- serves 4
1 lb(s) of frozen pizza dough, thawed (454 g)
3 Tbsp of olive oil (45 ml)
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 ripe tomatoes, sliced ¼ inch thick
1 large ball or 4 small balls of buffalo mozzarella, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rounds
20 fresh basil leaves, shredded
extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set dough onto baking sheet and cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F and place pizza stone on the bottom rack.
3. Using your hands, stretch and pull the dough into a large round. Sprinkle some cornmeal onto a pizza paddle (if you don’t have a paddle, you can sprinkle cornmeal on a baking sheet). Place the pizza dough onto the paddle or baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic slices. Add tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the pizza to the stone, or place baking sheet into oven and bake for about 8 minutes or until topping is bubbly.