David and I opted for some pizza this weekend as the start of the week is going to be extra busy. I have been checking out kitchen.com and found this recipe which we tried this evening.
Adapted from Real Simple
- cornmeal for the pan
- 1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen – we used the pizza dough we make in the bread maker.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 shallots, cut into thin rings and separated
- 12 sprigs fresh thyme – we used dried spices: salt, pepper, basil, thyme
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
- 1/2 cup grated Gruyere or Swiss cheese (2 ounces) – we used swiss.
- Heat oven to 425º F. Sprinkle a rimmed baking sheet with the cornmeal. Shape the dough into a 14-inch circle and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Brush the dough with 1 tablespoon of the oil and bake until puffed and golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the shallots, thyme, the remaining tablespoon of oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
- Top the partially cooked dough with the ham, shallot mixture, and cheese. Bake until the crust is crisp and the cheese has melted, 12 to 15 minutes.
Carla – This was pretty easy to put together and pretty tasty. Baking the dough twice caused the first pizza that we made (we made 2) to be a bit overdone. I think we would need to bake it a bit less in the beginning so that it was a bit less overdone. It was an interesting flavor without sauce. I would try it again. B+
David: It was alright. We overcooked the crust and that hurt it this time through. We have to be careful when we do pre-cooking with the hot oven. The cheese we got was a little average, so it might be better with better quality cheese. B-