Mouthwatering Garlic Mushroom Pizza
This recipe for a fantastic garlic mushroom pizza is one of our favorites – and it’s so easy to make! We’ll even show you how to make the pizza dough from scratch! This type of pizza is actually called a pizza bianca – or “white pizza”, which means that instead of a tomato pizza sauce you use a simple olive oil and chopped garlic mixture, so you can really taste those mushrooms! Of course, if you want to use a regular pizza sauce instead this recipe will still taste great!
Ingredients (makes two medium pizzas)
Pizza dough from scratch:
2 teaspoons dried yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups plain (all purpose) flour
2 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon sea salt
10 cloves of garlic – chop them with your Garlic Chop!
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1/4 cup sliced onion
2 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Pizza dough made from scratch will need about 2 hours in a warm place to rise properly. If you don’t have time for that you can always buy a store-bought pizza base and skip the “making the dough” part of this recipe!
Making the dough:
Put the yeast into a small bowl with the sugar and four tablespoons of lukewarm water, and stir. Leave the mixture until it starts to froth (approximately 10 minutes). While you are waiting, sift the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the center. Add the milk, egg, salt and yeast mixture and mix the ingredients together until a stiff dough is formed.
Lift the dough mixture on to a clean surface with plenty of flour on it (to stop the dough from sticking) and knead it until it is nice and smooth and stretchy.
Rub some olive oil around a large bowl and place the dough inside, rubbing some more olive oil over the dough. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and then put the bowl somewhere warm for about 2 hours. During this time the dough should double in size.
Now get your oven piping hot by pre-heating it to 400°F (200°C).
Making the pizza
Using your Garlic Chop, finely chop the 10 cloves of garlic and combine with the olive oil and thyme. Leave the flavors to infuse while you divide your nicely-risen dough in half and roll it out on to a floured surface. Then put the pizza bases on to two oiled pizza baking trays, and spread half of the olive oil and garlic mixture on to each base.
Next, add the sliced mushrooms and onions and top with the shredded cheese. Place the pizzas in your oven and bake for 15 minutes.