Pizza provencal

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups All-purpose flour
1⅓ cup Semolina flour
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
OR 1/2 tablespoon table salt
1 Envelope rapid-rise yeast
½ teaspoon Sugar
4 Plum tomatoes; cut into rounds
1 Red onion; thinly sliced
12 Kalamata olives; pitted and chopped
¼ cup Chopped basil
4 ounces Fontina cheese; grated
(about 3/4 cup)

Makes 8 servings

Semolina is coarsely ground durum wheat (the type of wheat used to make pasta);it's even higher in protein than bread flour, so it will result in a very dense, chewy crust. If you have a choice, opt for Italian fontina cheese; the French and Danish versions aren't nearly as full-flavored.

1. In a food processor, combine the flours, salt, yeast and sugar. With the machine running, drizzle 1¼ cups hot tap water through the feed tube just until the dough forms a ball.

2. Spray a large ceramic or glass bowl with nonstick cooking spray; place the dough in the bowl. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free place until it doubles in volume and no longer springs back to the touch, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 4500 F.

3. Cut the dough in half and place each on a 15" pizza pan. Press the dough with your fingertips to cover the pans completely. Layer the crusts with the tomatoes, onion and olives; scatter with the basil and cheese. Bake until the crusts are golden and the cheese is melted and browned, 15-18 minutes.

Rapid-rise yeast cuts the time needed for this dough ta rise by one-third.

If you're planning to buy a pizza pan, choose one with holes, which allow the oven heat to crisp the bottom of the crust.

Per serving: 278 calories, 5 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 10 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 48 g total carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 10 g protein, 70 mg calcium. POINTS PER SERVING: 5.

Recipe by: Dieting with the Duchess, by Sarah The Duchess of York & WW Converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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