*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                      White Pizza - Authentic Italian
 Recipe By     : George Earl - Baltimore, Maryland (georgee560@aol.com)
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pizza                            Italian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         ---- -- PIZZA DOUGH ------
    4 3/4  Cups          white flour
    2      Cups          warm water -- 105 degrees
    3      Teaspoons     dry yeast
    1      Teaspoon      salt
    1      Tablespoon    olive oil
                         ---- -- TOPPING ------
                         olive oil
                         coarse Kosher salt (sea salt)
                         dried rosemary
 Dissolve yeast in the warm water.  Add yeast/water mixture to 3 cups of the
 flour.   Mix, adding regular salt and olive oil a little at a time.  Add
 the rest
 of the flour bit by bit until the dough “feels right”.
 Turn dough onto a floured board and knead; adding more flour if necessary
 to keep  the dough from sticking to your fingers.  Put the dough in a
 greased bowl and rotate to distribute the grease all over the dough.  Let
 rise until about double  in size (approx. 2 hours).
 Remove the dough, punch down and roll out on the floured board to a
 thickness of  3/8 to 1/2 inch (make it any shape you desire).  Put dough in
 a pan or cookie sheet.  With a pastry brush, paint liberally with
 additional olive oil.  Use your  thumb and 2 fingers to make dimples over
 the entire surface.  Sprinkle the Kosher sea salt and rosemary over the
 surface of the dough.  Let rise a little more.
 Bake at 375 degrees F for about 25 minutes.  When done, paint liberally
 again with olive oil.
 Makes 1 white pizza.
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 Serving Ideas : Eat alone, or with pasta, or as a sandwich.
 NOTES : George (who grew up in Italy) says this is what you would get if you
 ked into a corner pizzeria in Rome and asked for “White Pizza”.  In Italy,
 are 2 basic types of pizza -- white and red.  Red pizza is white pizza with
 ato sauce.