Eggplant pizza

 

Eggplant pizza

Eggplant pizza, which is one of the most famous types of pizza in Italy. The eggplant pizza is distinguished by its mixture of rich flavors. It is a layer of crisp dough and topped with a layer of dazzling ricotta cheese and decorated with delicious eggplant slices and fresh basil leaves. Here is how to prepare it

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Dough ingredients:

3 cups flour

1 egg

½ cup vegetable oil

½ cup of yogurt

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons instant yeast

4 tablespoons of water

½ 1 teaspoon salt

½ 1 teaspoon sugar

Filling Ingredients:

1 eggplant

1 clove of garlic

½ cup ricotta cheese

¼ cup kashkaval cheese

2 tablespoons of olive oil

10 fresh basil leaves

½ teaspoon red pepper

½ 1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

How to prepare

Sift the flour in a large bowl, add salt and baking powder, and mix the dry ingredients well

– In another bowl, add the yeast, water and sugar and mix them well, then leave the mixture for five minutes, then add the oil, yogurt and the egg and mix them well until they mix together

We add the flour to the mixture in batches until the amount of flour ends and a cohesive dough is formed

Leave the dough to rest for about an hour

– Extend the dough into a pyrex tray and let it rest for half an hour

– At this time, prepare the filling, after washing the eggplant well, cut it into thin long slices, rub with olive oil and sprinkle salt and black pepper on top

Put the ricotta cheese in a bowl and add the garlic after it has been mashed well and the red pepper and mix them well

Chop the fresh basil leaves and put half the amount on the ricotta cheese and mix them well

– Extend the dough in a circular motion and put it in a short-rimmed tray greased with a little oil and put it into the hot oven before on a medium temperature for 15 minutes

– After 15 minutes, take out the tray and spread the ricotta cheese mixture on the dough and half the eggplant slices and return it to the oven again for another 15 minutes

– Take the pizza from the oven and sprinkle the kashkaval cheese on top and return it to the oven for a few minutes until the cheese melts

Take out the eggplant pizza from the oven and sprinkle fresh basil leaves on top and it is ready to be served

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