cups warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour (I use spelt)
3 tablespoons olive oil to grease pan
Into a large mixing bowl, dissolve the sugar and yeast in the warm water. Allow to rest and get frothy, 10 minutes.
Add the salt and flour. Mix then knead for 10 minutes. Let rest 20 minutes.
Spread the olive oil onto a 10x15 inch sheet pan. Then spread the dough evenly onto pan with your finger tips, working it into the corners, as it rises it will fill the the pan.
Garlic Butter:
5 tablespoons butter
5-6 cloves of garlic
Press garlic into the melted butter.
Brush this onto crust.
Top with shredded mozzarella or provolone.
Toppings of your choice, I used onions, banana peppers, black olives, and mushrooms.
Sprinkle with a pinch of Italian seasoning.
Allow to rise for 15 minutes, unless it took that long to top it, the crust should have doubled in bulk.
Preheat oven to 425F.
Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and starting to brown. Like this:
You want a piece don't you--did you finish all your salad? :)


  1. Yum! That will have to be for supper tonight!

  2. Made it for supper and it got a full 12 thumbs up at our house.

  3. OK - hubby says my discovery of your blog is his curse. He couldn't stop eating this.

  4. That's what happens here too. I tell myself I'm only going to have "just another half". Three more "halves". Ha.