Monday, March 11, 2013

Pizza Pi for 3.14 PI DAY!




 
The number and symbol for pi are credited to the Greek genius Archimedes who lived in the third century. This Greek pizza entree for Pi Day is a tribute to the brilliant man. 
 
GREEK (PIZZA) PI

            Preheat oven to 400°. In a large mixing bowl stir together

2 C hot water
2 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP yeast

            Leave in a warm place until foam covers the surface. While the yeast is rising,
            lightly grease two 10” x 15” rimless cookie pans with olive oil, set aside. When foam covers
            the surface of the yeast/water mixture, add

4 C. bread flour
2 C. whole wheat flour
1 TBSP salt
1 TBSP olive oil

            Mix until a smooth dough is formed, Divide in half. Divide each half into thirds. Make
           a pi symbol π and place one on each baking pan. Flatten the dough with your hands.  Let
            rise until you can make a dent in the dough and it doesn’t puff up. Add

1/2 jar roasted garlic Alfredo sauce
1 C. shredded mozzarella cheese

            Add any of your favorite Greek toppings:

roasted chicken
red onion rings, thinly sliced
julienne spinach leaves
pepperoncini slices
Kalmata olives, sliced
sautéed mushrooms
marinated artichoke hearts
basil pesto
tomatoes, quartered

            Top with

crumbled Feta cheese

            Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

 Serve with a salad of sliced cucumbers, pepperoncini, mushrooms, spinach, sliced red onion, Kalmata olives and tomatoes dressed lightly