Greek (Pizza) Pi

Greek (Pizza) Pi
Pamela Layton McMurty

The number and symbol for pi are credited to the Greek genius Archimedes who lived in the third century. This Greek pizza entrée for Pi Day is a tribute to the brilliant man, whose last words were, "Don’t disturb my circles." 

8
Servings
538
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups hot water
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 4 Cups bread flour
  • 2 Cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil, plus more for greasing
  • Half 15-ounce jar of Alfredo sauce
  • 1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Greek toppings, such as roasted chicken, sliced red onion, julienned spinach leaves, pepperoncini slices, sliced Kalamata olives
  • 1/2-1 Cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons yeast

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  

In a large mixing bowl stir together the hot water and the yeast and leave in a warm place until foam covers the surface. While the yeast is blooming, lightly grease two 10-by-15-inch rimless cookie pans with olive oil and set aside. Add the bread flour, wheat flour, salt, and the olive oil to the yeast mixture and knead until a smooth dough is formed. Divide the dough in 1/2 and each 1/2 into thirds. Make a pi symbol (π) and place one on each baking pan. 

Flatten the dough with your hands and let the dough rise until you can make a dent in it and it doesn't puff back up. Divide the Alfredo sauce evenly on top of each dough and sprinkle the Mozzarella cheese on. Add the Greek toppings, and finish wtih the crumbled feta. 

Bake  for 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the cheese has melted. 

Serve with a salad of sliced cucumbers, pepperoncini, mushrooms, spinach, sliced red onion, Kalmata olives, and tomatoes dressed lightly with Greek salad dressing.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
81g
62%
Protein
20g
43%
Vitamin A, RAE
142µg
20%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
403mg
40%
Choline, total
25mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
49µg
2%
Folate, total
150µg
38%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
69mg
22%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
367mg
52%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
38µg
69%
Sodium, Na
804mg
54%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
129g
5%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Greek Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Greek Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.