Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Homemade Pizza with a Greek Yogurt Crust

One of my all time favorite foods has got to be P-I-Z-Z-A! I love all kinds of ooey, gooey, cheesy pizza and the more toppings the better, in my opinion! 
On this chilly Tuesday, I decided to warm up the house and make some homemade pizza.  So, I scrolled through my "Yummy Food" board on Pinterest and found this amazingly easy recipe for pizza dough. The best part of this recipe is that I made my own dough in about 5 minutes, all while using only two ingredients!
-1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
-1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
I also sprinkled in some garlic powder to enhance the garlic aspect of my White Pizza with Kale, Tomato & Garlic, even though the recipe on Pinterest didn't call for any.  When making this dough, feel free to add any type of seasoning or herbs you want!
  


When you have the ingredients mixed well enough to hold some sort of shape dump it onto a WELL floured cutting board and scrape out any bits still left in the bowl. Once you have everything on the floured cutting board, dust a little flour on top of the dough and your hands and knead for 3-5 minutes.  

Beware: Combining the yogurt and flour will be a messy process.
 If the dough continues to stick to your hands while kneading, rinse them off, dry them, and dust more flour on your hands and the board.

The dough should end up looking something like this:

Eventually, this will become stretchy enough to start forming your pizza. I found it slightly difficult to stretch by hand so I suggest using a rolling pin to roll it out--but make sure you flour it!

Before you start rolling out the dough, flour your board again so it wont stick.  Believe me, I learned this the hard way. 


Once I had my oddly shaped pizza flattened out I moved it onto a lightly floured pan and began spreading some garlic oil all over! 
 Of course this is not necessary if you plan on making a regular pizza with tomato sauce, but I had some left over ricotta cheese from the stuffed shells I made for dinner the night before.

As a kid my mother always chose white pies with broccoli and garlic whenever we had a pizza night. The kale on this pizza kind of resembles broccoli.  My boyfriend and I always get tomato and broccoli on any pizza we order, so I kind of combined the two styles!

After coating the dough with garlic oil, I spread a mixture of Ricotta, shredded Parmesan cheese, a little Goat cheese, some S&P (salt and pepper) and more garlic powder onto the dough. 
A classic 'white pizza' has Ricotta and Mozzarella, but I used it all up the night before, so I improvised with whatever cheese was in my fridge!

I then mixed the shredded kale in the remaining oil and placed it on the pizza, along with some thinly sliced tomato!

Now, it's oven time! I threw it into a 325 degree oven and let it cook until the bottom and crust was a crispy golden brown, which took about 12-15 minutes.  

Ta-da! How delicious does that look!

I think the best part about this dough recipe is that it is able to withstand the "pizza boner" test, also known as a slice of pizza that is able to stand out straight when held at the crust, despite the amount of toppings! 

What toppings do you like to load on your pizza?!
  




3 comments:

  1. This pizza looks delicious! I can't wait to make it for myself! Thanks for sharing, Cait!

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  2. Of course! Glad you enjoyed, please share some of your favorite toppings!

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  3. This was my first time making pizza, and your recipe worked beautifully. Thanks!

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