Crostini di Olive

Ingredients 8 1/2-inch-thick slices pane Toscano or other rustic Italian bread 1 large clove garlic, peeled 3/4 cup pitted black olives (Kalamata, for example) 2 anchovy fillets 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Instructions Grill or toast the bread. Set aside. In a food processor, combine the garlic, olives, anchovies and olive oil. Pulse the processorMore »

Garlic Toast

Ingredients 8 slices pane Toscano, or other rustic-style bread, cut about 3/4-inch thick 2 large cloves of garlic, peeled Extra-virgin olive oil Instructions Grill or toast the slices of bread lightly on both sides. While the bread is still hot, rub the bread on one side only with the garlic. Drizzle each slice (generously) withMore »

Stromboli Roll

Ingredients 1 recipe dough, rolled out into two 4×16-inch rectanglesBrush each rectangle with mustard to taste (optional) Layer on each rectangle: 2-3 thin slices mozzarella 4 thin slices of ham 6-8 thin slices salami ¼ cup crumbled Italian Sausage ¼ tomato sauce A small handful of thinly sliced raw onion 3 slices tomato 3 slicesMore »

Beer CrustMakes two 12-inch pizza shells

Ingredients 1/2 cup warm water (110 F) 1 teaspoon sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 3/4 to 3 cups flour (high protein) 1/4 cup pale lager beer (not chilled, but not flat) 2 teaspoons salt Instructions In a large bowl, combine the water, yeast, beer and sugar. Stir to combine. Let stand forMore »