Saturday, June 21, 2008

Teri's Fresh Tomato-Basil Pizza

Teri's Fresh Tomato Basil Pizza

1/4 Cup tomato sauce
1 -2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
Pinch sugar
Garlic olive oil
Fresh basil leaves, 8-12
Halved cherry tomatoes (about half a bag/container)
8 oz fresh mozerella, sliced
Sea salt
Freshly ground pepper

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

While the dough is rising, combine tomato sauce, basalmic vinegar, italian seasoning and sugar together in a small saucepan and heat until ready to boil, stirring constantly. Do not boil. Set aside to cool.

While the dough is resting, before rolling it out, preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Slice cherry tomatoes in half lengthwise. Pick, rinse and dry basil leaves.

Lightly oil the pizza stone with some of the garlic olive oil. Roll out the pizza dough and shape on pizza stone. Brush pizza lightly with garlic olive oil. Brush tomato sauce on pizza. Place cheese pieces randomly over pizza. Place basil leaves on cheese slices. Place tomatoes, cut side up between cheese slices. Sparingly sprinkle pizza with sea salt and grind pepper over surface.

Admire masterpiece. Place in oven. Cook 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted, dough is cooked and you can't wait any longer.

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