Pizza with Jarlsberg and Mushrooms

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

Don’t be put off by the long ingredient list, the dough and sauce are amazingly quick and easy to put together. Besides, just make these once and you’ll probably never call out for pizza again. Apart from the irresistible, freshly baked taste, the best thing about making pizza at home is personalizing it.


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Serves:

4 (8- inch) pizzas

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

DOUGH:

1 lb
whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp
salt
4 oz
dry yeast
1 c
lukewarm water
1 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
flour to roll the dough

TOMATO SAUCE:

7 oz
tomato paste
2 tsp
dried thyme or other herb
4 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c
water
salt and pepper (to taste)
granulated sugar to taste

TOPPINGS:

12
mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
2 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
4 tsp
tarragon
salt and pepper (to taste)
14 oz
grated jarlsberg cheese

GARNISH:

arugula (rocket salad)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Dough:
Mix the flour, salt and dry yeast and knead with the lukewarm water (the resulting dough should not be too soft).

Add olive oil and continue to knead until the dough achieves an elastic texture. Cover the dough with a cloth and keep it in a warm place until the risen dough becomes twice its initial size.

The pizza dough is now ready to be punched down and made into 4 8- inch diameter rounds. Preheat the oven with the baking tray inside to 480 degrees F.
2
Tomato Sauce:
While the dough is rising, prepare tomato sauce by combining tomato paste, thyme, olive oil, water, salt, sugar and pepper together in a bowl.
3
Toppings:
Combine mushrooms with olive oil, tarragon, salt and pepper. Spread a thin layer of tomato sauce on each dough round and sprinkle the Jarlsberg on top. Place seasoned mushrooms on top of the Jarlsberg.
4
Bake the pizza on the preheated baking tray in the lowest level of the oven until golden brown; about 12 to 15 minutes.

Sprinkle arugula (rocket salad) on top when serving the pizza.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pizza
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids