RECIPES‎ > ‎

Pizza and Savory Tart Recipes

In this webpage, you will find the following recipes:
- Deep dish pizza
- Flatbread pizza
- Eggplant pizza
- International flamekuchen

Deep Dish Pizza
Ingredients:
Store-bought fresh pizza dough, 1 cup pepperoni slices, 2 medium Italian spicy sausages, 2 cups freshly made tomato sauce, 1 cup sliced black olives, 1 green bell pepper- sliced, 1 tsp olive oil  and 2 cups sliced mozzarella cheese
Procedures:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degF
2. Mince the spicy sausage
3. In a pan over medium heat, add olive oil and cook the sausage bits for 5 mins. Remove from heat
4.  Roll pizza dough to 12 inch circle, about 0.5 inch thick
5. Grease a 10-inch cast iron pan. Lay the dough into the pan. Press the dough to the bottom and side of the pan
6. Apply and spread evenly 1 cup of tomato sauce onto the dough
7. Sprinkle 1 cup of sliced mozzarella cheese, covering the sauce
8. Distribute evenly the sausage bits, pepperoni slices, olives and green bell peppers on the cheese-and-tomato-sauce covered dough
9. Pour and spread evenly the rest of the tomato sauce on the mixture. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese
10. Bake the pizza for 25  mins or until  golden brown
11. Remove pizza from the oven. Use a pie knife to cut individual slices. Serve hot :)
I like my veggies slightly undercooked. If you like your vegs cooked through, pre-cooked over the stove until 3/4 quarter done before spreading on the dough
Before popping in the oven to bake
Homemade deep dish pizza


Eggplant Pizza
Ingredients:
1 store-bought pizza dough (28 oz), half of a large eggplant, 1.5 cup cherry tomatoes, half of a large green bell pepper, 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 1 cup tomato sauce, 6 garlic cloves, 2 shallots, 1 tbs dried basil, 1 tsp oregano, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste
Procedures:
1. Slice eggplant to 1/3 thick slices. Slice green pepper to thin slices. Cut cherry tomatoes to half
2. Peel garlic and shallots. Slice shallots 
3. In a large baking sheet covered with Al foil, spread eggplant slices, garlic and shallots. Drizzle olive oil on the veggies and sprinkle salt and pepper
4. Broil veggies for 8 mins (on HIGH setting). Flip eggplants, shallots and garlic. Spread green bell pepper slices onto the baking sheet. Broil for another 8 mins or until eggplant is fork tender and garlic and shallots are browned
5. Remove the veggies from the oven
6. Preheat oven to 350 degF
7. Shape pizza dough to fit in a 12-in cast iron skillet. Lay the dough in an oiled cast iron skillet
8. Place the iron skillet over medium heat to slowly warm the skillet 
9. Assemble the pizza by first spreading the tomato sauce and dried herbs on the dough. Next, mash the garlic and spread over the tomato sauce. Sprinkle half of the cheese to cover the sauce. Distribute the rest of the veggies and finally top it with cheese
10.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until cheese is melted and slightly browned. Serve hot


International Flamekuchen
Traditional Flamekuchen is a German-French tart consisting of caramelized onion, bacon and crème fraîche. In this recipe, Ingmar and I modified it with ingredients we found in his fridge. We dubbed it International Flamekuchen because it adopted flavors from France, Germany, Hungary, India and Italy. Enjoy!
Ingredients:
1 thin crust pizza base, 2 large onion, 4 garlic cloves, 7 button mushrooms, 2 tomatoes, 0.5 lb bacon, 8 oz light sour cream, Italian dried herbs, curry powder, paprika, ground nutmeg, salt and black pepper to taste
Procedures:
1. Preheat oven according to pizza instructions
2. Slice onion to half rings and mince garlic. Slice mushroom and tomatoes 
3. Cut bacon to bite size 
4. In a large saucepan over medium heat, fry bacon until its fat is rendered. Drain bacon and set aside on a plate. In the same saucepan, fry onion and garlic until onion is softened. Add desired amount of dried herbs, curry powder, paprika, ground nutmey, salt and black pepper
5. Blend in mushrooms and bacon. Cook until mushrooms are softened
6. Spread sour cream on the pizza. Distribute tomato slices evenly. Spread onion, bacon and mushroom mixture on the pizza

7. Bake according to pizza instructions or until the crust is lightly brown and crispy
8. Remove from oven and serve while it's hot!


Flatbread Pizza
This recipe makes the flatbread  only. Add your favorite toppings. Adapted from Perfect One-Dish Dinner cookbook. 
Ingredients (Yields 6 to 8 servings):
1 cup bread or white whole-wheat flour and more for dusting, 0.5 tsp salt, 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil and 1/3 cup warm water
Procedures:
1. Mix flour and salt in a food processor
2. Mix warm water and oil together. Pour over flour mixture in food processor. Process until soft dough ball is formed
3. If dough is too stiff, process in another teaspoon of water or so of water
4. Continue to process into smooth but soft pliable dough, about 15 seconds
5. On a lightly floured surface and with floured hands, take the dough out and cut into thirds
6. Roll each dough to an approximately 12x6 inches rectangle, coating with flour and turning to keep it from sticking
7. Transfer to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat
8. Adjust oven rack to the lowest position and preheat oven to 500 degF
9. Spread your favorite toppings like olive oil, pepperoni, herbs, tomatoes, cheese, sardines, etc on the flatbread
10. Bake until heated through and crisp (8 to 10 mins)
11. Slice with a sharp knife and serve



Comments