Whole wheat pizza on a garlic & brown-butter crust

By | July 24, 2012

Looks like a pretty average slice of pizza, right? That’s what it wants you to think!

But it’s just being modest.

I’m willing to bet that when you normally make pizza (can I assume you normally make pizza?), you don’t have a little pot of brown butter sizzling on the side.

And you probably don’t infuse that butter with minced garlic and a pinch of thyme, and then brush it over every last inch of crust.

This pizza that results from just one or two extra minutes of prep work has an extra-special kick. You offer someone a slice, they take a bite, and they know there’s something incredible going on but they can’t quite tell what that might be. They just know it’s good.

Well, you can tell them it’s the garlic. And the browned butter. And the homemade tomato sauce, which I hope you’ve used, probably didn’t hurt either.

Oh, and don’t mind the mushrooms. Any savory topping will do. I had a can lying around, so that’s what I went for, but it could just as well have been any one of a dozen other things.

Also, don’t be sad if you don’t have a pizza wheel. Free-form is cool, too.

And I know you have a baking sheet.

You know what I’m going to say next, right? That you’ve got to make this pizza because it’s the Nine Days and you’re scratching your head over what to make for dinner aside from chicken?

No, I can’t do it. I’ve said that about so many things already, and it’s getting old.

Instead I’ll just enthusiastically suggest that you make this pizza, pronto. You don’t need a reason.


Shaindy on July 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm.

wow, this post gave me a major pizza craving! it looks so good!


Yiska Ben Avraham on July 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm.

So I saw this this morning, plotted to have it Sunday night, and showed husband pictures. Husband (butterphile) heartily agreed, so the ingredients are now waiting impatiently in my fridge. Going to attempt the sauce with a zuzzher as I am food-processorless.

Thanks for the free-form idea!

Note that I said Sunday night rather than break-fast. This should be for our Mashiach celebration!


Tali Simon on July 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm.

A zuzzher (laughing that this word has a transliteration), when combined with a bowl with high sides, is often a great stand-in for a food processor. Good call.

And amen!


pnina on August 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm.

this looks awesome


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