I would classify this tasty treat as fresh and summery! Perfect for a family get-together!
It served as an appetizer for our July 4th celebration!
with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella & basil:
2 1/2 - 3 cups flour
1 package yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water (120-130 degrees)
2 tablespoon olive oil
In a large mixing bowl combine 1 1/2 cup flour, yeast, and salt...whisk together well. Add the warm water and oil-beat on low speed for 30-40 seconds (until blended). Beat on high for 3 minutes and then stir in as much of the remaining flour as possible with wooden spoon.
Turn the dough out onto a floured mat and knead in in flour until dough is smooth and elastic (8 minutes)
Divide dough in 1/2, cover, and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and brush two large cookie sheets with olive oil
Divide the pizza dough in half (four pieces total)
Roll each piece of dough into a 9 x 6 inch rectangle and transfer to prepared cookie sheets. Roll the edges up slightly. Brush each with olive oil and prick the dough with a fork. Bake one sheet at a time for 15 - 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
3 cups fresh red/yellow tomatoes, halved
Garlic minced 1-2 teaspoons
1/2 cup fresh basil, snipped
Freshly ground black pepper
Meanwhile, pat cheese dry with paper towel.
Remove pizza crust from oven and top with cheese, tomatoes, and garlic.
Bake an additional 5-8 minutes, until cheese just melts.
Top with basil and pepper and finally drizzle a little olive oil over entire surface!
You will not be disappointed with this recipe...it is tasty!