Happy National Cheese Pizza Day everyone! 🙂
Instead of going for the classic tomato sauce and cheese pizza, I chose to make a white pizza.
I referred to Bobby Flay’s pizza dough recipe (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/pizza-dough-recipe/index.html) for amounts of ingredients, but assembled it like this:
Dissolve sugar in warm water in stand mixer bowl. Put yeast into water and let it bloom.
Add olive oil and salt.
Slowly add flour until the dough is a good consistency, and mix with the dough hook for about 10 minutes.
Then I let it rise.
For the toppings, I made a quick cheesy béchamel sauce by melting about a tbsp. of butter in a saucepan then whisking in a tbsp. of flour. I then added about a cup of milk and stirred until it thickened, then I added 1/4 cup of asiago cheese, some rosemary and black pepper.
I spread a layer of sauce on the rolled out pizza dough, then sprinkled it with mozzarella and asiago cheese.
Then I topped it off with some garlic and onion that I sautéed in olive oil for a few minutes, and piled on the spinach that was lightly coated in olive oil. I baked it at 425F for about 20 minutes.
The finished product was delicious!!