I loved the different kinds pizza that we had in Italy, on our honeymoon.
Simple. Delicious. So tasty. Italy. How I miss thee.
Lately I've been obsessed with making my own pizza at home. I love making the dough from scratch, peeking to see if it has risen, grabbing my rolling pin to roll it out (I love my rolling pin, it makes me giddy). This weekend I wanted to recreate the only frozen pizza that I will buy, on occasion. Target's Archer Farms Spinach & Goat Cheese pizza. It's so good, we dream about it and the globs of goat cheese...
This is my version. I hope you try it!
For the dough
Source: How Sweet It Is
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon dry active yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
Combine flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Add water, honey and oil, mixing with a spoon to form into a ball. Continue mixing with your hands and kneed for about 60 seconds. Lightly oil bowl and add dough back in. Cover and let rise for 2-3 hours.
After 2-3 hours, remove from bowl and punch down. Roll back into ball and let sit for 30 minutes.
Lay on lightly floured surface and roll very thin. Top with toppings and bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
For the Toppings
3/4 cup tomato or pizza sauce (I pureed a can of whole tomatoes)
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 garlic powder 1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese
7-8 slices of goat cheese, plus more for crumbling
6-7 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup defrosted spinach
salt and pepper
After rolling out your dough, transfer it to your pizza stone or baking dish. Make sure to flour or use non-stick spray on your pan. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the dough and spread a thin layer of tomato sauce on top. Sprinkle the oregano, basil, and garlic powder over the sauce, followed by the cheeses. Place the slices of goat cheese on top. Add the tomatoes and defrosted spinach, sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.
What's pizza night like in your house?