2 1/2 cups bread flour
2 small cloves garlic - thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons rosemary*
3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
3 tablespoons light olive oil
1 cup warm water
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Combine flour, salt, yeast and water in bowl. Blend well,
turn out onto floured surface. Knead well, about 15 minutes. Place in lightly
greased bowl, not buttered, cover with a damp cloth and let rise for 1-1/2 hours
(until doubled in bulk). Turn dough out, punch down and knead for 5 minutes or
so. Return to bowl and let rise until doubled in bulk. Punch down and turn out
on lightly floured board.
Roll and press out to about 1/2 inch thickness. This recipe makes about one 12".
Rub surface of baking sheet with oil and transfer the dough round to the sheet.
Make several indentations with the point of a knife in the dough and insert
garlic slices and rosemary into indentations. Rub olive oil onto surface and
gently smooth over the surface. Salt and pepper surface lightly.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until just golden. Remove from oven. You can now top the
crust, freeze it, or eat it the way it is.
When you top it the crust is already 2/3 baked and will
require only enough time so that the cheeses, etc. are bubbly.