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Pesto Caprese Focaccia

Pesto Caprese Focaccia

Ingredients

3 large plum tomatoes
1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package (3/4 ounce) rapid-rise or quick-rise yeast
¾ to 1 cup cold water
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, lightly packed
1/2 cup pine nuts, divided
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, cut into chunks
2 tablespoons water
1 medium garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
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6 ounces fresh mozzarella balls (1-inch in diameter), cut in half
  Additional chopped fresh basil and black pepper
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Cooking Instructions

1. Fit KitchenAid 13-cup Food Processor with multipurpose slicing blade. Using medium setting (3), slice tomatoes. Sprinkle sliced tomatoes on both sides with 1/2 teaspoon salt; arrange on paper towels. Top tomato slices with an additional layer of paper towels; set aside.

2. Fit food processor with dough blade. In processor bowl, combine flour, yeast and remaining salt; PULSE to blend ingredients. Turn processor to HIGH and add water gradually through feed tube until a soft dough forms; process dough about 30 seconds until smooth and elastic. Remove dough to a well-oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap; allow to rise 30 minutes. Brush 13 x 9-inch baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of oil. Punch down dough and place onto pan.

Allow dough to rise again for 30 minutes. Press dough to fit pan evenly. Rise an additional 30-45 minutes or until dough has puffed slightly.

3. Meanwhile, fit processor with mini-bowl and mini-multipurpose blade. Add basil, 6 tablespoons pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, water, garlic and black pepper; process on HIGH until well combined and nearly smooth.

4. Preheat oven to 375 F. Spread basil (pesto) mixture carefully over top of dough. Arrange tomato slices evenly over pesto. Bake 20-25 minutes or until bottom of crust is golden brown. Top evenly with fresh mozzarella cheese. Return to oven for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is just beginning to melt. Sprinkle with reserved 2 tablespoons pine nuts, additional chopped basil and black pepper. Allow to cool 3 minutes before cutting into triangles with serrated knife.

Yield: 8 servings, or 16 appetizer servings

Recipe courtesy of KitchenAid. Copyright 2011 KitchenAid, USA, All Rights Reserved.

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