Sep 8, 2009

Greek Pizza

I have been so MIA lately. I don't have a very good reason, or any reason, actually. I have just been a slacker and really busy since the start of the school year. I get home, make dinner and am so tired that the last thing I want to do it take, load, and edit pictures. :/ But, the urge and want has returned! Hopefully it will last!

I made this pizza when my in-laws were in town about a month ago. I made my favorite pizza dough (Thanks, Annie!) in my stand mixer. While the dough was kneading, I went to the pantry to get ingredients out to make muffins while the dough was rising. I heard this horrible crashing sound, turned around and my stand mixer wasn't on the counter!!! I ran over to the other side of the counter and it was ON THE FLOOR!! It kneaded itself right off the counter. The cord was pulled practically all the way out of the back, but the dough managed to stay in the bowl and fall right side up - phew!! I was sad, though. :( I didn't know what would come of my poor stand mixer. Luckily, my father-in-law is SUPER handy and he fixed it right up for me and it's (pretty much) good as new!! Yay!!!

We ended up having a great dinner and a wonderful visit!!!


Greek Pizza

Ingredients
1/2 batch pizza dough
1 garlic clove, smashed
1 cup pizza sauce
1/4 c. sliced sun-dried tomatoes
1 fresh tomato, seeded and sliced 1/4 in. thick
1 small onion, sliced thinly into half moons
1/2 c. quartered artichokes hearts, rinsed if canned
1/4 c. kalamata olives, sliced
1/4 c. feta cheese
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
handful fresh parsley, chopped

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 475.
2. Form dough into desired shape, transfer to baking sheet and partially bake for 8 minutes.
3. Remove from oven and rub smashed garlic clove onto dough.
4. Spread pizza sauce and layer toppings, ending with cheese. Reserve parsley.
5. Bake at 475 for 12-18 minutes, until cheese is melted and slightly browned and dough is cooked through.
6. Garnish with parsley, slice, serve and enjoy!!

3 comments:

Molly Jean said...

That looks absolutely fantastic! I loooove greek pizza. The toppings alone make me drool, but all together they are delish!

Joelen said...

Your pizza looks fantastic - I love all the flavors involved! As for your stand mixer, mine does that walking thing too... and thankfully yours is ok after that fall!

Simply Life said...

Oh wow! that pizza looks amazing!

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