Greek “Pizza”

3 Dec

This pizza is a pre-baked bread crust, smeared with hummus and topped with Greek toppings like cucumbers, red onion, olives, oregano and feta cheese.  The recipe for the crust would be perfect for focaccia and can also be used as a thicker version of pizza crust.

Recipe adapted from Foodie with Family

For the crust:

3 cups warm (but not hot) milk (I used Almond Milk)
3-1/2 Tablespoons yeast
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons  salt
7 cups all-purpose flour (can substitute 3 or 4 cups for whole wheat flour)
3 Tablespoons olive oil

Place the warm milk in a  large  bowl and add the yeast and sugar.

Mix quickly and let sit for 5 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir until a cohesive dough forms.

Cover and let rise for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 500°F.

Grease a baking sheet (or three if yo have them because this makes three batches) with oil.

Wet your hands and divide the dough into three equal portions.

Transfer one of the portions to the sheet and allow it to rest for five more minutes.

Wet your hands again, and work into the shape you’d like (I did a standard circle).

Brush the dough with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with powdered garlic and a little salt.

Bake each portion for 8 minutes (for a partially baked crust to be used and baked again later) or 12 minutes for a completed crust.

To finish the pizza:

Spread the cooled crust with store-bought or homemade hummus.

Top with sliced cucumbers, feta, red onion, black olives, oregano and salt and pepper.  Slice it up and eat it up : )

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