Italian Kale stuffed Pizza

When Italians made pizza, they made sure it was authentic and they also ensured it tastes good. That is why more often the not, recipes feature Italian style. Try this unique recipe from Food Recipes HQ. 

Ingredients:

2 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons dry active yeast
a pinch of sugar
1 cup warm water
For the filling
1/2 bag curly kale
2 teaspoons capers
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (plus more to oil the pan)
6-8 Kalamata olives
1 tablespoon capers
1 clove garlic, sliced
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a cup filled with warm water add the yeast and sugar. Stir and wait at least 15 minute until the surface becomes foamy. In a bigger bowl place the flour then add the warm water/yeast mixture and stir well. When it reaches a stiff consistency knead the dough on a flat surface covered in flour for about 5 minutes. Transfer again in the bowl and let it rise at least 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, heat some oil in a skillet over moderately high heat then sauté garlic until golden, about 30 seconds. Add kale, salt, pepper and sauté about 4 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl to cool slightly, about 15 minutes, then stir in olives and capers.
  3. Cut half of the dough and pat into 9-inch round baking pan, covering bottom. Brush with 1 tablespoon oil and prick all over with a fork.
  4. Spread kale filling over crust and spread cheese. Roll out remaining dough into a 10-inch thinner layer. With this dough cover the filling and tuck edge under bottom crust to form a flat top.
  5. Brush top with some oil and bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Run a sharp thin knife around edge of pan. Invert a plate or rack over pan and holding pan and plate firmly together, flip over the pizza onto the rack. Cool 15 minutes before serving. Slide pizza onto a cutting board and cut into wedges.
Posted by Diane Araga, on November 27, 2013 at 8:00 AM