SMOKED GARLIC & SPINACH WHITE PIZZA

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 bulbs garlic
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 500 g ricotta cheese
  • 4 pizza bases
  • 400 g buffalo mozzarella
  • 200 g grated mozzarella
  • 200 g spinach, fresh
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chilli flakes

 

TIPS

If you struggle to get your pizza off the worktop, place your pizza base on a piece of baking paper, slightly bigger then the pizza, before adding the toppings. Place the pizza with the paper on the hot pizza stone and remove the paper after 1-2 minutes into the cooking process.

BRAAI SETUP

Step 1
Prepare the braai for indirect heat, approx. 160°C. If using a 57cm charcoal braai, you will need 1/2 a chimney starter of lit Weber briquettes.

IN THE KITCHEN

Step 1
Remove all the loose layers around the bulb of garlic and cut off the top so you can see the single cloves.

Step 2
Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the cut top and season with salt. > see “At the braai”.

Step 3
Let the garlic cool slightly and push the cloves out.

Step 4
Place the smoked garlic in a bowl and mash it.

Step 5 
Combine the roasted garlic with the ricotta cheese and a little pepper.

Step 6
Place your pizza bases on a floured worktop and spread the ricotta garlic mixture on each pizza, followed by spinach and both kinds of mozzarella. > see “At the braai” step 3

AT THE BRAAI

Step 1
Place the garlic over the indirect heat, add some woodchips to the briquettes and smoke the garlic for about 20 minutes (if using a gas braai use a smoker box according to the manual).

Step 2
Wrap the garlic in baking paper and then in aluminium foil and cook for a further 20 (until the garlic is soft). > see ”In the kitchen” step 3.

Step 3 
Increase the temperature to 230°C.

Step 4 
Insert the Pizza Stone into the cooking grate and preheat for 5-10 minutes.

Step 5 
Transfer the pizzas onto the pizza stone using a pizza paddle and cook for about 3-6 minutes until the bottom is crispy and the top golden.

PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
BRAAI TIME: 40 minutes/5 minutes
EQUIPMENT: Pizza Stone, Pizza Paddle, Wood Chips

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