THIN CRUST CHICKEN GORGONZOLA PIZZA
Don't you feel bored making the same pizza all the time? I do. That's why after making hawaiian pizza with thick crust all the time, then this time *yesterday to be exact* I made some experiment. I tried to make a new crust and topping recipe.
Thin crust from Kitchen Simplicity was my choice this time. The original recipe was made from AP flour, then I changed it into half AP flour half whole wheat flour. And for the topping, I tried the combination of chicken, cilantro and gorgonzola cheese with mayonnaise and mustard sauce *honestly, those are the only ingredients left in my fridge :)*
Surprisingly, the outcome of my experiment is really good! The crust is perfect *my hubby liked the thin crust more than the thick one now :)*, and the topping and sauce really made a perfect combination. I guess, this recipe is my to-be-true-recipe :).
Thin Crust Chicken Gorgonzola Pizza
1 cup warm water
1 Tbsp. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. yeast
2 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
3 Tbsps. apple cider vinegar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup mustard
1 Tbsp. sugar (I used 2 tbsps. splenda)
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1-1/2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. pizza seasoning
2 pieces chicken fillet, boiled and shredded
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 can black olives, sliced
3/4 cup cilantro leaves, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
1-1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
For Pizza Crust:
Mix all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Stir together water and sugar. Sprinkle yeast over top. Let proof for 10 min.
Stir in oil, salt, vinegar and 2 cups flour mixture until well incorporated.
Add additional flour mixture and knead until pliable and barely sticky. If you use standing mixer, set the speed at speed 2 and beat it with dough attachment until pliable and barely sticky.
Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
Once doubled, punch it down.
Roll and stretch the dough to cover a 14-inch ungreased pizza pan. Cover with pizza sauce and toppings of choice.
Bake at 500ºF for 10-12 min. until browned and bubbly.
For Pizza Sauce:
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients. Stir until well combined. Heat it over medium heat until bubbly. Turn off the heat and set aside.
Lay the pizza dough to cover a 14-inch ungreased pizza pan. Prick the dough with fork. Cover the dough with pizza sauce and toppings. Bake in preheated oven at 500F for 10-12 minutes until browned and bubbly.