Basketball Pizza on Basketball Court Plates
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4
Basketball pizzas are a fun sports-themed food served on DIY basketball court plates. Perfect for a basketball party!
  • 2½ cups of bread flour
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1⅛ cups warm water (or 1 cup + 2 T)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • ½ T salt
  • All-purpose flour and/or olive oil (for rolling)
  • Corn meal
  • 3 T butter
  • 3 T flour
  • ¾ tsp minced garlic
  • ¾ cup reduced fat milk
  • ¾- 3 cups shredded cheese (+ extra for topping)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Pepper to taste
  • Black olive paste
  • Cheez-its
  1. For dough: Heat 1⅛ cups of water on the stove. Use a cooking thermometer to gage when it reaches 110 degrees. Add in 1½ teaspoons of yeast. After yeast has foamed up add in olive oil, bread flour, and sugar. THEN add salt. Mix together, knead for about 9 min on lightly flour-dusted surface or in a mixer with the dough attachment.
  2. Form into ball, place in bowl coated with olive oil. Cover and wrap in warm spot for 2 hours. You can prep the day before, so once the dough rises, then wrap well and place in fridge. Take it out and allow to warm up to room temperature before rolling.
  3. For white cream sauce, melt butter on low. Whisk in flour until it becomes a roux (thickens up into a brown paste). Slowly pour in milk while whisking. Whisk garlic, oregano, then cheese, a little at a time while whisking in... (You may need more or less so add until just thick) and pepper to taste. Let cheese melt and sauce thicken. Remove from heat.
  4. Lightly oil or flour surface and cut dough into 4 pieces. Roll out into circles. Fold over crust and pinch well with a fork to secure.
  5. Process Cheez-Its to make crumbs. Pat olive paste with paper towel to remove oil and spoon into a piping bag with circle tip.
  6. Bake just dough at 415 degrees on a cornmeal covered baking sheet for about 12 min, remove and add sauce with a sprinkle of cheese, then bake another 5 -10 min until bubbling. Add Cheez-It crumble on top, then bake for about 3 more minutes until crust is brown.
  7. Pipe two perpendicular lines of black onto pizza. Pipe two more curved lines on each side to form the lines of a basketball.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 200
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