High temperatures and butter? Well, the combination usually leads to fire. If you’ve tried making pastry in your pizza oven, you know what I mean. This recipe uses cream instead of butter and avoids the flammability problems. I use this in my Pizzeria Pronto and it holds together nicely for turnovers.
Zatar is a Middle-Eastern spice blend you’re more and more likely to see at your local grocery and is always available at Middle-Eastern stores. (They have different brands and styles and often scoop some out from a bulk bin, which is usually great stuff.) It’s a common cooking and table spice that’s a mix of Sumac leaves, Sesame seeds, Thyme and other spices. While excellent mixed with olive oil as a pita bread dip, if you have a pizza oven like the Pizzeria Pronto you’re in for a treat. This recipe tops pita or flatbread dough with garlic, oil and Zatar, which tastes even better.
This is a basic recipe for a NY style pizza dough which works well in the Pizzeria Pronto oven. It also makes an excellent pita bread. This uses the sponge dough method which creates very robust yeast and refrigerates and freezes well.
Pesto Pizza is more a flavorful crispy flatbread. Do you need to use homemade pesto? How many times have you thrown it out because it’s rotting in your fridge? This uses an economical pesto paste that keeps for a long time. This recipe is potent, so just brushing a little on your pizza dough adds an amazing amount of flavor.