Thursday, April 10, 2008
Everyone has their own favorite recipe for pizza with red sauce. But I've found that not many people have heard of pizza with white sauce. Let me tell you, they are missing OUT. We had a little get together with the IL's for MIL's birthday, and I made white pizza, and actually remembered to take a pic! :p So you guys get one of my recipes. Heh.
This is a pretty full on pizza, and we usually only make it for special occasions...we couldn't handle it much for an everyday thing!
Your favorite pizza crust. I don't have a recipe, so I can't give you one; I just dump stuff in the bowl.
White sauce, made with milk and cornstarch, salt and pepper. Make it plenty thick so it doesn't run off the sides of the pizza. Not gluggy, though!
1/2 block of cream cheese (optional), added to white sauce after cooking
Sliced red onions
Pitted kalamata olives
Roasted pumpkin or winter squash chunks
Baby spinach leaves, whole, or larger leaves, chopped
Marinated artichoke hearts
Red, yellow and green bell peppers, sliced
Ricotta (this is not the stuff in the tub, this is the Italian stuff in the deli...it's basically the same as paneer, so you can use that, instead)
Fresh basil leaves, chopped roughly
Minced hot red chilli
Avocado (Note: this is actually on my pizza up there, but the general consensus among anyone with any sense of taste is that cooked avo is putrid. Dh doesn't agree, though, so his half had some on. Blech. Other people might like it, too, though, since cooked avo seems to be on gourmet pizza menus all the time, so I added it to the list)
Corn (fresh off the cob, frozen, canned, whatever)
Etc etc etc
Make your dough, and after rising, etc, roll it out, put it on a well greased pan, poke with a fork all over to keep it from bubbling all out of shape, and bake in a HOT oven (I usually just turn the oven up to 500*...a HOT oven makes the best pizzas) for 10 min or so, til almost done. Take out, and top.
Spread the pesto on first, all over, and then a nice layer of white sauce. Top with all the rest of your toppings, top with the shredded cheese last, and then throw in the oven til browning and bubbling on top. YUM!