Pizza Stone!!!

So I've had this pizza stone for a very long time and never used it, until one day when I was watching Martha Stewart, and I saw something I just had to try. It was called the Popeye Pizza. The dough recipe is by far the easiest and tastiest I have ever had in my life, and overall most amazing sauceless pizza I've ever had. I would like to share this with you.

The dough is 1 cup AP flour, 1 tsp. kosher salt, or 1/2 tsp. table salt, 1 tsp yeast, mix to combine and add 1/2 cup warm water. Mix until fully incorporated, no need to knead! Just let it rise covered until doubled. Dust counter with flour, and turn dough out and form into a ball. Cover with plastic, and let rise again. While this rise is happening, you can get your cheeses, garlic and spinach ready. And don't forget to turn the oven to 550 with your pizza stone on the lowest rack.

You can use whatever cheeses you want, I used smoked gouda, fresh mozzerella and Kroger's Itallian cheese blend. Use as much or as little garlic as you like, or leave it out all together, and LOTS of spinach. Baby spinach is best as there isn't a lot in the way of stems.

Dough ready? Groovy. Remove plastic, and begin flattening your dough ball out around the edge first, leaving it mounded in the middle. Now pick up the dough, and begin stretching it starting in the middle and working it out with your knuckles. You should end up with a 12-14 inch disk.

Now for the fun part. I find this works better with two people. Be ready with the dough when your helper opens the oven and pulls out the rack with the pizza stone and slap that dough right on down there. Now one of you will distribute the cheese, while the other distributes the garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Top with a nice big mound of spinach, when you think there's WAY too much, that's when you stop. Bake for 10 minutes. The spinach will wilt down very flat. Remove the pizza and sprinkle liberally with olive oil. I added my own twist with some freshly grated nutmeg after the olive oil drizzle. Nutmeg and spinach are PERFECT together.

Any questions, or problems, just let me know, and I'll do all I can to make this work for you.

Happy baking!!!

Verence Verence
1 Response Mar 14, 2009

Yum thanks! I'll be trying that tonight!