1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or flour of choice)
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup warm water
3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Basil Oil Ingredients:
1/2 cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil.
Fried Garlic Ingredients:
5 cloves garlic, chopped
Rest of Ingredients:
1/2 cup gated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2-3 fresh tomatoes, sliced
Sea salt and ground pepper to taste
Fresh basil for garnish
Directions for dough:
Whisk dry ingredients together, add water and oil, and stir until an evenly moist dough forms.
Knead dough for about five minutes.
Place dough in a bowl or on a pan and cover with a moist towel. Let rest for 30 minutes.
Basil Oil Directions:
Blanch the basil in boiling water for 10 seconds, then plunge into ice water to cool. Squeeze dry.
Place basil in food processor with the olive oil and blend for 20 seconds
Fried Garlic Directions:
Chop 5 cloves of garlic and fry in a fry pan with oil until golden brown. Set aside.
Rest of Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Flatten dough and roll out into a circle or square about 10 inches across. Put dough on pizza pan or stone and cook for 10 minutes.
Remove dough from oven and increase oven temperature to 425 degrees. Sprinkle parmesan and mozzarella cheese on the dough. Bake for another 10 minutes.
Remove flat bread from oven and cover it with tomato slices. Then drizzle the basil oil over it until evenly distributed. Return flat bread to oven for 5 minutes.
Remove from oven, sprinkle fried garlic and fresh basil on top of pizza and cut into eight slices. Serve immediately.
You could easily use a gluten-free flour to make this a gluten-free dish.
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