So my hungry ass HATES when I go to a recipe page and the person writes their life story and I have to spend a millennium trying to actually find the damn recipe. Yeah, sentimental shit blah blah, I like making this dish ‘cuz of whatever and I did this and that, I ate it and went back to my childhood. BLAH. Great for you, but we’re hungry and we wanna cook! So if you’re looking for an essay before my recipes…Well, I can’t guarantee there may not always be an essay. I talk A LOT but today since it’s the first post, let’s be short and sweet.
I am obsessed with all things garlic. So this is one of my favorite and easiest recipes.
For the dough
- 1 packet of active dry yeast ( I usually use the whole packet because I found that using some causes the dough to become hard)
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 4 cups of all purpose flour
For the cheesy garlic topping
- 3 Tbsp salted butter
- 1 head of garlic minced (I love garlic but you can adapt to suit)
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/4 cup vegetarian cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 tsp red pepper chili flakes
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp dried parsely
SIDENOTE: I LOVE CHEESE
- Combine 1 1/4 cups of water with the sugar and yeast. Stir and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add olive oil, salt, vinegar and remaining 1/4 cup of warm water.
- Add the yeast mixture to the bowl of the mixer.
- Gradually add the flour and 1/2 of the minced garlic and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. Cover the bowl with a dry towel and allow to rest in a warm place for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter and garlic until fragrant.
- Punch the dough down. Separate into 2 equal balls.
- Spread a thin layer of flour on surface and roll out each ball to about 1/3 inch thickness with a bailna.
- Transfer to baking sheet.
- Spread the garlic butter over dough to the edges. Two coats are sufficient.
- Sprinkle cheese mixture over dough.
- Top with crushed red chili flakes, parsley and oregano.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
- Remove from oven and use a pizza cutter to cut into equal rectangles.