Garlic Lovers Pizza Recipe
Are you thinking of a garlic lovers pizza recipe for dinner tonight in your house? Do you have a whole family full of garlic lovers? Are you sick of paying $30 for garlic lovers pizza made at some garlicy restaurant? Well, you could make a garlic lovers pizza recipe for a fraction of the cost that it would take you to go to a restaurant and buy it. A small fraction.
You could make a garlic lovers pizza recipe for under five dollars easily. And it would taste better and be fresher and be more satisfying if you made it yourself. So come to our website today and see our garlic lovers pizza recipe and in fact all of our garlic recipes and even all of our pizza recipes.
We pride ourselves on our pizza recipes and especially our garlic lovers pizza recipe because we are big garlic fans. We know some people think it is poison – but to us it is manna. Try our Pizza Sauce Recipe.
Garlic Lovers Pizza
So what’s special about the pizza for garlic lovers? Is there just garlic sprinkled on the pizza? Oh no – you can do much better than that. You can put garlic in the crust, and you can put garlic in the cheese, and you can even find garlic pepperoni if you want to get that garlic-y.
But regardless, you don’t have to go that crazy. If you are a true garlic lover you might but then again that might be too much even for you. A bit of garlic in the crust and some garlic sprinkled on top is probably enough for most people.
That is the great thing about making your garlic pizza instead of buying it – you can control the amount of garlic that you put in. You can put a little and still be a garlic lover or you can put a lot – and be a garlic fanatic. However you like it, we know it will be perfect. Try the Best Pizza Dough Recipe online.
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup beef stock
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1-1/2 Tbsp dried minced onion
- 3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 Tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp dried basil (I used 2 Tbsp fresh, minced)
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried thyme (I used 1 Tbsp fresh, minced)
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 5 (or more) freshly grated garlic cloves
- 4 red ripe tomatoes, sliced into 1/4″ thickness
- 1 log (16 oz.) fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced into 1/4″ thickness
- Fresh or dried basil and oregano, to taste
- Over low heat in a small saucepan, heat the water, stock, butter, and onions until the butter is just melted. Allow to cool slightly so that you can comfortably stick your finger in and not be burned.
- In a large bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients, starting with only 3-1/2 cups of flour. More may be necessary later.
- Add the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients in the large bowl and mix until moistened. Stir in enough remaining flour (if needed) to form a soft but not sticky dough. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
- Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. When dough has fully risen, punch down and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- After the dough has risen, add approximately 1 tablespoon cornmeal to the surface of your pizza pan. Using your fingertips, spread the dough out to fit the size of the pan (I used a large 16-inch pizza pan), pinching the edges to form a crust.
- Pre-bake the crust for approximately 15 minutes.
- After the initial pre-baking, take the crust from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Using your fingertips, lightly dimple the top of the crust to form little wells.
- Using a pastry brush, and being liberal, gently brush the olive oil on top of the crust. Next, sprinkle garlic over the crust. Then arrange tomatoes on top of your crust making sure to cover as much or surface area as possible.
- Next, layer on the fresh mozzarella cheese however you choose and sprinkle the top with additional basil and oregano.
- Increase your oven temperature to 400 degrees and slip your pizza into the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the cheese is browned and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly before cutting.