pesto pizza

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everything you need to make pesto pizza from scratch - pizza crust recipe, pesto recipe, etc.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Difficulty:
Serves: 8

Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: pizza · basil · crust · pesto ·

Ingredients

crust

2 cups flour
.5 cup semolina flour
.5 cup oat bran
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons yeast

pesto sauce

2 cups fresh basil
1 cup pine nuts (or any fatty-crunchy solid substitute, almonds were used here, and garbanzo beans work in a pinch)
.25 cup olive oil
.25 cup butter
.25 cup salty cheese (parmesan is traditional, we used gorgonzola here)
3 cloves garlic

pizza

unbaked pizza crust (above)
pesto sauce (above)
pizza toppings that you enjoy. as pictured:
sun-dried tomatoes
black olives
oregano
grated mozzarella cheese
fresh basil leaves
olive oil

Method

crust

add all ingredients to bread machine pan, knead on the dough setting (about 45 minutes), remove and gently hand-shape into a pizza crust to fit your oven / pan / stone (whatever you're going to bake this on). turn on the oven and set it to 400 degrees once the crust is shaped.

pesto sauce

mix ingredients in food processor (or blender), salt to taste.

pizza

spread pesto sauce on unbaked pizza crust.
arrange toppings on the pesto sauce layer
bake for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees, until cheese starts to brown and bubble.
remove, slice, eat.

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