Last week, I posted a recipe for minestrone soup. The soup was delicious and to make the meal extra special I paired it with pizzeria-style garlic cheesy bread. The bread is made on homemade pizza dough and maybe even better than anything I've had at a pizza parlor!!
Recipe adapted from laurenslatest.com
Pizza Dough Ingredients:
1 cup warm water
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon honey or sugar
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1-1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
salt & pepper, optional
In a bread maker, in this order add, water, oil, honey, flour, sea salt and yeast. Set bread maker to make 1 lb of pizza dough. This will take approx. 1 hr and 40 mins.
Preheat oven to 500 degrees
Here was a great tip from Lauren's blog - if you don’t have a pizza stone, use an upside down cookie sheet.
Melt butter and garlic in a sauce pan and set aside.
Divide dough in half and roll half the dough into a 12-inch circle on parchment paper. See instructions below for freezing the other half of the pizza dough.
Spread the butter and garlic mixture over dough and top with parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Top with a light sprinkling of salt and pepper, if desired.
Bake until the cheese is bubbly, about 8-10 mins.
Freezing dough - punch down dough and place in a freezer safe bag with a 1/2 tbls of olive oil. Allow dough to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place dough in a glass bowl a couple hours before use. As the dough comes to room temperature it will rise. The dough will keep for about a week to 10 days in the freezer after that the yeast starts deteriorating.