Eggplant / Cottage Cheese Pizza...Has A New Type Of Pizza Been Discovered??

Trying to eat light during summer is making everybody try to force his mind to come out with new ideas. Combining my bread recipe, my special tomato sauce recipe , eggplant, and cottage cheese I ended up with a delicious Greek pizza.

You will need:
-  The base for the pizza. My recipe under "Labels" under Breads or go to "Archives" post dated April 13, 2011 for Focaccia.
-  Your tomato sauce for the base and the rest of the dish. Go to "Labels" under Sauces Continued or go to "Archives" post dated Thursday, February 3rd 2011 Special Tomato Sauce.
-  2 kg of Eggplant washed and thinly sliced lengthwise. You can slice it crosswise to obtain round slices. As you please. Eggplant must be cooked before you use for the pizza. They are cooked by laying the slices brushed with olive oil on a cookie sheet for 1 hour at 200 degrees C oven.
-  350 gms of cottage cheese or if you can find fresh "Mizithra".
-  6 slices of mozarella.
-  1 Tbsp. thyme.
-  1 tsp. thick sea salt
-  1 chili pepper cut into small pieces and scattered on the top (optional).
-  Spread dough working from the center outwards to cover all the surface area of the oiled pizza pan.
-  Leave a 2 inch rim around the dough without any sauce or anything then spread tomato sauce to thinly cover the dough.
-  Lay eggplant slices to cover the tomato sauce. Please note that the eggplant slices must be brushed with olive oil baked alone for one hour at 200 degrees C
-  Spread freely pieces of cottage cheese all around the eggplant.
-  Spread tomato sauce over the eggplant and distribute well.
-  Sprinkle some thyme.
-  Sprinkle some garlic pieces.

-  Sprinkle some chopped parsley.
-  Lay one more layer of eggplant, spread pieces of cottage cheese around the eggplant, spread little sauce just to top, thyme, and the mozarella, then finally scatter the hot pepper evenly and bake using the lowest shelf of your oven for 30 minutes at 230 degrees C. or till the rim takes a nice baked color.

Serve and cut with your wheel pizza cutter.


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