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While the yeasty pizza dough rises, prepare the savory topping.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2001

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Missie Neville Crawford

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To prepare dough, dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl, and let stand 5 minutes. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 1 3/4 cups flour and salt, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel tacky).

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  • Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 45 minutes or until doubled in size. (Press two fingers into the dough. If an indentation remains, dough has risen enough.) Punch dough down; knead 5 times, and let rest for 15 minutes. Roll dough into a 12-inch circle on a floured surface. Place dough on a (12-inch) pizza pan or baking sheet coated with cooking spray and sprinkled with cornmeal. Crimp edges of dough with fingers to form a rim.

  • To prepare the topping, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add the fennel and the next 5 ingredients (fennel through black pepper), and cook for 20 minutes or until golden, stirring frequently.

  • Preheat oven to 450°.

  • Spread sauce over crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border; sprinkle with fennel mixture, cheese, and olives. Bake at 450° for 18 minutes or until browned.

Nutrition Facts

296 calories; calories from fat 23%; fat 7.5g; saturated fat 2.6g; mono fat 3.7g; poly fat 0.6g; protein 11.9g; carbohydrates 45.4g; fiber 4.5g; cholesterol 10mg; iron 3.1mg; sodium 653mg; calcium 220mg.
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