Friday, February 4, 2005

Homemade garlic pizza

Pillsbury is selling a pre-made pizza dough in a can, sort of like the Pillsbury buns. Well, it is quite good, so ladies and gentlemen, here's the recipe for garlic pizza.

One refrigerated pizza dough from Pillsbury
Plum tomatoes (about 6 or 8)
4 cloves of garlic
250 gms grated mozzarella cheese (Kraft works fine)
250 gms grated romano cheese (Kraft has a good one too)
Olive oil
Salt to taste

Pre heat oven to 400 F.
Lightly rub the George Foreman Grill or any other grill with some olive oil and heat to high heat. Grill garlic until softened paying attention not to burn it. Remove garlic from grill and place halved plum tomatoes. Grill them until lightly browned. Puree or mash the garlic in a small food processor.
Unroll the pizza dough on a baking sheet (you probably want it square, it's easier because of the shape of the dough), and place the tomatoes on top of it. Smash a bit and spread them with a fork so that all the dough is covered. Top with the garlic (make sure it's evenly spread). Add salt to taste and oregano and any Italian style herbs that you would like to add. You can also add some dry crushed red chilies, if you want. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil.
Bake in preheated oven (attention, not toaster oven but normal oven) for 15 to 18 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

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