March 22, 2012 | 3 Comments »
I’ve seen quite a few of these purple potato pizzas floating around lately. It definitely caught my eye. This one in particular. Doesn’t it look so pretty? I had an extra purple potato on hand along with lots of Daiya cheese and thought to myself ‘Why not?’
I didn’t use phyllo dough for my pizza crust. It’s not that I don’t like phyllo dough. I just don’t care for all of the ingredients. Although I’m sure it would have made a much lighter and tastier pizza crust. Anyway, here’s the recipe for my pizza crust.
- 2 1/2 – 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- In a small mixing bowl, dissolve the sugar and yeast in the water. Set aside for about 10 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups flour and the salt. Add the yeast mixture and mix until dough is no longer sticky. Add more flour if necessary.
- Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for a few minutes.
- Place dough in a large bowl lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Cover and allow to rest for at least one hour or until doubled in size.
- Once dough has doubled in size, punch it down and divide it into two equal portions.
You can add some oil to the dough you if like. I prefer to keep my version oil free. Also, this dough recipe makes enough crust for two 12 inch pizzas. If you like a thinner crust that is. If you prefer a thicker crust, don’t bother dividing it. But I’m warning you, it will be pretty thick! The recipe below is for one 12 inch pizza. I usually freeze one portion of the dough and use the other.
- 1 purple potato, thinly sliced then steamed until fork tender
- 1 shallot, finely diced
- 1 cup Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds
- 1/2 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
- 1 head garlic, roasted
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp oregano
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Combine the coconut milk, roasted garlic, salt, and pepper in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Prepare your pizza pan by lightly spraying with cooking spray and sprinkling a bit of cornmeal on top.
- Roll out the pizza dough and press it into the pan. First pour the coconut milk mixture over the top of the pizza and spread it out evenly. Then layer like so – cheese, potato slices, shallots, thyme, and oregano.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
I was afraid my pizza would be too dry without any sauce so I did something similar to my white pizza. I think it was a good call.