When it comes to pizza, to be grossly honest, Domino’s does it for me. Before you tell me I haven’t experienced great pizza, think again, I lived in Italy for a month; I probably experienced the greatest pizza there is. Still, when I imagine a delicious pizza my mind turns to good old, low-budge Domino’s or Rusty’s. Another thing about pizza – when it comes to homemade, let’s be honest, it is hardly ever that good! I said it. I mean the idea in theory is good : “aw it will be so cute and fun to homemake pizzas tonight…” The result is usally less than stellar. Truth hurts. But THIS pizza – THIS pizza is good. I am absolutely smitten by it and will most def make it over and over again. The crust and flavoring reminded me of those delicious Italian pizzas I experienced in the past, sigh, be ready for some amazing pizza!
You Will Need:
For the Crust:
1 1/4 cups warm water
2 packages dry yeast
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons good olive oil
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 stick of butter
4-5 garlic cloves
1/4 cups white wine
1/4 cups heavy cream
juice of half of a lemon
a few grinds of pepper
pinch of red chili flakes
thinly sliced red onion
thinly sliced zucchini
In a mixing bowl add 2 packets of dry active yeast.
Add 1 1/4 cups warm water.
Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
Add 1 tablespoon of honey.
Add dough hook and mix on low.
Turn off mixer and add 3 cups of flour.
Add 2 teaspoons of kosher salt, start mixing again.
When the dough has formed add an additional 1/2 cup of flour.
On a floured surface add your dough.
Knead dough about 12 times until it is a soft nice ball.
Fill the bottom of a bowl with good olive oil.
Add the dough and roll it around a few times until the dough is covered.
Cover the bowl with a dish towel and let rise for about 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, cut dough into 6 pieces.
Roll the dough into little balls and place on a cookie sheet.
Cover the dough with a damp towel and let sit for 10 minutes. Meanwhile start the white sauce!
In a large pan melt 1 stick of butter.
Add 1/4 cup of white wine.
Add 4-5 garlic cloves depending on how garlic-y you like it! I love mine SUPER garlic deluxe.
Add 1/4 cup of heavy cream.
Add a few grinds of pepper.
Add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
Squeeze half the juice of a lemon. Keep stirring the sauce constantly and it will get thicker.
Roll out your dough. Preheat oven to 500˚. If you had refrigerated your dough let it sit out for about 30 minutes to let it get to room temperature.
Using a brush cover your dough in the sauce.
Add mozzarella cheese.
Sprinkle some feta.
Cover your cookie sheet with cornmeal, this will help keep the pizza from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Top with your toppings and bake for 15 minutes, yum!! KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PIZZA! Every oven is different the pizza cooks quick! Once you take out your pizza drizzle the top with more white sauce!