1

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2

Roll pizza crust on to pizza pan. Press finger tips into dough to create divots. Sprinkle the chopped garlic evenly over the crust and drizzle olive oil over crust. With your hands (Yes, get your hands dirty, they are your best kitchen tool!) rub in the garlic and oil.

3

Bake for about 5 minutes, or until the crust in solid, but NOT golden (par-baked). Remove from the oven.
Sprinkle diced tomatoes on top of the par-baked crust.

4

Next sprinkle the salt, pepper and oregano.

5

Lastly completely cover with the Asiago cheese.

6

Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Cut pizza however you choose, we like it in squares, how Sylvia would have cut it herself!

7

Funny side note, Sylvia's came to one of my cooking classes in high school (which is where I was offered the job she had open!), and during her speech she talked about how she found out what customers wanted, and how she would change to adapt so that customer could get what they were asking for.
In the late 60's, I think it was, a customer came into her pizza shop and asked her for a Hawaiian Pizza. Her first though was "what the hell was that?" She asked the customer what was on a Hawaiian Pizza, and they explained the ingredients and told them that it would be ready shortly. She ran in back and headed to the local store to get the Canadian bacon and pineapple, all the while thinking how horrible this pizza would be. She made the pizza and a small one for her and her staff to try, and she admittedly hated it, yet continued to offer it to her customers, whenever they asked for it.

Category

Ingredients

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2

Roll pizza crust on to pizza pan. Press finger tips into dough to create divots. Sprinkle the chopped garlic evenly over the crust and drizzle olive oil over crust. With your hands (Yes, get your hands dirty, they are your best kitchen tool!) rub in the garlic and oil.

3

Bake for about 5 minutes, or until the crust in solid, but NOT golden (par-baked). Remove from the oven.
Sprinkle diced tomatoes on top of the par-baked crust.

4

Next sprinkle the salt, pepper and oregano.

5

Lastly completely cover with the Asiago cheese.

6

Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Cut pizza however you choose, we like it in squares, how Sylvia would have cut it herself!

7

Funny side note, Sylvia's came to one of my cooking classes in high school (which is where I was offered the job she had open!), and during her speech she talked about how she found out what customers wanted, and how she would change to adapt so that customer could get what they were asking for.
In the late 60's, I think it was, a customer came into her pizza shop and asked her for a Hawaiian Pizza. Her first though was "what the hell was that?" She asked the customer what was on a Hawaiian Pizza, and they explained the ingredients and told them that it would be ready shortly. She ran in back and headed to the local store to get the Canadian bacon and pineapple, all the while thinking how horrible this pizza would be. She made the pizza and a small one for her and her staff to try, and she admittedly hated it, yet continued to offer it to her customers, whenever they asked for it.

Pizza Rustica