Hearty Pizza

Hearty Pizza

INGREDIENTS

2 teaspoons………..yeast
1 teaspoon………….sugar
1 cup………………….water
1 tablespoon……….sugar
1 teaspoon………….salt
2 tablespoons……..oil or shortening
2 ½ – 3 cups………..MAYA All-Purpose Flour  

olive oil, for drizzling
left-over pasta sauce (spaghetti or white sauce base)
left-over cheeses (cheddar, quick-melt or mozzarella) grated
left-over meats
left-over vegetables (tomatoes, onions, green or red peppers)    
alfalfa and baby arugula leaves

PROCEDURE

  1. Dissolve yeast
    and sugar in half cup of warm water.Set
    aside.In a bowl,
  2. Put the remaining
    water and add sugar, salt, oil and half of the flour to form soft dough.
  3. Add in yeast mixture and the rest of the
    flour adding shortening a little at a time.Knead until dough leaves the sides of the bowl.
  4. Transfer dough on a floured surface and continue
    kneading until dough is smooth and satiny.
  5. Allow dough to rest for 30 minutes or until dough doubles in
    volume.
  6. Punch dough and roll out to form
    into a desired shape of pizza.Prick
    with fork and pre-bake for at least 5-10 minutes. Cool and set aside.

To Assemble:

  1. Spray or drizzle some olive oil onto prepared pizza crust.
  2. Spread some sauce on top of crust leaving at
    least 1-inch on the edge.
  3. Put half of grated cheese then arrange left-over
    meats and vegetables on top.
  4. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  5. Drizzle some
    olive oil again before baking.
  6. Bake
    until cheese on top turns lightly brown.
  7. Then arrange alfalfa and baby arugula
    leaves on top before serving.

YIELD

1 hearty pizza good for 3 to 4 people

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