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Pizza Bianca {contributor Rosemary}

Hello again everyone, I am Rosemary from anitalianinmykitchen.com,  I cannot believe we are already into August and it will be time for back to school and my favourite time of the year, Autumn!  I just returned from an amazing 2 month long visit with family and friends in Toronto, Canada.  How I enjoyed visiting friends in Northern Ontario and all my walks revisiting a fast growing Toronto.  I used to know it like the back of my hand, but how many times did I have to ask where is such and such a street?  Now I am back in my own kitchen in Rome, Italy ready to start cooking again.  So after I asked my family what they would like me to cook up, what was their request?  Pizza!  So pizza it was, and I have to admit this is the most delicious, pizza dough I have ever made.  Thanks Zia!

Pizza Bianca

Pizza Bianca, homemade pizza dough drizzled with olive oil, rosemary and baked until golden.

In Italy one of the most popular ways to make pizza is what they call “pizza bianca” or white pizza.  It is a very simple yet delicious pizza, just 3 ingredients.  This pizza is also great as an alternative to bread.  This dough makes enough for 2 large pizzas and 1 small.  So give this white pizza and let me know how you like it. Buon Appetito!

Pizza Bianca
 
 
Ingredients
Pizza Crust:
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1½ tablespoons yeast
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4½ cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Pizza bianca:
  • leaves from 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • ½-1 tablespoon rock salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
Instructions
Pizza Crust:
  1. In a large bowl pour in warm water, add yeast and sugar and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Then add olive oil, salt and 2 cups of flour mix then add another 2 cups of flour and continue to mix (dough will come together).
  3. On a flat surface place the ½ cup of flour, remove dough from the bowl and knead in the ½ cup of flour, continue to knead till dough becomes smooth and springy. Lightly grease with olive oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, roll dough so it is lightly covered with the olive oil then cover bowl completely with a towel. Let sit for approximately 1½- 2 hours in a warm draft free area.
  4. Then remove dough from the bowl and on a lightly floured surface knead for a minute, (if dough is sticky add a few drops of olive oil to your fingers). Then divide dough up and place in pizza pans and cover with desired toppings.
Pizza bianca:
  1. On a small pizza crust drizzle the dough with olive oil, add rosemary and rock salt. Bake in 420 degree pre-heated oven for approximately 15-20 minutes (check after 13 minutes).

Pizza Bianca, homemade pizza dough drizzled with olive oil, rosemary and baked until golden.

Pizza Bianca, homemade pizza dough drizzled with olive oil, rosemary and baked until golden.

Pizza Bianca, homemade pizza dough drizzled with olive oil, rosemary and baked until golden.

Some other pizzas you may like to  try from anitalianinmykitchen:

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 pizza red 2

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2 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Marli says:
    August 15, 2014

    The white pizza looks delicious, could you just clarify whether you use dried yeast or fresh?
    Thanks☺
    Marli

    • avatar
      Rosemary says:
      August 16, 2014

      Hi Marli, in the pizza dough I use dried yeast. Thanks

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