A creamy, cheesy pizza with spinach on a crispy-chewy crust.
1/2-3/4 cup parmesan-style cheese (I usually use South Cape brand)
1 pinch each salt and pepper (use quite a bit of salt if your cheese isn't very strong)
1 1/3 cup Warm water
7g sachet dried yeast
1 cup wholemeal flour
2.5 cups white flour (I usually use pizza flour but use whatever you have)
tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon salt
1-2 tablespoon butter
3/4 cups pouring cream
2 handfuls spinach (fresh or frozen is fine, I've made this pizza with both)
I put my ingredients in the breadmaker in this order: water + yeast, leave 10minutes. Add flour, honey, olive oil, salt.
Turn to "dough" setting. If making in a mixer, mix until combined, about 5 minutes. Leave in an oiled bowl to rise about an hour, until doubled in size.
This makes about 2 large (16-inch) pizzas or 3 small, so divide your dough. Roll out on a floured bench to the size of your pizza tray.
Place in a super-hot pre-heated oven (about 250C) for five minutes, on the middle + top racks. They should be just starting to get golden brown, and may rise a bit. It's fine if they do.
Take your pizzas out, top them with the sauce and the spinach (and extra cheese if you feel the need, but I find the sauce is cheese enough, and I can't believe I just said that). Pop them back in the oven for another 5-10 mintues, until golden brown and cooked through.
For the sauce (this makes one pizza, double it if you're using it for both pizzas from the dough), melt the butter in a frying pan. Add the cream and turn on to high until the cream reduces slightly - it should bubble fairly thickly. I leave it about 5 minutes. You want it quite thick so it stays on the pizza when you eat it.
Add the grated cheese and check for seasoning. It should fairly blow your head off, and if it doesn't, add more cheese or a little salt.
Leave to cool for a minute or two, then add to your pizza. follow the above instructions.
When your pizza is ready, leave it to cool for a few minutes so the cheese isn't so runny. Cut into slices, and eat until you feel sick.