Introduction: Angelic Pizza
There is Traditional Pizza, and then there is Angelic Pizza. Read on to see how this one earned its halo.
Step 1: Assemble Ingredients and Tools
First off, there's a lot of Pomp and Circumstance for my version, so I'm prepping with a nice drink and some Tunes. Of course, much of this stuff can be dismissed or purchased prepped/prepared.
Ingredients for "crust":
Lots of cheese(either hard, to grate, or pre-shredded)
head of cauliflower,
2-3 eggs, and (optional) Tbsp of yeast.
Toppings: whatever you want, stay away from the super-juicy stuff.
Grater, knife, pizza stone or pan, and a bowl or two, and mixing spoon.
Step 2: Shred It
Grate a head of cauliflower. After shredding, discard any large bits by either eating or tossing outside to appreciative animals/bacteria. : )
Next, shred cheese. About the same amount as the cauliflower, maybe a bit more.
Step 3: Create Crust
Add 2-3 eggs and combine mixture thoroughly.
You don't have to, but I add some yeast as I like its flavor, and it is reminiscent of bread.
I also add a bit of green herb mix.. always looking to incorporate the good stuff when I can. : )
Step 4: Pre-bake!
Shape mixture onto stone like a good pizza should look like.
You just press it out, trying to maintain a consistent thickness, even forming a lip for the outer edge crust.
425-450 or so, bake on a stone for at least 15 minutes.
If you don't have a stone, you can use a pizza pan, definitely non-stick. It may affect the "cruchiness" factor of the crust.
Step 5: Prep Ingredients
While the crust is pre-baking, prep all of your pizza toppings
after 15 minutes, take the stone out of the oven. Careful, it hot!
Let cool for 5 minutes while you finish with your toppings.
Before I put on the toppings, I carefully separate the crust from the stone, using two spatulas.
This makes it easier later, when you are anxious to devour it.
(if you use a non-stick pan, you may not have to do this)
Step 6: Decorate
Add sauce. Go easy. Don't over-do it.
Add a bit of shredded cheese.
Decorate with all that you want.
Add less towards the center.
Step 7: Bake and Devour, Sinlessly.
(about 15 minutes, give or take 2 minutes)
Let cool for 5 minutes