"I dare you not to eat the whole bread as soon as it comes out of the oven."
This is the ultimate comfort food. Irresistible, and as soon as I take it out of the oven, everybody gathers in the kitchen within minutes. I never managed to actually serve it with something, it's generally gone in no time. Like many of my recipes, I have written down for you what I usually use, but I improvise a lot with things that I have available. If I make it just for myself, I add olives for example. But some members of the family don't like olives, so... Enjoy!
Here's the recipe:
Fresh made pizza dough from your favorite grocery store, or you can make it from scratch if you prefer.
3 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, cut up
1 cup of quattro frommagio
extra virgin olive oil
flour for dusting
pumpkin seeds and olives: optional
1 Take the dough out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature.
2 Cut up the garlic, onions, and tomatoes. Heat a frying pan with a splash of olive oil. Stir fry the garlic and onions until soft and golden brown. Then add the tomatoes. Set aside and let the mixture cool down.
3 Pluck the thyme, rosemary, and tarragon leaves from their stems and put them in a cup. Cut into small pieces with scissors.
4 Take the dough and roll it into a ball in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the herbs over it and mix gently until all the herbs are blended throughout the surface of the dough-ball. Transfer it to a work surface.
5 Dust the work surface with some flour before putting the dough on it. Spread out the dough. Evenly add the onion, garlic, tomato mixture, and a 1/2 cup of cheese. Fold the dough over and over again till everything is mixed in properly. You can add a little flour if it gets too wet. The dough should firm but pliable.
6 Shake a dusting of flour onto the baking tray. Finally, roll the dough out into an oval shape coated in flour. Put the pizza dough on the tray and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese on top. Cover with plastic wrap.
7 Let it stand for half an hour.
8 Preheat the oven on 500F/ 260C
9 Bake for 15 minutes. The bread should be golden brown and the cheese on top is melted, like a pizza.