Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Prosciutto Mushroom & Jalapeno Pan Pizza

Just love making pizza at home, even the worst one is usually twice as good as take out :)
Finally , after being stuck on pita pizzas for about 2 years , so easy , so quick, and the price was right at 6 loaves for $1 ...   However my real passion is for from scratch pizza , there is something rewarding about making everything yourself.

So I bought myself some pizza yeast , and dove back into it .

Ingredients : Makes (1) 12 x17 Pan Pizza

Crust - 2 cups of flour - 6 Tbsp EVOO - 1 1/3 Cup Hot Water- 4.5 Tsp Pizza Yeast - 1.5 Tsp Sea Salt - 1 Tsp Dehydrated Garlic & Basil - 1 Tbsp Sugar  ( In large bowl , mix dry ingredients well, add the wet and using two wooden spoons , mix and knead for about 6 minutes , spread out using your fingers into an oiled baking tray )
Pizza - 3 Tbsp Sauce , I used my Spicy Smoky Sweet Ketchup ( SSS )
- Two Cups of grated cheese ( I blended mozzarella and 5yr old cheddar )
One Red Onion , Slivered
6 Cremini Mushrooms , Sliced
1 Jalapeno, Sliced
10 Slices of Prosciutto Salami, cut into thirds

After pressing the dough into the pan , cover lightly with whatever sauce your using .
Preheat Oven to 415F

Sprinkle 1/3 the cheese
Start adding the toppings , keeping in mind the proscuitto needs to be on top to get crispy .

Once the toppings are on , its time for the rest of the cheese :)

Straight into the preheated oven for about 12 minutes , reduce the temperature to 350 and continue baking for 8 more minutes .  ( I should note , this is for a slightly well done pizza ) You can skip the last step and just bake for 15 minutes if you prefer a normal doneness ( Is that a word ??? Hahaha ) 
That is it , remove from the oven , and grab a plastic or wooden spoon to avoid scratching your pan .

You can stop admiring your handy work now , and slice and serve !

MmmmMmmm Good !

That's it ... this should feed 4 people for dinner , and is ready in just under 30 minutes :)
Topping options are endless , This was a particularly good combination for just 5 toppings .

Peace, Love and Good Food :)

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