Monday, April 21, 2008

20 minutes 'till heaven

Ever since I made homemade pizza several weeks ago, it keeps coming back up when we talk about what to have for dinner. It is really simple (thanks to the no yeast pizza dough recipe I use) and I love that you can cater to your tastes for the night. I saw a yummy looking white pizza on A Taste of Home Cooking last week and was inspired to create my own.

I actually thought ahead this time and prepared my dough Sunday night and stuck it in the fridge. This was a brilliant idea! I need to start thinking ahead more often. ;)

For my version of the white pizza I knew I wanted to use cream cheese as a base. I also still have gouda in the fridge (I know you are shocked to see me using it again). I mixed that with some freshly grated parmesan cheese and mozzarella for the topping and that makes a total 4 cheeses on my pizza. Do I hear angels singing? All that cheese must mean I’m in heaven, right?

Jaime’s Heavenly White Pizza
(This pizza makes 8 small slices)

1/2 recipe for no yeast pizza dough
4 oz. Cream cheese, softened
1 large clove garlic, pressed
1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 cup each smoked gouda, mozzarella and parmesan, shredded/grated
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
Red pepper flakes, to taste

Combine cream cheese, garlic, cayenne pepper and salt together in a mixing bowl. Roll out your pizza dough and top with cream cheese mixture. Follow with the gouda, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Finally, top with cilantro and red pepper flakes. Bake according to dough directions. Mine bakes for about 20 minutes, hence the title. ;)


Half Baked said...

Hi from another food blogger in Alabama. I'm new to your blog:) Love the pizza, sound awesome!

Kate said...

I love white pizza