Friday, February 1, 2013

de Chèvre Pizza

This is by far, the best de Chèvre pizza we have ever tasted! I am not kidding. This is our favourite pizza to enjoy on the cruises.  This was my first time making it and it came out just perfect. All I had was the picture from one of the cruises that my son took of this pizza slice. I knew it has mushrooms and goat cheese in it.  Wasn't sure about the sauce or mozzarella cheese to top it off with.
 I kind of knew there is no red sauce so I need some kind of white sauce. First I thought of making Béchamel sauce and then being pressed for time as ever, I opted for bottled Alfredo sauce!
Some sautéed Portobello mushrooms with garlic and I was ready to assemble my first de Chèvre pizza.

de Chèvre(goat cheese) pizza
1 cup crumbled Goat cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
3 large Portobello mushrooms
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tsp oil
½ cup prepared Alfredo sauce
1-1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

For Pizza dough:

1 pkg. dry yeast
3/4 c. warm water
1/4 tsp. salt
1 T. oil
1 tsp. sugar
3 c. flour

Mix ingredients together, adding flour last. Cover and let rise 1 hr.

How to:

Pre heat the oven to 450° F.
In the mean time, cook sliced Portobello with garlic, salt and pepper in oil.
Keep aside.
Stretch the dough on oiled pizza pan.
Spread some Alfredo sauce on it.
Next, spread mushroom mix, followed by both cheeses.
Stick in the oven till cheeses melt and the crust is cooked.