Caramelized Onions & Date Flat Bread Pizza

December 15th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Take some premade flat bread and brush it with olive oil. Place a bunch of caramelized red onions on top and Medjool dates (chopped fine). Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese and a little fresh rosemary and salt and bake until golden brown and crispy!

Mozzarella Pizzas with Selection of Toppings

December 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Ingredients

Pizza Dough
Pizza Sauce
Toppings
Fresh Mozzarella, sliced thin

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Roll out the pizza dough into 3 round pies. Place the dough on baking sheet lines with parchment paper. Spoon a bit of sauce on each pie and add the desired toppings. Place a few slices of the mozzarella over the pies. Place in the pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown the mozzarella is a little melted.

Calamata Olive & Marinated Mozzarella Pearl Pizza

December 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 10 mini pizzas

Ingredients

Pizza Dough
Pizza Sauce
2 cups calamata olives, chopped and pitted
Marinated mini mozzarella balls

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Roll out the pizza dough into 10 equal round pies. Place the dough on baking sheet lines with parchment paper. Spoon a bit of sauce on each pie and a few calamata olives. Place a few of the marinated mozzarella balls on top and drizzle a little of the oil on top as well. Place in the pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown the mozzarella is a little melted.

Fresh Tomato or Pizza Sauce

December 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 3-4 cups tomato sauce and 2 cups pizza sauce.

Ingredients

6 medium tomatoes chopped
1/4 cup chopped garlic
1/4 cup chopped yellow onions
1/2 cup red wine
1 teaspoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
1 cup chopped fresh oregano
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup chopped fresh oregano  (extra for end)

Directions

Place all ingredients except 1/2 cup oregano in a large pot and bring to a boil. Place on low simmer for about 45 minutes stirring regularly until all tomatoes are broken down. With a hand held food processor blend all ingredients in the pot until totally smooth and all ingredients are well blended. Skins are included in the sauce as they give a very rustic look and texture and provide a quick easy sauce. Cook blended sauce on low for another 10 minutes adding more salt to taste, when finished add remaining fresh oregano. For pizza sauce boil sauce on a low boil uncovered for another 10-20 minutes or until desired thick texture, add remaining chopped oregano at end.

Basic Pizza Dough

December 12th, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

Ingredients

1 packet active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
21/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar or honey
Olive oil
Dried herbs (optional)

Directions

In a large bowl gently mix the warm water, yeast and honey until frothy and creamy for about 1-2 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute for activation of the yeast. In a separate large mixing bowl combine the flour and salt and any optional dried herbs: oregano, basil etc. Mix well. Slowly combine the yeast mixture to the flour mixture mixing well until a soft dough forms. Turn the flour on a lightly floured surface and knead until very smooth and elastic adding more flour as needed. Knead for about 8-10 minutes. In a lightly oiled bowl, preferably ceramic or stainless steel, place dough covered with greased plastic wrap. Place bowl in a warm, draft free location for about 1-2 hours or until the dough doubles in size. Flatten the dough to desired size shape and thickness – thin, thick or regular.

Whole Wheat Broccoli Calzones

June 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 4-6 calzones

Ingredients

1 recipe Ger-Nis Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
2 cups broccoli florets
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup ham, cooked and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tablespoon whole-wheat flour
¼ cup milk
1 cup milk cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon salt
Black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven 425°F.

Roll the pizza dough out into 4-6 five inch circles. Place on a large baking sheet or two of them. In a pot of boiling water blanch the broccoli florets for a few minutes until just al dente and beginning to soften. Remove and set aside. In a medium sauté pan add butter and oil and bring to a medium high heat. Sauté ham and onions for a few minutes until onions and ham begin to brown, about 4-5 minutes. Add broccoli florets and mix well. Add the flour and sauté a few minute longer until all flour is absorbed around the ham and broccoli. Add the cheese and the milk and reduce heat to low, stirring constantly until all the cheese has melted and the cheese is smooth. Remove from heat season with salt and pepper.

Place a dollop of the broccoli close to the center of each of the whole wheat dough circles, off to one side but still centered. Fold over the dough so that the sides are even and touching and a half circle is formed. Starting with one side top or bottom roll up or down the pizza dough sides curling up and twisting until top or bottom is reached. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Spring Greens Pizza Bianca with Goat Cheese & Tomatoes

June 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1-12 inch pizza

Ingredients

1 Ger-Nis Pizza Dough Recipe
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons coarse salt
¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped fine
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup fresh Swiss chard, chopped
1 cup fresh dandelion greens, chopped
1 cup crumbled goat cheese
1 cup fresh tomatoes, chopped
Maldon salt

Directions

Roll out pizza dough in one 12 inch circle and place on a pizza sheet. Mix the olive oil, salt and garlic in a small bowl and brush over dough. Make sure that all salt and garlic remnants are on the pizza. In boiling water dip or blanch the greens, spinach, chard and dandelions for about 2 minutes no more.

Remove from water and strain using a cheese cloth to get out all excess water. Arrange the dry greens all over the pizza and sprinkle the goat cheese and the tomatoes over the top evenly distributed. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and when all the goat cheese is melted. Take out of oven and sprinkle immediately with a little of the Maldon salt.

Wild Mushroom & Tallegio Pizza

June 12th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Makes 1-12 inch pizza

Ingredients

1 Ger-Nis Pizza Dough Recipe
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon truffle oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2 cups wild mushrooms, chopped
½ pound Tallegio cheese, sliced
2 cups rocolla leaves (wild arugula)
Maldon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 500°F.

Roll our pizza dough into 12 inch circle and place on a pizza pan or large baking sheet. Mix the olive oil, truffle oil and garlic in a small bowl and brush over the top of the pizza dough, sprinkle any remaining garlic over the top. Place the wild mushrooms throughout the pizza and cover with the Tallegio cheese. Place in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Take out of oven and immediately place the rocolla on top and sprinkle with maldon salt.

Basic Pizza Dough

June 12th, 2011 § 2 comments § permalink

Ingredients

1 packet active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar or honey
Olive oil
Dried herbs (optional)

Directions

In a large bowl gently mix the warm water, yeast and honey until frothy and creamy for about 1-2 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute for activation of the yeast. In a separate large mixing bowl combine the flour and salt and any optional dried herbs: oregano, basil etc. Mix well. Slowly combine the yeast mixture to the flour mixture mixing well until a soft dough forms. Turn the flour on a lightly floured surface and knead until very smooth and elastic adding more flour as needed. Knead for about 8-10 minutes. In a lightly oiled bowl, preferably ceramic or stainless steel, place dough covered with greased plastic wrap. Place bowl in a warm, draft free location for about 1-2 hours or until the dough doubles in size. Flatten the dough to desired size shape and thickness – thin, thick or regular.

Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese Flatbread Pizza

March 31st, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

4 servings

Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, sliced
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, leaves chopped
2 flatbreads (whole wheat or spinach)
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
4 ounces herbed goat cheese
¼ cup pine nuts, chopped
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 cup fresh arugula
Cooking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 350ËšF. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Cook onions and rosemary until onions are soft and caramelized, about 20 minutes.

Place flatbread on a sprayed cookie sheet. Top flatbread with crumbled goat cheese, caramelized onions and pine nuts. Bake for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine arugula, balsamic and 1 tablespoon olive oil and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

Top flatbread with chopped parsley. Slice flatbread in ½ and serve with the fresh arugula salad.

Recipe courtesy of Robin Simpson

Spicy Sausage and Onion Herb Pizza

October 24th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Add precooked spicy Italian sausage, fresh chopped onions to basic pizza dough. Then add fresh parsley, basil and oregano. Classic tomato sauce is the best for this pizza.

Mushroom Herb Pizza

October 24th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Classic dough and classic tomato oregano sauce are topped with fresh chopped crimini mushrooms or a variety of mushrooms, fresh basil, parsley and mozzarella cheese. A true classic.

Goat Cheese Sundried Tomato and Pesto Pizza

October 24th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

This pizza has whole wheat crust topped with pesto sauce, sundried tomatoes and goat cheese baked to a bubble crisp perfection. Wonderful and special.

Rocolla and Red Pepper Vegetable Marinara Pizza

October 24th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Whole wheat crust is topped with vegetable marinara sauce, red peppers, parmesan cheese and, after being cooked, a mixture of fresh rocolla mixed with a drizzle of olive oil and salt is placed upon the pizza like a salad. Healthy fresh and unique.

Chicken, Red Pepper and Pesto Cream Sauce Pizza

October 24th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Regular crust is topped with the pesto cream sauce, grilled chicken, red pepper strips and feta cheese. It’s delightful and tasty.

Margarita Pizza

October 24th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Margarita pizza is the basic pizza with classic tomato oregano sauce, regular dough and mozzarella cheese topped with basil leaves; it is a true classic in its simplicity and freshness.

Pesto Cream Sauce (Pesto Sauce Variation)

October 24th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Follow this recipe but at the end blend in ½ cup heavy whipping cream.

Roasted Garlic and Herb Classic Tomato (Classic Tomato and Oregano Variation)

October 24th, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink

INGREDIENTS

Follow the Vegetable Marinara recipe but add 1 bulb roasted garlic, chopped or smashed fine. Also add the following fresh herbs at the end of cooking:
¼ c fresh chopped parsley
½ c fresh chopped marjoram
Pesto Sauce
4 garlic cloves
½ c mixed nuts–pine, macadamia, soy, walnut, pecan
3 c chopped fresh basil
1 c extra virgin olive oil or oil of your choice
1 t lemon or lime zest
juice of one lemon
salt and pepper
½ c finely grated parmesan cheese

PREPARATION

Mix all ingredients with a handheld mixer or food processor until smooth. Add cheese (optional).

Vegetable Marinara (Basic Marinara Variation)

October 24th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink

INGREDIENTS

Follow the recipe as above but add the following finely chopped vegetables during the sauté process: 
¼  c broccoli
¼ c zucchini
¼ c mushrooms
Classic Tomato and Oregano
9 medium tomatoes, chopped
¼ c chopped garlic
¼ c chopped yellow onions
1 t chili flakes
1 t dried oregano
2 T salt
1 T black pepper
1 c chopped fresh oregano
½ c chopped fresh oregano (extra for end)
½ c red wine

PREPARATION

Place all ingredients except ½ c oregano in a large pot and bring to a boil. Place on low simmer for about 45 minutes stirring regularly until all tomatoes are broken down. With a handheld food processor, blend all ingredients in the pot until totally smooth and all ingredients are well blended. Skins are included in the sauce because they give a very rustic look and texture and provide a quick, easy sauce. Cook blended sauce on low for another 10 minutes adding more salt to taste. When finished add remaining fresh oregano. Boil sauce on a low boil uncovered for another 10-20 minutes or until desired thickness. Add remaining chopped oregano at end.

Basic Marinara

October 24th, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink

Makes 2 cups of sauce

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
9 medium tomatoes, chopped
¼ cup garlic, chopped fine
1 small yellow onion, chopped fine
1 carrot, chopped fine
1 red pepper, chopped fine
1 green pepper, chopped fine
½ cup red wine
1 teaspoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
½ cup fresh oregano, chopped fine
½ cup fresh basil, chopped fine
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine

Directions

Sauté garlic, onions, carrots and chili flakes in olive oil on medium heat until soft. Place all remaining ingredients except ½ cup oregano in a large pot and bring to a boil. Place on low and simmer for about 45 minutes stirring regularly until all tomatoes are broken down. With a handheld food processor blend all ingredients in the pot until totally smooth and all ingredients are well blended. Skins are included in the sauce because they give a very rustic look and texture and provide a quick, easy sauce. Cook blended sauce on low for another 10 minutes adding more salt to taste. When finished, add remaining fresh oregano. Boil sauce on a low boil uncovered for another 10-20 minutes or until you reach desired thickness. Add remaining chopped oregano at end.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

October 24th, 2009 § 2 comments § permalink


Ingredients


1 ½ packets active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ c wheat germ
1 teaspoon salt
1 t sugar or honey
olive oil
Dried herbs optional


Directions


In a large bowl, gently mix the warm water, yeast and honey until frothy and creamy, normally about 1-2 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute so the yeast can activate. In a separate large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt and any optional dried herbs such as oregano or basil. Mix well. Slowly combine the yeast mixture with the flour mixture mixing well until a soft dough forms. Turn the flour on a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough is very smooth and elastic adding more flour as needed. Knead for about 8-10 minutes. In a lightly oiled bowl, preferably ceramic or stainless steel, place dough covered with greased plastic wrap. Place bowl in a warm, draft free location for about 1-2 hours or until the dough doubles in size. Flatten the dough to desired size shape and thickness—thin, thick or regular.

Basic Pizza Dough

October 24th, 2009 § 5 comments § permalink

INGREDIENTS

1 packet active dry yeast
1 c warm water
2 ½ c all-purpose flour
1 t salt
1 t sugar or honey
olive oil
dried herbs (optional)

PREPARATION

In a large bowl gently mix the warm water, yeast and honey until frothy and creamy for about 1-2 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute for activation of the yeast. In a separate large mixing bowl combine the flour and salt and any optional dried herbs: oregano, basil etc. Mix well. Slowly combine the yeast mixture to the flour mixture mixing well until a soft dough forms. Turn the flour on a lightly floured surface and knead until very smooth and elastic adding more flour as needed. Knead for about 8-10 minutes. In a lightly oiled bowl, preferably ceramic or stainless steel, place dough covered with greased plastic wrap. Place bowl in a warm, draft free location for about 1-2 hours or until the dough doubles in size. Flatten the dough to desired size shape and thickness—thin, thick or regular.

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