Rosemary Olive Oil Pizza Dough and GIVEAWAY!

*GIVEAWAY WINNERS!*

C0ngrats to…

~ 1. Cassie

~ 23. Kathy

~50.  Heather R.

~ 62. Linda F.

Lovelies, contact me at wannabeacountrycleaver@yahoo.com with your information and get your Star Fine Foods mini-spree on!! ~Megan

There are few things in life more fine than a homemade slice of pizza. Topping the crust with ingredients that make your imagination run wild, and then devouring it unceremoniously while it’s still piping hot and dripping down your chin. It’s glorious.

Yesterday, Ben and I were craving that sensation. Craving the golden brown crunch of the crust and the molten gorgonzola dripping off the sides – I went to work.

Now this crust is not quite an ordinary pizza crust. Well it is and it isn’t. It’s a carby and delicious pizza crust to be sure. But it gets a little bounce in it’s step due to one change in ingredient. The olive oil.

I’m a big fan of olive oil pizza doughs, positively yummy – and this one included not just olive oil – but rosemary infused olive oil from Star Fine Foods. My experience with the Star Olive oils goes back a ways, when during a dinner party we played a little game of guess the infusion over ricotta cheese and garlic toast. Talk about fun for dorky foodies. Between the lemon, garlic, basil and rosemary oils- we had our taste buds positively dancing.

In this recipe I wanted to utilize the warm comfy flavor of the rosemary and take the dough to the next level, which it totally did.

For the rosemary pizza dough, I wanted to top it with something to play off of and balsamic stewed figs, caramelized onions, gorgonzola and prosciutto seemed just the ticket! The dough is incredibly easy, the pizza incredibly sinful. It was a match made in heaven, and one I’m sure you’ll want to repeat in your own home.

Now – for the giveaway!

Star Fine Foods would like to give a few lucky readers a chance to enjoy some of their products in their very own homes. This week I’ll be giving away 2 – $4 coupons to four different readers! Everyone could use a bottle of wine vinegar in their homes, don’t you think? A mini kitchen goods spree!

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Yield: 1 Pizza Dough

Rosemary Olive Oil Pizza Dough

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp. Yeast

3/4 cup Water; -100 degrees

2 cups Flour

1/2 tsp Salt

1/4 c. Star Fine Foods Rosemary Infused Olive Oil, Plus 2 Tbsp for coating bowl


Directions:

Bloom yeast by pouring it over the warm water. Let sit for about 5 minutes.

In stand-mixer bowl whisk together flour, salt and Rosemary olive oil until combined. Once yeast has bloomed, pour into flour/olive oil mixture. Attach dough hook to stand mixer and knead dough until uniform - about 4 minutes.

Pour 2 tablespoons of oil into clean bowl and coat. Toss the ball of dough into the oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap or linen towel and allow to rise for 1-2 hours, or until the dough doubles in size.

Use on your favorite pizza, stretching to size and topping as you like. Bake at 500 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


Adapted from The Pioneer Woman's Pizza Dough