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Mochirella Mozzarella Pizza

Feb 24, 2023 | Cheese Recipes, Green Cuisine Recipe | 0 comments

When we hear or even think of ‘pizza,’ our hearts start beating fast, and our mouths salivate. There is an instant rise in dopamine and hunger! Well, that is pizza. We know how much you have loved our Green Cuisine Restaurant Pizza since we introduced it a couple of years ago. The secret is our house-made Mochirella Cheese Shreds. Now that you can get your hands on this delicious wizardry, we want to help you make from-scratch pizzas to ooh your guests or satisfy your soul. Of course, you could simply buy a store-bought pizza base and go about it, but where’s the fun in it? Let us get our hands floury, shall we?

The recipe uses organic flour for two reasons. One, it tastes so good – the aroma, nutty flavour, and freshness showing in the final pizza. Two, it is better for the planet and your body. My favourite flour is from Nootka Rose Milling in Metchosin, which freshly stone-grinds locally grown wheat varieties—time to roll into this delicious recipe.

Pizza Dough:

300g Organic Unbleached Wheat Flour

150g Organic Wholewheat Flour

320 ml Water

7g Instant Yeast

3g Sugar

4g Salt

50g Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  1. Combine the water, sugar, and yeast in a big mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl. Bloom for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the flour mix, salt and oil. Knead for solid 10 minutes.
  3. The dough should be soft, smooth and elastic. Cover the bowl and let it rest for 3 hours in a warm place.
  4. It has to be doubled in size and slightly fermented.
  5. Once the dough has doubled, remove it from the bowl and knead it into a smooth ball. Divide the dough in two and shape each half into a ball. Let the dough balls rest for 15-20 minutes to cool down.

Pizza Sauce:

2 Cups Crushed Tomatoes

2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tsp Dried Italian Herbs

1 tsp Garlic powder

1 tsp Paprika powder

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  2. Add the tomatoes, herbs and spices, and cook for 15 minutes until condensed and darker.

Making the Pizzas:

  1. Preheat the oven to the highest temperature it can go. Place a small water dish in the lower rack to create some steam.
  2. Dust some Brown Rice flour on the table.
  3. Apply flour to the dough ball.
  4. Use your hands to spread it out roughly into a circle.
  5. Lift the circle and gently rotate it, letting gravity do its work.
  6. Place on the table and gently stretch on all sides.
  7. Do not press the edges. Keep it thicker than the middle part.
  8. Place it on parchment paper.
  9. Apply a generous amount of Pizza sauce onto the middle.
  10. Cover it with one full cup of Mochirella Mozzarella Style Cheese Shreds.
  11. Put this on the baking sheet pan.
  12. Apply some water and olive oil to the edges around the middle.
  13. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until the edges are dark brown and the cheese is bubbling. The time depends on the temperature and oven. Stand close by and keep an eye to prevent burning.
  14. Remove carefully and let the steam cool off before cutting into slices.
  15. Serve hot.

This pizza is decadent and has lots of sauce and cheese. The edges come out risen, brown and crusty with soft interiors. Toppings are kept minimal to bring out the flavour of the cheese and base. Feel free to add any of your favourite toppings on top of the cheese layer. Though it is a bit of work, it is worth your time. Grab some Mochirella Mozzarella Style Cheese Shreds the next time you come into Green Cuisine Restaurant. Happy Pizza making!