After watching one of the most recent Giada in Italy episodes on Food Network, which I just have to say is food programming at its finest, I got inspired to try out one of her recipes. Amongst the charm and beauty of Positano, Italy, Giada whipped up pizza dough for her homemade sausage and broccoli pizza. I love sausage on my pizza, but broccoli not so much. So I decided to give her recipe my own kitchy flair…
Flair #1: White Whole Wheat Flour
Giada’s recipe calls for 2 and 1/4 cup of flour. I decided to make it a tad bit healthier by doing a mixture of white and whole wheat flour. So I did 1 cup of white wheat flour and 1 and 1/4 cup of white flour. And just like that hearty, fluffy crust is created!
Flair #2: Spinach (sub for broccoli)
Like I said before, in my humble opinion, broccoli does not belong on your pizza. Spinach however is the perfect complement to the spicy Italian sausage. Pile it high on your pizza, because once it hits the oven it cooks down to a little bit of nothing.
Flair #3: Cornmeal
This was a suggestion from my mom, I hesitated but it actually was a fantastic idea. Before placing your pizzas on the greased pan, sprinkle cornmeal to give your pizzas that extra crunch. Breading made EASY.
So here it is, Giada’s Pizza Dough recipe retooled. I hope you enjoy!
And the toppings I used for this pizza were tomato sauce, fresh basil, spinach, Italian sausage, cornmeal, and mozzarella. However, you can add just about anything to a pizza so add your own flairs and experiment with your favorite flavors to creative one you love!
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XO, Kitchy Living