French bread pizza is not only delicious but also filling and satiating. Many French recipes are very rigid. There is room for experimentation but if you want the traditional dish then there is no toying around. Avant-garde cooking has been popularized by the French, not entirely but significantly. It is thus befitting of the French to come up with variants of pizza, which is not a French recipe. There is no dearth of French bread pizza recipe. The secret is to get the bread right. The rest is completely in the realm of experimentation or whatever suits your preferences. Here is a brief guide on how to make French bread pizza.
There is little doubt that pepperoni and mozzarella are the two most popular ingredients in a pizza. World over, pepperoni pizza with mozzarella and choice of crust is the most beloved of all flatbreads, which was what pizzas were literally called in Italy.
How to make French Bread Pizza
The French bread pizza recipe requires a loaf of French bread, one smashed garlic clove, half a cup of tomato sauce which you can make or buy from a store, a cup of coarsely grated mozzarella cheese which should be around four ounces, three ounces of sliced pepperoni, quarter teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes if you want and two tablespoons of coarsely chopped basil which should be fresh. You can slice the loaf of French bread into half along its length.
Position the rack in the oven and then preheat it to 425°F. Take the bread and place it with its cut side facing up. You can use a rimmed baking sheet. Bake the bread for five minutes. Bring the bread out and rub the cut sides with the garlic. Take the tomato sauce and spread it on the cut sides of the French bread. Top it up with pepperoni, mozzarella and red pepper flakes.
Bake it till the cheese melts and turns golden brown. This should take about ten minutes. Top the pizza with basil.
You can opt for different French bread pizza recipes. You can opt for a French bread pizza recipe with grilled or barbecue chicken, baby corn or sweet corn, sausages and you can choose any cheese you want, from cheddar to processed.