Making the dough takes a bit of time, but the actual pizza assembly and cooking is relatively quick. The dough recipe uses a little semolina flour which makes for an even crunchier bite! It will seem dry and crumbly at first, but with a little tough love (kneading) it all comes together. I've skipped the use of tomato sauce on this one and didn't miss it a bit. The carmelized onions become almost jam like and spread across the crust in place of the red sauce.
Carmelized Onion, Sun dried Tomato BBQ Pizza
Pizza Dough:adapted from Tyler Florence Family Meal
1 pkg of yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 cup warm water
1 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
In a small bowl combine the yeast, sugar and water and let sit for 5-10min until the yeast starts to foam.
In a large bowl, combine the flours and salt. Stir in the yeast mixture and olive oil. Stir with a wooden spoon until too tough to mix, then knead by hand. If it's too crumbly, add a little more water. If it is too moist, add more flour, 1Tbsp at a time. Knead for about 5min until smooth.
Form the dough in a bowl and put into a large oiled bowl, ensuring all the dough is covered in oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about 1hr in a warm spot (until doubled in size).
Toppings:2 cups carmelized onions (see below)
1 Tbsp sherry vinegar
1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes chopped
2 cups mozzarella shredded
To make onions: Begin with 3 cups raw onion and saute over low heat for 30-40min. Stir frequently and add small amounts of water if it begins to stick. In last 5min of cooking, stirring in vinegar until absorbed.
Kale Salad:2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp minced garlic
salt/pepper to taste
Toss kale with olive oil, vinegar, garlic and spices and set aside.