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Peach and Arugula Pizza

Yield:
3-4 servings

When summer peaches arrive at my local farmer’s market I am just overjoyed. I love slicing them up for an afternoon snack, adding them on top of frozen yogurt and what else: coming up with delicious new recipes.

I made fresh bellinis, cobbler and array of salads last summer with my local New Jersey peaches. But the standout peach dish of the summer was my Peach and Arugula Pizza. It’s a nontraditional combination, but absolutely delicious. The salty, creamy mozzarella pairs really nicely with the sweet brightness of the peaches.

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Peach and Arugula Pizza

Ingredients

1 store-bought pizza dough

6 ounces mozzarella, shredded

1 ripe peach, sliced

1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

1 1/2 cups fresh arugula

extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper

Special equipment: pizza stone and pastry brush

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and place pizza stone in oven to heat up.

Roll out dough on lightly floured surface.

When oven has heated, remove pizza stone from oven and place dough on stone. Lightly brush olive oil over dough using a pastry brush or your fingers.

Sprinkle shredded mozzarella evenly over dough, leaving 1/2 inch border all around for crust. Spread out peaches and red onions on top of cheese.

Cook pizza for around 10-12 minutes, or until crust is just starting to turn golden.

Remove from oven. Top pizza with arugula, salt and pepper to taste and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

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Posted on August 4, 2014

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Shavuot Recipe: Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Yield:
2 14-inch pizzas


Before you head off into the wonders/horrors of a three day yom tov there’s still time for one more dairy recipe. (Technically, this recipe is pareve, but it makes a great vehicle for dairy foods, i.e. cheese.)

A friend of mine here in Chicago is using Shavuot as an excuse for an interactive lunch: make your own pizza. For the purpose of this lunch, we’ll be eating store bought crusts, but if we wanted to take it up a notch, we could make this great whole wheat dough.

The recipe makes a chewy crust that browns nicely. Like any other recipe for pizza dough, the key to this one is a really hot oven. You can change the proportion of whole wheat to bread flour, but I wouldn’t go more than 50-50. If you are using vegetable toppings remember to put them under the cheese so they don’t burn.

What’s your favorite way to eat a pizza?

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Ingredients

2 1/2 to 3 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling

1 cup whole wheat dough

1 teaspoon sugar

1 envelope instant yeast

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 1/2 cups warm water

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil

Directions

Combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in a bowl.

While mixing, add the water and 2 tablespoons of oil until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together.

Scrape the ball onto a lightly floured surface and knead into a smooth, firm ball.

Grease a bowl with the remaining oil, add the dough, and cover it with plastic wrap. Put the bowl in a warm place and let it double in size, about one hour.

After 40 minutes, preheat the oven to 450°F.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into two equal pieces. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Press each dough ball into a 1/2 inch thick flat round, adding flour or oil to the work surface as necessary. Press or roll the dough until it is as thin as you can make it. Allow the dough to rest if it becomes difficult to work with.

Brush lightly with olive oil and top as desired.

Bake for at least 10 minutes, rotating once, until crisp.

Posted on May 25, 2012

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