Saturday night is here, and I think it's the perfect night for a pizza and a movie. Or, I might just fire up some Game of Thrones and find out what all of the hoopla is about. Did you hear that? That was me opening up a bottle of wine and settling in for the night.
I apologize there is no picture. My phone was charging and the batteries in my camera are dead. Don't you hate that? When you go to handle a normal household chore and realize - oops! - you have no batteries, light bulbs, you name it? I might, MIGHT, get around to picking up batteries tomorrow, but I make no promises.
Pear and Arugula Pizza
- 1/2 pear, sliced
- 1 c. baby arugula
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 c. bleu cheese
- 4 c. bread flour
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 2 tsp. salt
- olive oil
Dissolve the sugar, salt and yeast in 1 c. of warm water. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
Add the yeast mixture to the flour and mix using the dough hook on a stand mixer or by hand until it forms into a ball. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead into a ball.
Oil a bowl and put the dough inside. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest until it doubles in size; approximately one hour. Divide the dough into two balls. Cover each one with with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10-15 more minutes.
Roll one of the balls out on a floured surface. Transfer the pizza crust to a baking sheet, or if you have one, a pizza stone. Bake for 3-4 minutes, then remove from the oven.
Whisk together the garlic with 3-4 T. of olive oil. Brush it over the crust. Arrange the pears around the dough and scatter the bleu cheese over the pizza. Bake for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the arugula.