Garden Fresh Pizza

Garden Fresh Pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 & 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • A pinch Salt
  • 1 cup Water (You may need to add more depending on dough texture)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Honey
  • 1 packet Dry Active Yeast
  • 2 heaped tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (To saute y our veggies in. This also acts as the sauce on your pizza)
  • Veggies (to saute for pizza)
  • 1 Ball of Mozzarella Cheese
  • Dried Oregano (to sprinkle liberally over pizza before baking)

Note

In this Garden Fresh Pizza, I used 2 radishes sliced thin, 1 zucchini, 1 yellow crooked neck squash, 1 red bell pepper, a sweet onion and for the topping green scallions.

Directions

Step 1
Begin with activating your yeast. Into a bowl, add 1 cup of warm water and your honey. Stir to dissolve the honey. Next add in your yeast. Set aside for 10 minutes or so, until the yeast turns brothy.
Step 2
In a separate bowl, add your flour and salt.
Step 3
Once the yeast has activated, combine your water and flour mixtures. I do this in my stand mixer using first the paddle attachment and then switching to the bread hook. You can do this by hand as well. If your dough is too dense, you can add more water. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the mixing bowl. The dough should be stickier than you would want for working with bread but still pull away from the sides of the mixing bowl. Add more water for flour as needed. Once everything has been incorporated, knead your dough by hand or in your mixer for a few minutes. Then let rest.
Step 4
As the dough rests, it is time to saute up your veggies. Into a skillet with extra virgin olive oil add your veggies. Cook until they start to soften.
Step 5
Roll your dough out to the size of the pizza you are making. This made a large pizza but the dough could be cut in half to make 2 medium/small pizzas.
Step 6
Wipe your pizza pan with a light coating of olive oil and dust with corn meal to help prevent sticking. If you are using a pizza stone, omit that step.
Step 7
Top your pizza with your saute veggies, olive oil and all. Next Add your sliced mozzarella cheese
Step 8
Sprinkle with dried oregano and place into a preheated 450F oven.
Step 9
This will bake up in about 15-20 minutes. Once your crust has turned a golden brown and the cheese is melted your pizza is done.
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I am a married, mother of 2. With my Husband, we raise our two boys, two dogs, two cats, four chickens and a large garden on my just under an acre lot in a small village in Southeast Michigan. I am passionate about real food, and eating as local as we can without giving up olive oil, coffee, you know the necessities. lol