Pizza, one of the most loved foods. The other night my friends invited a group of people over for a Pizza Potluck. What a good idea! All you had to do was bring a homemade pizza (and wine/booze).
I've wanted to make wholewheat pizza dough for a while, and here was my opportunity.
Make sure to make the dough first, as you need to leave it time to rise (see above). I followed Smitten Kitchen's Really Simple Homemade Pizza Dough recipe, and did the whole wheat version.
She states that the recipe makes one small thin crust pizza, so I doubled it, and warning, ended up with one ginormous medium crust pizza. It was too big for my parents pizza stone and to transport it I had to make a home made pizza box as well!
Looking through SK's pizza recipe's i decided on my favourite toppings and went to town on my onw pizza! It was deeeeelicious. I went for a prosciutto arugula pizza with caramelized onions, mozzarella and ricotta cheese, and garlic infused olive oil base.
First off, make your dough.
Next gather your ingredients for the pizza.
2 clove garlic
|Forgot I did not own pizza pan so packed up to parents|
250 mg container ricotta cheese
1 block mozzarella cheese
1 red onion
2 tbsp brown sugar
100 grams prosciutto
Infuse olive oil with garlic by simply adding crushed garlic to the oil. Let sit!
Caramelize onions. You have options here. You can try them this way, with just a little butter, salt and balsamic vinegar. Or the way I did them was to slice them thin, put them in a hot pan, no oil necessary and once they start to soften, add 1 to 2 tbsp brown sugar depending on the size of your onion.
|So tasty, aka finished product.|
Once at destination where pizza will be baked. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out pizza dough. Paint on garlic olive oil, then ricotta cheese. This is your base, as opposed to a tomato sauce.
Next add your toppings; prosciutto, mozzarella (I ripped it up in chunks and plopped them on willy nilly), and onions.
Once out of the oven, top with fresh arugula.
|Mine's to the right. Also, remember to take pictures early, before all the pizza is gone!|
P.S. This pizza party got me in a pizza mood, so later that week I made another pizza, same dough recipe, but with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, basil and the garlic olive oil. I made it much smaller and fried it up in a pan! It was perfect for one.
Just remember to the heat low so you cook the dough and melt the cheese. Too hot and you burn the bottom before you ingredients on top have cooked/melted.
Happy pizza making!