Merguez Sausage & Garlic Broccolini Pizza

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Pizza. It’s the ultimate crowd-pleasing, happy-inducing dish on the planet. Serve that golden brown pie up with flavour-packed SunGold Merguez Sausage, crisp broccolini, and fresh mozzarella, and you’re guaranteed to make your home the local pizza joint of choice.

Merguez Sausage & Garlic Broccolini Pizza

Makes 2 12-inch pizzas

You’ll need;

3 cups all-purpose flour + more for rolling out

2 teaspoons dry active yeast

1 tablespoon honey

1 ¼ cups lukewarm water

3 cups all-purpose flour + more for rolling out

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 package SunGold merguez sausages

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium red onion, sliced

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 red bell pepper, sliced

150 grams broccolini

1 cup your favorite pizza sauce

250 grams fresh mozzarella cheese

1 – 2 teaspoons red chili flakes

In a large bowl, combine the yeast, honey, and water, and mix well. Let the yeast activate, about 8 minutes.

Add the flour, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and sea salt, and stir with a spoon until the dough starts to come together. Transfer to a floured surface, and knead the dough until a soft, elastic dough ball forms (10 – 15 minutes).

Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place in your kitchen for 1 ½ hours.

Preheat an oven fitted with a baking stone to 425 degrees F.

Remove the sausage from the casing, and shape into small, golf ball – sized pieces.

Heat a medium oven-safe non-stick pan over medium heat, and pour in the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. When hot, add the sausage and brown on all sides. Add the red onion and garlic, toss, and transfer to the oven. Cook for 20 minutes, then remove and set aside.

Increase the oven temperature to 550 degrees F.

Punch down the risen dough, then transfer to a floured surface and divide in half. Roll the dough out into 12-inch circles.

Top each pizza with ½ cup pizza sauce, sausage mixture, red bell pepper, broccolini, and fresh mozzarella.

Working one at a time, carefully transfer the pizza to the oven and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the crust is golden brown. Top each pie with a pinch of red chili flakes and serve.

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