Tomato and Basil Flat Bread
Tomato and Basil Flat Bread is my favorite style of pizza. Especially during the summer months when I have fresh tomatoes and basil growing in the garden. This is so easy to make and I bet you have all of the ingredients in your kitchen right now!
Pick up some st0re bought pizza dough for an easy pizza night! Enjoy!
1 pound of home made (recipe below) or store bought pizza dough
1 cup of Ricotta cheese (use 1 cup of low fat cottage cheese for a lite version)
2 large ripe tomatoes (sliced thin 1/4 inch)
2 large ripe yellow tomatoes (sliced thin 1/4 inch)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Pinch of salt
Black pepper (to taste)
10-12 fresh basil leaves (tear slightly)
1 tablespoon of crushed garlic
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
Preparation for dough:
4 cups of all purpose flour
1 and 1/2 cups of warm water
2 packages of active dry yeast (1/4 oz each)
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of salt
1/4 cup of olive oil plus more for drizzling over top
Place the yeast into the warm water and let dissolve until foamy. Add the sugar, salt and olive oil. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and mix well until a sticky dough forms. Place the dough into an olive oiled large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm place for at least an hour or until doubled in size.