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Dough-It-Yourself Pizza Blanca

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings


White Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons                     olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons                     butter
  • 2 cloves                                 garlic finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons                     MAYA All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup                                     fresh milk
  • ½ cup                                    all-purpose cream
  • 1/3 cup                                 grated parmesan cheese

Pizza Crust:

  • 2 teaspoons                         yeast
  • 1 teaspoon                          sugar
  • 1 cup                         water
  • 1 tablespoon             sugar
  • 1 teaspoon              salt
  • 2 tablespoon           oil
  • 2 ½ - 3 cups             MAYA All-Purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon             dried marjoram
  • ¼ teaspoon             dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon             dried oregano                                    
  • cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan) grated, as needed                                    
  • arugula or basil leaves as needed


Prepare white sauce:

  1. In a saucepan, heat olive oil and butter together.
  2. Add garlic and sauté until aromatic but not brown.
  3. [K] Add in flour and stir until well-blended.
  4. [K] Pour milk and cook until sauce thickens.
  5. [K] Lower heat then add in the cream and parmesan cheese.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Remove from heat and set aside.

Prepare pizza crust:

  1. [K] Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in ¼ cup water. Set aside.
  2. [K] To the remaining water, add sugar, salt, oil, half of the flour and the dried herbs to form a soft dough.
  3. [K] Add in yeast mixture and the rest of the flour until dough leaves the side of the bowl.
  4. Transfer dough on a floured surface and knead until dough is smooth and elastic.
  5. [K] Place dough in a greased bowl covered with cling wrap.
  6. Allow dough to rest for 30 minutes or until dough is double in bulk.
  7. [K] Divide the dough into 2. Roll into balls and allow to rest again, this time for 10 minutes.
  8. [K] Roll the balls of dough and arrange on floured trays.
  9. Bake in a preheated 350ᵒF/177ᵒC for 10 minutes.

To assemble:

  1. [K] Place the pizza crust on a baking tray.
  2. [K] Drizzle olive oil on top.
  3. [K] Spread white sauce and top with desired cheese and greens.
  4. Bake until edges are lightly brown.

Recipe Notes

K = Kid-Friendly Steps