Classic White Pizza
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- Yield: 4 servings
- 1 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup warm water
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup chopped parsley
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup shredded fresh basil leaves
Pour flour, salt, yeast in large bowl and mix. Add oil and water and gradually add in flour to make a soft dough – if too sticky, sprinkle in more flour. Dough should be smooth and stretchy.
Transfer dough to lightly floured surface. Knead for ten minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic – sprinkle in flour when necessary.
Drizzle small amount of oil onto dough and return dough to the bowl. Cover with a cloth and let sit for one hour or until dough has doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix ricotta cheese with garlic and parsley and season with salt and pepper.
Remove the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll out dough to desired pizza shape and size. Pierce the dough with a fork in several places. Spread ricotta cheese mixture smoothly over the surface of the pizza. Top pizza with mozzarella.
Bake until golden brown – about 20 minutes. Remove from oven, add basil. Cut, serve, and enjoy!