I love pizza, focaccia, and bread so much. I don't even think I know anyone who doesn't like pizza. But I do like a little variety and one of my favorite things is the combination of red peppers, Parmesan reggiano cheese and caramelized onions. This dough recipe actually makes enough to make two separate doughs, however I like to make a large square that is a little thicker than usual and to pile it up with red onions, caramelized onions and Parmesan cheese. I added one egg to this recipe which gave an absolutely fabulous crunch to the dough. I hope you all enjoy!
1Take egg out of fridge and let it get to room temperature.
2Take water, honey, yeast and place into stand mixer- let yeast foam.
3Add olive oil to water.
Add 1 cup out of your 5 cups of flour and use the paddle to mix until well incorporated.
4Switch to kneading hook and add the rest of the flour - knead for about 8 minutes until smooth and elastic.
5Place dough on a smooth floured surface - form into a ball.
6Spray a bowl with cooking spray and cover.
7In the meantime sauté peppers and onions with a little bit of olive oil salt n pepper while dough rises.
8When pizza has risen about 45 minutes take it a punch down roll onto your board form back into a ball and allow to rise again bowl let it rise again.
9Cover your hands with flour, grab the piece of dough. My suggestion from experience is that you should have it and on floured surface start punching down the dough. When you see the dough is pliable, start using your hands. I come from underneath start to stretch the dough out for outward into a rectangular shape. Add a little corn meal or semolina flour to your pizza peel and stretch your pizza, or roll it out to your desired shape & place on the pizza peel.
10Take a little olive oil with a brush and lightly brush the surface of the dough.
11Add the lightly sautéed onions and peppers and spread evenly across the cross leaving a little room on the edge for the crust.
12Take your cheese and sprinkle it lightly all over the top of the peppers and the onions until well covered. Sometimes I even put a little extra :-)
13Bake on convection roast at 550° for about 10 minutes rotating once halfway through.
14Using a pizza cutter or a serrated edge knife cut into as many pieces as you would like. Mangia!