Mini Pizza Appetizers Recipe

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Light and simple, yet full of flavor with a rosemary and caramelized onion crust.
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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil - plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 cup onion - chopped
  • pepper to taste
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, stemmed, chopped
  • 1 active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt - plus more to taste
  • 6 medium tomatoes, cored, sliced into thin slices
  • crushed red peppers
  • green onions, chopped for garnish, if desired
  • 2 ounces fresh, grated, or crumbled cheese, such as Gorgonzola, Romano, Asiago, or Parmesan.
Container: 2 large baking sheets, sauté pan, large mixing bowl
Directions
PREP
20 mins
COOK
20 mins
READY IN
3 hrs
  • In sauté pan, over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When hot, add chopped onions and season with salt and pepper. Sauté until caramelized; approximately 7 minutes.
  • Add garlic, sauté 30 more seconds. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • In large mixing bowl, combine the yeast, sugar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, warm water, rosemary and sautéed onions. Whisk until yeast dissolves. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Add flour, 1 cup at a time, until all is incorporated and dough has come together.
  • Take out of bowl and place on floured work surface. Knead the dough several times, may need to sprinkle a little more flour as you go.
  • Grease a large bowl, add kneaded dough, turn once and cover with plastic wrap. Place in warm, draft free place for 2 hours or until double in size.
  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Punch down dough and divide in 1/2. Working with one half of the dough at a time, divide into 6 pieces. Form into round balls. Flour work surface and roll each ball into a 4" round. Place rounds on parchment lined or silpat lined baking sheets or use pizza baking stone.
  • Lay 4 slices tomato on each round, season with a little salt and crushed red pepper. Sprinkle with a little olive oil. Allow rounds to rest 20 minutes, then bake in oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle with 2-3 tablespoons desired cheese. Place back in the oven and bake until cheese is melted and crust is golden; approximately 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve warm.
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