Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mushroom, Feta and Semi-Dried Tomato Pizza Recipe

Makes 2 pizzas (about 30cm diameter).

Pizza Dough
We use this recipe for the pizza dough.

Pizza Sauce
We use this recipe for the pizza sauce.

40g butter or 2 tablespoons oil
240g mushrooms, sliced
100g semi-dried tomatoes, chopped
140g feta
About 2 cups (about 260g) grated cheese (we use a combination of mozzarella and tasty cheddar cheese).

Make pizza dough and sauce.

Heat butter or oil in a frying pan or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are soft. Set pan aside.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees Celsius (not fan-forced). Place an oven rack in the lowest position in the oven. If you have a fan-forced oven and are unable to turn the fan off, preheat your oven to 230 degrees Celsius.

Lightly brush two baking trays with oil. © exclusivelyfood.com.au

Divide dough into two equal pieces. Shape each piece into a round disc. Pushing from the centre of the disc, press the dough out to form a circle with a diameter of about 30cm. If the dough springs back, let it rest for a few seconds, then continue to shape the circle. The base should be an even thickness without holes.

Top each base with pizza sauce. Scatter the mushrooms, semi-dried tomatoes and feta over the pizza bases. Sprinkle with grated cheese.

We cook the pizzas one at a time so both pizzas can spend their entire cooking time on the lowest oven shelf near the bottom element. This helps to produce crisp bases. If you are cooking the pizzas in a fan-forced oven, it shouldn't make any difference if you cook them both at the same time. Cook pizzas for about 12-15 minutes, until cheese is melted and golden and base is crisp.
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