I have to cook for two people that won’t eat pork, any cow product (dairy, beef, etc.), or shellfish. So I have to come up with ways to make everyone happy when putting together a meal. Today I decided to do something new, and make a homemade French bread pizza. Here’s the ingredients required:
- Large French bread
- Goat Cheese (crumbled)
- 1 large vine ripe tomato
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 green bell pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- Ground basil and thyme
- Extra virgin olive oil
Cut off the top of the French bread, making sure you’re an inch from the top all across the bread. Save the top and cut in quarters and make garlic bread with them, if you want. Take a brush (any soft bristle paint brush will work) and spread olive oil across the sides and outer edge of the bread. Spread tomato sauce on the top, making sure to keep the edges clear, about 1cm. Sprinkle the thyme and basil lightly on top of the tomato sauce.
Slice the vine ripe tomato into thin slices and spread on top of the sauce, making sure it overlaps with each other a little bit. Take half (1 clove) of the garlic and sprinkle over the sliced tomatoes. Arrange the green and red bell peppers however you want on top. Then sprinkle the crumbled goat cheese across the whole thing, once again making sure the edge is clear. Now add the other clove of minced garlic on top. Lightly sprinkle some olive oil over everything.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit. Put the pizza on a cookie sheet with foil, and lift the foil so that it forms a wall on both side of the pizza. Put in the oven and let it cook for approximately 10-12 minutes, or until you see the goat cheese start to lightly brown around the edges. Slice with a pizza roller into quarters and serve immediately. Goes well with ice cold Pepsi in frosted glasses.
You can see the final result here, and below: