oh YUM! The crust is a spelt/cornmeal crust by Vicolo. This company has premade pizzas, though they all have cheese. But... they also have this spelt/cornmeal crust (package of 2), that is marvelous! I bought it at our local Choices Market (in freezer section).
I tried this crust once months back, and I loved it. It's not like other pizza crusts. Rather than being doughy, it has a nutty/sweet rich flavor, with a nubbly texture. Because of this rich flavor, you likely won't eat as much as you would with a pizza dough crust. And, because it has such a beautiful flavor on its own, it needs just simple toppings, imo.
Here, I slathered on a layer of pesto. It's a new pesto from E,D&BV... Lemony Cashew-Basil Pesto. Goodness, how I love this pesto too! I can eat it with a cracker or chip, seriously. Very lemony, which cuts the oily nuts, and just bursting with basil magnificence! I simply topped with pesto with thick slices of fresh tomatoes, and then just a few sliced olives and some freshly ground black pepper over top.
I prebaked the crust just a tad, and then didn't bake the finished pizza too long, just enough to warm the tomatoes through. It was good. Good, good, good!
I won't be blogging for a few days. So I leave you with this picture of pizza heaven, and also...
Last time I was a sneaky mama with my giveaway, but this time it's straight up! So, check out the rules (August Giveaway). The prize is a copy of Vive, or if you already have Vive, a copy of the Everyday Dish dvd. Or if you have the dvd, a copy of TEV. And if you already have all three, then you like me too much and you'll have to spread the love and give the book or dvd to someone else. :)
Go make some pizza!