pizza six ways

made a ton of pizza with friends today, yumz

Prep Work:

add/ subtract/ change/ alter any ingredients you want.

1. Make pizza dough (recipe below). The dough will need to rise for an hour or two, so before beginning to move on to step 2, at this point you can even go run a couple errands; after I set the dough to rise, I went on a run that ended at Hyde Park Produce, and bought all of my toppings.

2. Roast the fresh vegetables: Thinly slice the potato, chives, and beet, toss them in olive oil, sprinkle them with salt/pepper and roast them at 450 degrees F for about 10 minutes. You know they’re done when they’re browning around the edges.

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3. Dice and sauté onion: cook on medium-low heat until translucent and beginning to caramelize.

3. Cook any other meat you are using, including chorizo and pancetta.

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Dough (makes 7 personal-size pizzas):

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour

3 cups all purpose flour

3 teaspoons salt

2 ¼ teaspoons dry active yeast

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 ¾ cups warm water, plus a couple more tablespoons if needed

1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil

Cornmeal for bottom of pizza

Directions: Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add olive oil and water, mix to combine, and then knead in the bowl for about 3 minutes. Toss in about a tablespoon of the second oil, cover loosely with plastic wrap, and let the dough rise until doubled in volume- about 1 to 2 hours. Afterwards, break dough into separate portions, and roll out until about ¼- ½ inch thick.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Prepare first pizza, being sure to coat the bottom of the pizza with cornmeal to prevent sticking. Bake each pizza for about ten minutes, or until dough begins to brown around the edges. While one pizza is in the oven, start to prepare the next one.

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Breakfast Pizza:

  • Grated Romano cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pancetta
  • Chives
  • Roasted potato
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Egg
  • Parsley
  • Salt/ pepper to taste

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Beet Pizza (“Beetza”):

  • Roasted beets
  • Ricotta
  • Sage
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

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Potato Pizza:

  • Pancetta
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Caramelized onion
  • Chives
  • Romano cheese

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Margherita Pizza:

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced basil
  • Romano cheese

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Nacho Pizza:

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • Caramelized onion
  • Chorizo
  • Shredded chicken
  • Black beans
  • Mexican style cheese

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Shaved Asparagus Pizza

  • Asparagus slices, shaved off using vegetable peeler, and tossed with olive oil
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Romano cheese
  • Salt and pepper
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