Rock Your Socks

 

Is everyone wearing some socks? No? Then, how am I supposed to know if I rocked your socks with this post? Go put some on and come back.

(crickets)

Okay, ready?

I’m about to give y’all an awesome (meaning: orgasmic) recipe. This has quickly become my favorite, and for your vegetarian’s out there, don’t fret…I’ll show you how you can alter it.

Caramelized-Leek and Bacon Pizza

pizza rock your socks

BOOM! Das right! The title alone should have sent a shudder down your spine. Why? B-A-C-O-N, that’s why!

Makes 8 slices. Working time 20 minutes Total time 45 minutes

Note: The times listed above are complete hooey. Set aside about 1-2 hours, but it’s worth it! Trust me. The recipe I’m about to give you calls for you to use store bought pizza dough, which I think is…well, just wrong. I make my own homemade pizza dough, and I’m gonna show you how, that’s why I allot for additional time. Don’t worry, it’s easy peasy.

Pizza Dough

1 3/4 to 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 envelope Fleischmann’s Pizza Yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup very warm water (120-130 F)
3 tablespoons oil

Preheat over to 425 F
Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add water and oil. Mix until well blended; about 1 minute.

Gradually add enough of the remaining flour until soft dough ball is formed. Dough will be slightly sticky.

Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if needed, until smooth and elastic; about 4 minutes. With floured hands, pat dough out to greased (olive oil) pizza pan, or roll dough to a 12-inch circle and transfer to greased pizza pan. Set aside.
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Here’s what you’ll need for the toppings:

6 sliced thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2 – 1 inch pieces.
2 medium leeks, white and light green parts only, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 mascarpone (about 2 ounces)
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella (about 6 ounces)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan (about 1 ounce)

In a large pan over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp; about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate; set aside. Drain all but a very thin layer of bacon fat from pan. Add thinly sliced leeks to pan and saute until soft; about 12 minutes. Remove pan from heat; set aside.

Grab your pizza dough. Drizzle on olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder. Using a rubber spatula, spread a thin layer of mascarpone on the crust. Sprinkle on half the mozzarella, then top with reserved leeks and bacon. Sprinkle on Parmesan and remaining mozzarella.

Bake until crust is golden and cheese is bubbly. 10 to 12 minutes. Let sit for 2 minutes before slicing.

After you’ve eaten every last crumb, come back here and tell me what you think. You’re welcome!

Are you a vegetarian? Leave off the bacon. It’s still awesome!
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  • http://www.fromtracie.com From Tracie

    Mmm. This looks really very good.

    • GKAdams

      Oh, it’s awesome!

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    You made pizza, and an awesome one! Why would anybody be vegetarian and not eat great things like bacon is beyond my understanding.

    • GKAdams

      Believe it or not, I can cook…really well too. Should have gone to culinary school.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vashtiqvega Vashti Q

    Yum! I’ve never tried leeks before, but this recipe looks scrumptious. This will probably be the way I’ll introduce leeks to my family. Thanks for the awesome recipe! :D

    • GKAdams

      Leeks are awesome, if you like onions. They are just more mild. But, when they caramelize in the bacon grease…OMG!

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.kendall.9 William Kendall

    I’ve never tried leek…
    the pizza does sound good.

    • GKAdams

      Leeks are awesome…a very mild onion and when you caramelize them, it brings out their natural sweetness, which blends well with the creamy mascarpone.

  • Deb Claxton

    I want to eat that picture on my computer screen! Looks yummy!

    • GKAdams

      Oh, it’s better than yummy! It’s something you must try.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cherylnicholl57 Cheryl Nicholl

    I don’t eat pizza that often, but yesterday I got a taste for it and was/am going to make it today for lunch, so guess what? This is it! I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thanks Gina!!!

    • GKAdams

      Awesome! Can’t wait to hear your review!

  • http://twitter.com/AwkwardlyAlive Awkwardly Alive

    Yum, yum, yum, yum, YUUUUUMMMMM

    • http://www.funnylifestories.com GK Adams

      YOU KNOW IT!

  • Phil Holtberg

    Nom Non Nom! I’m sitting here naked so I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it!

    • GKAdams

      Ummm…I just wanted to knock your socks off…not all of your clothes.

  • Laura Campbell

    I have no socks. Or shoes. But it looks darn delicious, much better than the peanut butter sandwich that I’m eating right now. Just found you via Vintage Kitchen Notes. Nice to make your acquaintance Gina dear!