Bucci's Insalata Pizza
2 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
5-6 med. California roma tomatoes, sliced
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 head garlic, roasted and chopped
1/2 cup goat cheese
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup chopped arugula
Dissolve yeast and sugar in water. Proof 5 minutes. Pour into mixer bowl.
Gradually mix in 2 cups flour and salt using paddle attachment. Change to dough
hook. Incorporate remaining flour and mix 10 minutes, or until dough is smooth
and elastic. Place dough in a greased bowl.
Cover with plastic and let rise 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled
in size. A longer, slower rising time will make a more flavorful crust. Punch
dough down. Form into a ball and refrigerate until ready to use. Bring to room
temperature before using.
Marinate tomatoes in 1 Tablespoon olive oil, vinegar, salt
and pepper for 1-2 hours. Roll out pizza dough to make a 16-inch circle. Brush
with remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Arrange marinated tomato slices on pizza
dough. Dot with garlic and goat cheese.
Bake at 500ºF in a pizza oven for 10 minutes, or until crust
is golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with mint and arugula. Cut into
desired number of slices and serve at once.