Sunday, June 16, 2013

Lemon Basil Pizza

I was pretty excited about trying this Lemon Pizza recipe from ALEXANDRA COOKS  (AK)

At first I was a little put off by the thought of eating lemon on my pizza, but we were pleasantly surprised!

 I added a few things here and there (like I always do with recipes- perhaps there is something to be said about my personality?) I sometimes wonder how boring life would be if I did follow every exact detail and instruction in life... 

I I definitely see myself making this again in the near future.

First wash and chop up 1 lemon into very thin slices. Then soak in cool water as you prepare the     dough

Preheat oven to highest setting (usually 550 degrees) let it sit at this temperature for apx 1 hour while preparing ingredients. 

I chose to make a yeast-free dough because I was too hungry and impatient to let my dough sit for 3-4 hours ahead of time. It actually went perfect with this pizza. AK has a good dough recipe on her website as well. 
2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 C of honey
1/2 C of warm water (add more as needed to make dough slightly less then sticky- I like to add it as the dough is being mixed. 
Mix all ingredients together and form into a round disc. 
Dust disc with flour and wrap in saran wrap 
Refrigerate for 15-20min prior to using

Take the lemons out of the water and dry each piece. Cut each piece into half. Set aside.

Start Preparing all of your fresh ingredients (not very many for this simply amazing pizza)
4-5oz ball of mozzarella - chopped into thin slices
1/2 C fresh basil 

Spread dough out onto a well floured surface and use a rolling pin to thin/form dough. 
I used a well floured 9x13" rectangular cookie sheet.

Overlap the pieces of mozzarella with lemon wedges. 
Sprinkle with fresh basil

Cook at 550 degrees for 6-7min. 

Broil for an additional 1-2 minutes until you see the crust edges start to turn brown

I drizzled each piece with a little bit of added honey prior to serving. I definitely recommend! The honey and lemon pair well with the creamy mozzarella cheese! 

MB mentioned trying rosemary on this as well..... we will have to try this next time.



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