Mushroom, Olive and Ricotta Pizza Recipe

How to Make Mushroom, Olive and Ricotta Pizza?

 

Serve: 6
 

Ingredients:

  • 4 tomatoes, quartered

  • 3/4 teaspoon caster sugar

  • 7 g / 1/4 oz dry yeast

  • 1/2 cup / 125 ml / 4 fl oz skim milk

  • 1 3/4 cups / 220 g / 7 oz plain flour

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 750 g / 1 1/2 lb cap mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 cup / 250 g / 8 oz ricotta cheese

  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives

  • small fresh basil leaves

  • salt and pepper

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 210C / 415F.

  2. Cover a baking tray with baking paper, then place the tomatoes on it.

  3. Sprinkle the salt, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon sugar on the tomatoes and bake for 18 minutes. Make sure the edges are starting to darken.

  4. Add the yeast and the remaining sugar in 3 tablespoons warm water and stir until the yeast is fully dissolved. Set aside in a warm place until foamy.

  5. In a pan, warm the milk. Place the flour into a large bowl, then stir in the yeast and milk.

  6. Mix the flour, yeast and milk until they form a soft dough. Transfer te dough to a lightly floured surface.

  7. Knead the dough for approximately 4-5 minutes. Lightly grease a bowl. Place the dough in it, cover and set aside in a warm place for 45 minutes. By that time, the dough should have doubled in size.

  8. Heat the oil in a pan. Add in the onion and garlic. Fry until soft.

  9. Add in the mushrooms to the pan. Stir until they become soft and the liquid evaporates. Let cool.

  10. Return the dough out to the lightly floured surface and knead gently.

  11. Roll the dough out to a 36 cm / 15 inch circle. Then press it into a lightly greased pizza tray.

  12. Spread the ricotta over the dough, leaving a border to turn over the filling.

  13. Top the ricotta with the mushrooms, leaving a circle in the centre. Place the tomatoes and olives in the circle.

  14. Fold the edges of the dough over the mushroom. Then dust the edges with flour.

  15. Place the filled dough in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Make sure the crust is golden.

  16. Garnish the pizza with basil. Slice and serve warm.

Nutrition per serving:

  • 260 kcalories, protein 15 g, fat 7 g, carbohydrate 25 g, dietary fiber 5 g, cholesterol 25 mg

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