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Pirag with Tomatoes and Mozzarella Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pound pizza dough
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Special equipment needed:
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface into a rectangle shape.
3. Place the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
4. Layer the sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on top of the dough.
5. Sprinkle chopped basil on top of the cheese.
6. Drizzle olive oil over the top of the pizza.
7. Sprinkle salt and black pepper over the top of the pizza.
8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
9. Let the pizza cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
- 425°F
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 350
- Fat: 16g
- Carbohydrates: 35g
- Protein: 16g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Pizza dough can be substituted with store-bought or homemade bread dough.
- Fresh mozzarella cheese can be substituted with shredded mozzarella cheese.

- Add sliced onions or bell peppers for extra flavor.
- Substitute fresh basil with dried oregano or thyme.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to roll out the dough evenly to ensure even cooking.
- Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to slice the pizza.
- Serve with a side salad for a complete meal.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat leftover pizza in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the pizza on a wooden cutting board for a rustic look.
- Garnish with extra chopped basil.

- Chopped basil

- Serve with a side salad or garlic bread.

Suggested side dishes:
- Caesar salad
- Garlic bread

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the crust is not cooked through, bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to wash your hands and all surfaces before preparing food.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking.

Food history:
- Pirag is a traditional Latvian pastry filled with bacon and onions.

Flavor profiles:
- Savory, cheesy, and herbaceous.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as an appetizer or main dish.

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Taste: Savory, Tangy, Cheesy, Herby, Fresh