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Organic Speedchef – Pizza with Garlicky Greens & Sweet Corn

Organic Speedchef – Pizza with Garlicky Greens & Sweet Corn

Spelt/Cornmeal Crust Pizza!
Everyone loves pizza, but it’s often been labeled a “NO NO” food. Not
any longer!

This low-gluten pizza is not only amazingly tasty and
light, but quick to make. Choose your own toppings, or try this
unique blend of frozen sweet corn, fresh spinach, and garlic. Prepare
the whole thing in under 35 minutes, and place the piping hot pie on
the table in about 45.

Ingredients
1 3/4-2 1/4 cups spelt flour (if none is available, all purpose flour
is fine)
1 1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water (120-130 degrees F)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon sugar

Pesto
1/4 sweet onion, sliced
4 cups spinach, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 cup frozen sweet corn (fresh is great, once it’s in season, but
boil for 3 minutes first)
4 ounces mild goat cheese, crumbled
6 oz organic mozzarella cheese, grated, or more to taste
1 medium organic tomato, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil

Notes: I like to use organic cheeses whenever possible to lessen my
exposure to bovine growth hormone, antibiotics and pesticides. Spelt
flour gives this dough a nutty taste, but if you prefer to be a bit
more traditional, all purpose flour works too.

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar with 1 cup warm water. Add
cup flour. Set aside for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile: slice onion, rinse and chop spinach, peel garlic.

Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, 1 more cup flour into yeasted
water, blend, and then add another half cup. Mix. Add cornmeal, and
begin to knead dough until elastic, adding extra flour to ensure that
the dough is not overly sticky. (Spelt flour seems to be more sticky
than regular flour, but you should still be able to knead it without
most of it sticking to your fingers. You might need to wash your
hands once to get any initial sticky flour off.) Knead for about 4
minutes.

Set dough aside to rest for about 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 420
degrees.

Meanwhile, chop garlic. In a frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil
over medium high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

Add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from
heat.

Separate dough into two lumps, and make flat disks, about inch
thick. Form a slightly raised crust around the edges.

Spread pesto sauce to taste over crust. About 1 – 2 tablespoons per
pizza, so the bottom is coated, but not overly thick with pesto.
Sprinkle cup corn on each pizza, and then the mozzarella cheese.
Spread the spinach evenly over the pizzas.

Arrange tomato slices and onions on top of the spinach and sprinkle
with goat cheese. Cook for about 10 -12 minutes, or until the crust
is golden brown on the edges.

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Care2's homegrown Hilary Stamper, Organic Speedchef.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

2 comments

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10:36AM PDT on May 6, 2009

how did you make your own mozzarella??? i am sure there are oodles of us who would appreciate knowing...

thanks

8:03AM PST on Nov 4, 2007

Sounds tasty! I'll clean up my oven for it :)

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