Five Spice Powder
2 t. Sichuan peppercorns
8 star anise, or 4 t. ground anise
1/2 t. ground cloves
1 T. ground cinnamon
1 T. ground fennel seeds
In a dry skillet, roast the peppercorns by shaking the pan over low to medium
heat until the aroma of the peppercorns is released, about 3 minutes.
Grind the roasted peppercorns and star anise separately in a blender or a spice
mill. Strain. Mix in other spices and grind again until very fine. Store in an
Hoisin Chicken Pizza
1 package active dry yeast
2 t. sugar
2 t. salt
1/4 C. warm water (110°F.)
4 C. all-purpose flour
1/4 t. five spice powder
1 1/2 T. canola oil
1/2 T. sesame oil
1 3/4 C. warm water
2 C. sliced green onions
2 C. diced raw dark chicken meat
1/4 C. hoisin sauce
1 T. sambal oelek, or Chinese chile paste
2 C. grated mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper
2 T. chopped green onions for garnish
In a small bowl, mix yeast, sugar, salt and the 1/4 cup warm water. Let stand 5
minutes until foamy. In a mixer with a dough hook, mix flour and five spice
powder. While mixer is running, slowly pour in yeast mixture, the oils, and the
rest of the water; mix on low speed 8-10 minutes. Stop mixer when dough forms a
smooth and firm ball.
Divide dough into 6 balls and place on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper.
Cover with a cloth and place in a warm part of the kitchen; let balls double in
size, about 2 hours.
Working on a floured surface with floured hands, take one ball and spread out
with your fingers to about 5 inches in diameter. Take a floured rolling pin and
roll out to a little less than 1/4 inch thick and about 8-10 inches in diameter.
To make Hoisin Chicken Pizza:
In a bowl, mix green onions, chicken, hoisin, ginger and sambal. season with
salt and pepper and set aside.
Brush one side of dough with a little canola oil and place over low heat on a
grill for about 2 minutes. Brush oil on the raw side and turn over. Top the raw
pizza with the chicken mixture; then top with cheese.
Bake at 375°F. 15 minutes (longer cooking at lower temp. to be sure chicken is
cooked). Garnish with chopped green onions.
NOTE: Carefully watch the pizza. If the grill is too hot, the bottom will burn
before the pizza is ready. If this occurs, you can place the pizza on a tray and
use the oven broiler to finish the melting.