This is a first!
Yep, the Old Sock, Tomato, and Spinach pizza. It was the first time I had tried goat cheese, and I hated it. It tasted like soap, or like old socks (hence the title). The crust was also uncooperative and acting very strangely. I have mentioned before how much I hate to waste food, so the fact that I threw this away speaks volumes.
Well, my boyfriend was dying to try goat cheese, so I gave in. The fact that I had recently managed to purchase a brand new pizza stone for only $1.06 also encouraged me to try again.
This time the crust cooperated (even though I think my yeast was a feeling a bit lazy and hardly rose at all) and the pizza stone allowed it to make a very crispy, very thin crust. In fact, the crust was so thin that my boyfriend and I ate this whole pizza in one meal. The homegrown basil from my parents’ garden made the sauce extra special and extra tasty. The goat cheese still tasted somewhat of soap to me, but it was not nearly as strong as last time. I enjoyed the pizza.
1/2 Whole Wheat Pizza Crust recipe
1 6 oz can of tomato sauce
1 Tbsp tomato paste
8-12 leaves of fresh basil, shredded
2 small tomatoes, diced
1 c fresh spinach, chopped
6 oz goat cheese crumbles
Servings: 2 large servings
Place the pizza stone in the oven, and heat oven to 375oF. In a bowl, combine the tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, onion, oregano, and basil. Dice the tomatoes and prepare the spinach and set aside. When the oven is up to temperature, remove the stone and spread the prepared pizza dough on the stone carefully with your hands. [Don’t burn yourself!] Spread the tomato sauce on the crust out to the edges, then layer the tomato, spinach, and goat cheese crumbles on top as desired. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown around the edges and the cheese is just beginning to brown. Enjoy!