GoodWheat Sicilian Style Pepperoni and Ricotta Pizza

Yields

8 Slices

Portion Size

2 Slices

GoodWheat Sicilian Style Pepperoni and Ricotta Pizza
Mise en Place for GoodWheat Sicilian Style Pepperoni and Ricotta Pizza

Ingredients

For the Pizza Dough

  • 3 ½ cups + ½ cup GoodWheat Flour
  • 2 ¼ tsp (1 envelope) Dry Instant Yeast
  • 1 tsp Granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups Water, 110 degrees
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup Butter, melted
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil

For the Pizza

  • 1 cup Rao’s Pizza Sauce
  • ½ cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 ounces Pepperoni
  • ¼ tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper, ground
  • ¼ cup Fresh Basil, chopped

Method of Preparation

To Make Pizza Dough

  1. In a kitchen aid mix with the hook attachment, add yeast, sugar and water together and let bloom for 10 minutes. The mixture should get very frothy.
  2. Add GoodWheat Flour, salt and butter and put on speed “stir” for 2-3 minutes until dough comes together.
  3. Increase speed to 2 and knead dough for 8 minutes.
  4. Turn off mixer.
  5. Form dough into a ball and place dough in an olive oil coated bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and put in a warm area for an hour or until dough has doubled in size.

To Assemble Pizza

  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Remove dough from bowl after proofing and place on a floured surface. Form into a rectangle shape.
  3. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to 1/2 inch thick. Place dough inside a18 x 13 x 1 inch sheet tray with sides and press gently to mold to the shape. Using a fork, gently poke holes into the pizza dough.
  4. Put dough in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
  5. Layer the pizza sauce on top of the dough followed by dollops of ricotta and spread the ricotta.
  6. Evenly layer the mozzarella and parmesan cheese on top.
  7. Layer the pepperoni in rows and columns, all touching each other, covering the top of the crust.
  8. Top with kosher salt and black pepper.
  9. Place the pizza back in the oven for 10 minutes.
  10. After the 10 minutes is over, set oven to broil and cook for another 3 minutes.
  11. Remove pizza and garnish with chopped basil.
  12. Let pizza cool for 2 minutes before cutting into 8 slices.