Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lunch Box Chronicles: Day One Hundred Ninety-Three (A Mid-Summers Day Spelt Pizza)

Father's Day (continued)

A Mid-Summers Day Spelt Pizza

We started Father's Day with Spelt Crumb Cake Orange Muffins....Yum.  And we finished the day, with a Spelt Right Pizza, made in layers, after a joyful day in the park.

We often say, "when it rains, it pours."   On this Father's Day, I will say "When it is sunny, it gets sunnier...."

  • Spelt Right Pizza Dough (fully thawed and risen in the bag)
  • 5 or 6 garlic cloves - smashed with a mortar and pestle, with a little EVOO and salt added in
  • Fresh Mozzarella (I got the pre-sliced from Trader Joe's)
  • Fresh Mushrooms (sliced thinly and sauteed with EVOO and salt and pepper)
  • Fresh Tomatoes (I like kumatos - sliced, quarter inch)
  • Fresh Basil (rinsed, dried, and chopped)
  • One Onion - caramelized by cooking slowly on stove top with a little EVOO until onion is crispy brown (another way to do this is to coat the onion with a little spelt flour before pan frying)

Preheat oven to 450F.
Stretch dough on well oiled with EVOO stainless steel pizza pan.   Smear garlic mix on dough, sprinkle with some dried basil.  Bake for about 10 minutes until firm.
Take out pizza shell.  Layer with Mozzarella, mushrooms, and onions.  Place back in oven for 10 minutes.   
Take out pizza shell.  Add tomatoes.  Bake for 5-10 minutes.   Take out pizza shell.  Cover with fresh basil, bake for another 5 minutes.

Serve for Father's Day Dinner after a beautiful day in the sun, prancing around the dreamy Ft. Tyron Park.

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