motorino brussels sprouts pizza

This is my current favorite pizza recipe!  I went to the famous Motorino pizzeria when I was in New York a couple months ago, and it was honestly the best pizza I've ever had in the US.  (Nothing will ever top Gusta Pizza in Florence, Italy.  For all my stateside searching, it's a sad fact I've had to accept.)  I knew I wanted to recreate their famous brussels sprouts pizza, so when I found a basic method for whipping it up I went for it!  It turned out to be so delicious.  This may be sacrilege to New Yorkers, but I actually think this version was better than the real thing!   

Here's what you'll need for the crust: 

1 package active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt

and for the pizza: 

6-8 large brussels sprouts leaves.  Rip them off individually, don't chop!  
fresh mozzarella or mozzarella slices
3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 cup parmesan shreds
olive oil
sea salt
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 450.  To make the crust, combine the yeast and water and let sit for 10 minutes.  Stir in flour, salt, and oil until well combined, and then let sit for 10 minutes.  Transfer crust to a lightly greased pan or pizza stone, and roll into a rectangle or circle.  

Lay out mozzarella to almost cover the pizza, then sprinkle on brussels sprouts, garlic slices, and parmesan.  Drizzle olive oil lightly on all of it, and then sprinkle with sea salt and crushed red pepper flakes.  

Bake for 20 minutes, until the edges are nicely browned and the cheese is a little browned as well.  

The leftovers are exceptionally good reheated the next day and topped with a poached egg!  

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