Well, I made a dark, evil, scary pizza… I thought it was only right that I should make a bright, happy, colorful pizza.
This was actually attempt number two. Number one had a white crust, and also included black beans for the “blue”. But, my husband was not a fan of black beans on a pizza, and they weren’t all that blue anyway… So I ditched them, and I made the crust with spinach. This time, husband was like, “I don’t even care that this is rainbow colored, I want to eat this on the regular.” So, with his blessing, I blog about number two.
To be fair, I did not force him, or even expect him to eat the rainbow pizza.. Based on his history, I expected the toppings would be a little too non-traditional for him, not to mention the threat to his manhood. I made him his own nice normal pizza with spinach and pepperoni, but much to my surprise, he wanted to eat rainbow pizza.
-1/2 packet active dry yeast
-1/2 TBS sugar
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 cup spinach
-1/4 cup water
-1 cup all purpose flour (more if needed. Dough should be sticky, but workable)
-Combine yeast sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl
-In a blender or food processor puree spinach with the water
-Warm spinach and water to about 110 degrees F (Should be warm to the touch but not burn)
-Pour spinach mixture over the yeast. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
-Stir in flour until you are no longer able to stir, then knead until elastic.
-Place dough in an oiled bowl and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
-Put sauce, toppings and cheese on pizza, and bake for 12 minutes.
-Orange bell pepper
Sauce (it was my easy garlic sauce):
-1 TBS garlic powder
-1 TBS dried oregano
-3 TBS olive oil