Garlic Pesto Pizza (episode #1)

Garlic Pesto Pizza

Ingredients:

Pizza Dough:
28 oz bread flour (795 gm)
17.3 oz water (room temp)(495 gm)
1 teaspoon instant dry yeast
3.5 teaspoon Salt
3 teaspoon olive oil
Fresh mozzarella (not pre shredded in package)
Marinara Sauce:
(2) 15 oz canned tomato (plain sauce or puree)
1/2 medium onion
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 to 1.5 tablespoons Salt (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon Pepper (to taste)
Pesto Click for recipe

 Garlic Pesto Pizza recipe

The Dough:

combine flour, yeast, salt and water mix for 3 min in mixer with dough hook then add olive oil and mix till the oil is completely absorbed. Let rest for 2 minutes then remove to work surface and kneed till smooth. Separate into 4 equal parts coat in olive oil and place in zip lock bags place in refrigerator and let ferment for at least 1 day. 2 to 3 is optimum.

Marinara Sauce:

First place olive oil in sauce pan or pot, finely chop you onions and garlic. And when your oil is hot add your onions first, let them sweat a bit till almost translucent (don’t let them brown) While your onions are sweating peal and chop your garlic. And you then place in your garlic and stir until you can smell that sweet garlic aroma. And then we will add tomato puree, oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Let this simmer a minimum of 15 minutes.

Directions:

Bring dough to room temperature. And then place flour on your work surface. Coat both sides of your pizza dough with flour and stretch it as seen in the video. Place your dough onto a pizza peal that has been floured and top with sauce and cheese and pesto. And then you will slide it onto a pre-heated (heat at least 1 hour) pizza stone @ 500 degrees. Finally give your pizza a turn when the cheese has just melted. And lastly you will remove the pizza when the crust is golden brown. Enjoy!