10-Antipasti Pull-Apart Pizza
A FUN TWIST ON PIZZA, THIS APPETIZER FEATURES ALL THE FLAVORS OF AN ANTIPASTI PLATTER OVER A CRUST OF BITE-SIZE PIECES OF FRENCH BREAD.
2 tsp (10 mL) olive oil, divided
2 pkg (11 oz) refrigerated French bread dough (see Cook’s Tip)
1 jar (12 oz) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and patted dry (about 1 1/4 cups/300 mL)
1 8-oz (250-g) block mozzarella cheese
1 medium red bell pepper
1/2 cup (125 mL) pitted ripe olives
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) coarsely ground black pepper
2 oz (60 g) Parmesan cheese, divided
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1.Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Brush Large Round Stone with Handles with 1 tsp (5 mL) of the oil. Place one package of the dough onto the Large Grooved Cutting Board. Using a sawing motion, cut dough in half lengthwise with Color Coated Bread Knife; slice each dough half crosswise into 16 half moons for a total of 32 half moons. Repeat with remaining dough. Arrange dough over baking stone, leaving a 1/2-in. (1-cm) a border around the edge and spacing 1/2 in. (1 cm) apart; brush with remaining oil. Bake 14-16 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
2. Meanwhile, for antipasti, coarsely chop artichokes with Food Chopper. Dice mozzarella cheese into 1/2-in. (1-cm) cubes and dice bell pepper with Santoku Knife. Slice olives with Egg Slicer Plus®. Combine artichokes, mozzarella cheese, bell pepper, olives, garlic pressed with Garlic Press, salt and black pepper in Stainless (4-qt./4-L) Mixing Bowl; mix well.
3. Remove baking stone from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack. Using Rotary Grater, grate half of the Parmesan cheese over crust; top with antipasti. Bake 5-7 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted. Remove from oven; grate remaining Parmesan cheese over top and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley if desired.