© 2014 mathewguiver

Tomato alfredo pizza with pine nuts and goat cheese

About a week ago I made batch of roasted tomato alfredo, but had way too much for the amount of pasta I’d cooked. I was looking for something else to make with the sauce, and since I’ve been on quite the quinoa flour kick lately I thought I’d try adding some to my standard pizza dough recipe.

There was a good amount of parmesan in the alfredo so I didn’t want to add a thick layer of mozzarella to this pizza. Instead I just sprinkled on a few crumbles of goat cheese, then topped it with red onions and slices of garlic. I tossed on a few pine nuts, and as always, sprinkled my pie with a bit of kosher salt before baking on a preheated pizza stone.

You could make any kind of pizza with this quinoa flour infused crust. It’s got a bit of protein from the quinoa, as well as the garbanzo bean flour. Very nutritious, and it comes out nice and crunchy on the bottom, but fluffy and soft in the middle. So yummy!

Quinoa pizza crust ingredients:

3/4 c water
1 1/2 tsp dry active yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 c all purpose flour
1/2 c and 2 Tbsp bread flour
1/2 c quinoa flour
1 Tbsp cornmeal
1 Tbsp garbanzo bean flour
1/4 c olive oil
Additional flour

For the pizza:

Roasted tomato and onion alfredo sauce
Olive oil
Goat cheese
Garlic slices
Red onions
Cornmeal
Kosher salt
Sour cream

Directions:

1. Warm your water in the microwave for a few seconds until it’s about 110 degrees. Add the sugar and salt, stir, then add your yeast. Let sit until frothy.

2. In a different bowl, mix together remaining dry ingredients from the dough recipe.

3. Add olive oil to your yeast water, then combine with dry ingredients. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead for about 5 minutes.

4. Coat lightly with olive oil in a bowl, cover with saran wrap, then let rise in a warm place for 3 to 4 hours, punching the dough every hour or so.

5. Preheat your oven to 550 degrees, and let your pizza stone warm up for at least 45 minutes.

6. While the stone is heating, prepare your pizza toppings.

7. Assembly a station all of the ingredients you’ll need to build the pizza, and a pastry brush for oiling the crust of your raw pizza. Sprinkle your pizza board heavily with cornmeal, this will prevent the dough from sticking.

8. Press out your dough, then roll the edges a bit to create a crust.

9. Top your pizza with garlic, onions, goat cheese, and a light dusting of salt.

10. Bake for 15 minutes, or until your crust is brown, and the top of your pizza is beginning to char.

Enjoy with a dollop of sour cream or freshly grated parmesan cheese.

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