WHITE PIZZA WITH TOMATOES, BASIL, AND ZUCCHINI

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My favorite White Pizza with tomatoes, basil, and zucchini! AKA the precise summer meal.


hello and happy Friday! Very excited to be sharing my favourite white pizza recipe with you today!!! I make this at least once a month, however inside the summer time I find myself making it extra like once a week! You definitely can’t pass incorrect with a pizza that boasts creamy ricotta cheese, gooey mozzarella, garlic, olive oil, and overwhelmed crimson pepper flakes. It goes so well with a little salad and a crisp glass of white wine.


Now, I know a white pizza is classically WHITE, however it’s summer and my garden is exploding with tomatoes, basil, and zucchini… so directly to the pizza they go! I also love adding a bit lemon zest, however that element is one hundred% elective.

Substances
  • For the Crust:
  • 3 and 3/four cups bread flour
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 and half of cups water, a hundred and ten - one hundred fifteen levels (F)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • For the Roasted Tomatoes:
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • half teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • For the White Pizza:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • three cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1/four teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon clean cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed purple pepper flakes
  • 2 cups roasted cherry tomatoes (follow instructions above)
  • 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup torn basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (elective)


Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to maximum temperature placing at the least half-hour previous to baking.
  2. For the Crust:
  3. in the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with the dough hook, combine the bread flour, sugar, yeast and salt; stir to combine.
  4. flip mixer on low pace and add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil; beat until the dough forms into a ball across the hook. If the dough is wonderful sticky, add extra flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a strong ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  5. Scrape the dough onto a gently floured floor and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.
  6. Grease a massive bowl with the last 2 teaspoons of olive oil, upload the dough, and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. place the bowl in a warm location and allow it double in size, about 90 mins.
  7. turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 identical pieces. Wrap one dough well in saran wrap and area inside the freezer for a later use.
  8. area the dough you'll be the usage of on a chunk of plastic wrap and let it relaxation for 10 mins.
  9. For the Roasted Tomatoes:
  10. Preheat oven to 450 levels (F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a bowl integrate the tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper; blend well to coat the tomatoes in the oil. Pour tomato aggregate out onto the prepared baking sheet and roast for 30 to 35 minutes, or till they are tender and slightly blistered. switch tomatoes to a plate and set aside till wished.
  11. meeting:
  12. reduce preheated oven temperature to four hundred ranges (F). Coat a pizza pan or pizza stone with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Roll the dough out right into a big circle (about 12 inches) and region it on prepared pan. Brush the complete surface of the dough gently with remaining olive oil. frivolously unfold the mozzarella on pinnacle of the crust, then dollop teaspoons of the ricotta lightly over the mozzarella. Season with salt, pepper, crimson pepper flakes, lemon zest (if the usage of), and garlic, then top with roasted tomatoes and sliced zucchini.
  13. Bake for 28 to half-hour, or until the crust is golden brown and cheese is effervescent. Sprinkle warm pizza with basil proper before serving.


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