Rope of Pearls Pizza


Pizza Dough Ingredients:

1 c. warm water (110 degrees F)

1/4 tsp. sugar

1.25 oz. package active dry yeast (2 teaspoons)

2 3/4 to 3 1/4 c. all-purpose flour, divided

1 tsp. Kosher salt

1 1/2 T. olive oil, plus more for greasing bowl

Crave Brothers Farmstead Farmer's Rope-Part Skim Mozzarella


Pour water into a small bowl.  Add the sugar, and sprinkle in the yeast. Stir the mixture until the yeast is dissolved. Let yeast stand until foamy, about 10 minutes. In a food processor, combine 2 3/4 cups flour and salt, and pulse 3 to 4 times. Add the yeast mixture and the olive oil. Pulse until the dough comes together, adding more flour as needed until dough is smooth, not tacky, when squeezed.   Transfer to clean surface: knead four or five turns into a ball. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, smooth-side up. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 40 min. Place Pizza stone in oven, and heat to 450 degrees F.  Be sure to put stone in cold oven. Use 1/4 cup of cornmeal to dust a flat cookie sheet pan. With slightly oiled hands, press, toss or roll out dough to desired size and shape.  Place dough on flat sheet pan dusted with cornmeal.   Place mozzarella about 1 inch from edge of dough all the way around the pizza.   Pull edge of dough over the mozzarella rope, press to seal. Cover with a towel and let rise for 20 minutes.    

Toppings Ingredients:

4 oz. pepperoni, sliced

1 green bell pepper, sliced

3 scallions, roughly chopped

1 c. Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Fresh Mozzarella Marinated Pearls drained; reserve 4 tablespoons of liquid to top pizza

1 tomato, cut into cubes

2 c. shredded pizza cheese
5-6 basil leaves, roughly chopped

Additional Information

Recipe Source: Manufacturers Pizza
Submitted By: Crave Brothers