Now, onto the recipe. Who doesn't love pizza? Umm I know that I definitely do - although I didn't like pizza until I was about 6 - don't judge. After that, my toppings of choice included cheese and black olives. My absolute favorite was Pizza Hut's individual pizza... was it the pizza though or was it Book It?! Please tell me I'm not the only one that remembers.
Since then, I've grown past Pizza Hut - which I will never eat again due to a horrid food poisoning experience and the fact that I'm gluten free - the perfect pizza to me is no longer a deep dish pan. One of my favorite pizzas has always been Dewey's.... the toppings are so incredible and creative... but unfortunately, they don't have a gluten-free pizza. So, what's a girl to do? I could whine and cry about not being able to eat the Edgar Allen Poe until they get it together...you know and have a major meltdown and be completely ridiculous....or I could make one myself. Of course, the answer to that was relatively easy.
If my kitchen walls could talk: Feel free to use your choice of flaxseed or egg in the crust based on your dietary preferences. Vegan? Feel free to leave out the dairy or top your pie with a dairy-free mozzarella substitute.
Edgar Allen Poe Pizza - Inspired by Dewey's
1 package Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix
2 tbsp flaxseed, ground
3 roma tomatos, chopped
1/3-1/2 cup kalamata olives
4-6 cloves garlic or 2-3 tsp minced garlic
4 oz goat cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella
3 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup mushrooms
2 tbsp olive oil
Dried herbs of choice (basil shown)
1. Prepare pizza crust according to package directions, using flaxseed or egg. Add herbs to your dough and let sit covered. While your dough is rising, saute your mushrooms until almost cooked.
2. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees - place your pizza stone in the oven at this time allowing it to heat with the oven.
3. Take out the stone and spread your pizza dough on it using wet hands - the dough will be sticky. Alternatively, use a pizza peal. Spread olive oil onto the dough and top with the garlic. Place back in oven for 10-12 minutes
4. Remove the crust top with spinach, mushrooms, cheeses and kalamata olives. Bake for about 12-15 minutes until cheese is lightly browned.
5. Remove pizza from the oven, top with roma tomatoes and place it back in the oven for about 2-3 minutes.
Seriously, this was the best pizza I have ever made. You should run, not walk to your kitchen and make this as soon as possible!
What's your favorite pizza topping?