Archimedes’ Pizza for Pi Day

For all you neo-classic Greek enthusiasts who live for Pi Day 3.14., here is a recipe I invented to pay homage to the great Archimedes and his discovery of pi (pizza that is.)


The number and symbol for pi are credited to the Greek genius Archimedes who lived in the third century. This Greek pizza entree for Pi Day is a tribute to the brilliant man, whose last words were “Don’t disturb my circles.”
            Preheat oven to 400°. In a large mixing bowl stir together
2 C hot water
2 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP yeast
            Leave in a warm place until foam covers the surface. While the yeast is rising, lightly grease two 10” x 15” rimless cookie pans with olive oil, set aside. When foam covers the surface of the yeast/water mixture, add
4 C. bread flour
2 C. whole wheat flour
1 TBSP salt
1 TBSP olive oil
            Mix until a smooth dough is formed, Divide in half. Divide each half into thirds. Make a  pi symbol π and place one on each baking pan. Flatten the dough with your hands. Let rise until you can make a dent in the dough and it doesn’t puff up. Add
roasted garlic Alfredo sauce
shredded mozzarella cheese
            Add any of your favorite Greek toppings:
roasted chicken
red onion rings, thinly sliced
julienne spinach leaves
pepperoncini slices
Kalmata olives, sliced
sautéed mushrooms
marinated artichoke hearts
basil pesto
tomatoes, quartered
            Top with
crumbled Feta cheese
            Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

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