French Bread Pizza with Roasted Garlic and Pancetta
*a large loaf of French bread. I used a wider variety rather than the skinnier baguette
*1 bulb of garlic
*salt and pepper to taste
*pinch of dried sage to taste
*2 tsp butter; softened
*shredded cheese; I used a mozzarella and mild cheddar blend
*shredded parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400°.
Cut off the top part of the garlic. Place the garlic on foil and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap loosely and cook for about 35 to 40 minutes or until the cloves are soft and turn golden. Let it cool until it’s cool enough to handle.
Squeeze the garlic out of the skins and into a small bowl. Sprinkle in the salt, pepper, sage and add the butter. With the back of a fork, begin mashing the garlic mixture until it forms a rough paste; set aside.
Turn the oven up to 425°
In a small skillet with a small amount of olive oil, cook the pancetta on medium high heat until it starts to turn crispy; drain if needed and set aside.
Cut the bread in half horizontally and place on a baking sheet. Spoon a desired amount of pizza sauce on to each half. Drop some of the garlic mixture on top of the pizza sauce.
Layer on a desired amount of cheese over the garlic mixture then sprinkle the pancetta all over the cheese.
Bake until cheese is melted and the bread starts to turn golden and crispy.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the shredded parmesan cheese.
Cut into serving sizes and Enjoy!
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