Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pizza for Football night

I like pizza and my favourite ones are with meat. But as I'm trying to cut down on eating meat, I'm always looking for a vegetarian version. And I would say this caramelized onion pizza is the winner up to now!!! Tradicionally I made the same dough, but the topping idea I had found in Martha Stewart website. My husband also liked it a lot!!! And the football match has started... Good luck to Beşiktaş!!!

What we need:

For the dough( you can make one family sized pizza, or two/three smaller):

1 pack of dry yeast (7gr)

1 glass of warm water ( 235 ml)

about 1 tbsp of salt

1 tbsp of sugar

2 - 3 water glasses of all purpose flour

2tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp of natural yogurt

For topping:

3 big onions

salt and pepper

1 tbsp of olive oil

cheese ( use your favourite, but still cheese is optional)

2 spicy green peppers

5-6 cherry tomatoes

some fresh rosemary

What we have to do:

1. Mix the yeast with sugar and salt, add warm water. Let it rest for 30 min until the yeast activates.

2. Add 2 glasses of flour into the bowl, make a hole in the middle, add 2 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil and the bubbling yeast, and yogurt. Mix it until it turns into the dough. Let it rest for at least 1 hour in a warm place. Don't forget to cover the dough with a wet kitchen towel or any clean plastic wrap.

3. Roll out pizza pad. Use a fork to make some holes. Add the topping.

4. For the topping, cut the onions into slices. Preheat a frying pan, add some oil, place the onions, season with salt and let it fry slowly until onions turn light brown and soft for about 15 min. Be careful not to burn!!! Then start putting the topping on the pizza pad.

5. First put some grated cheese, then add caramelized onions, then add green pepper stripes and some cherry tomatoes. Add some chopped rosemary. Season with some salt and pepper.

6. Preheat the oven and bake it for 20 min in 180C temperature.

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