Spinach, Caramelized Onion, and Bacon Pizza
You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Spinach, Caramelized Onion, and Bacon Pizzan a try. This recipe serves 4. One serving contains 684 calories, 31g of protein, and 22g of fat. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. If you have cornmeal, pepper, sugar, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the flour you could follow this main course with the Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce as a dessert. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine.
To prepare dough, lightly spoon the bread flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife.
Combine 1/2 cup bread flour, warm water, 1 teaspoon sugar, and yeast, stirring with a whisk.
Lightly spoon 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.
Combine 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup bread flour, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Make a well in center of mixture.
Add yeast mixture to flour mixture; stir well. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of remaining all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel tacky).
Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in size. (Gently press two fingers into dough. If indentation remains, the dough has risen enough.) Punch dough down; cover and let rest 20 minutes.
To prepare topping, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp.
Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings. Set bacon aside.
Add spinach to drippings in pan; saut 2 minutes or until wilted.
Place spinach in a colander, pressing until barely moist.
Add onion and 2 teaspoons sugar to pan; cook 12 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Add garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add 3 tablespoons flour and pepper, stirring with a whisk; cook 30 seconds. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly with a whisk. Cook 5 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly with a whisk.
Roll dough into a 12-inch circle on a floured surface.
Place dough on a (12-inch) pizza pan or baking sheet coated with cooking spray adn sprinkled with cornmeal. Crimp edges of dough with fingers to form a rim.
Spread milk mixture evenly over dough; top with spinach and onion.
Bake at 475 for 20 minutes.
Sprinkle evenly with bacon and cheese; bake an additional 5 minutes or until golden brown.