Pizza party

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It’s a pizza party at CW this week! Food writer Libby Kimber shares two recipes that a put a twist on one of everyone’s favourite dishes.

Blackberry, rocket and goat’s cheese pizza

Pizza dough

  • 7g dried yeast sachet
  • 250ml warm water, plus extra for consistency
  • 3 cups plain flour, plus extra for kneading
  • 1 Tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil

Toppings

  • 8-10 slices of prosciutto
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 60g goat’s cheese
  • 2 cups rocket
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts and/or chopped almonds
  • 1 punnet fresh blackberries

Method

  1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water, set aside and let stand for 15 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface. Place the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor, and, using the plastic dough blade (or equivalent), pulse briefly. Add the liquid ingredients slowly and process for the next 2-3 minutes, or until the dough just begins to come together to form a ball that looks and feels like playdough. Remove and turnout onto a clean floured surface and knead for 4-5 minutes. It should be a soft, smooth, elastic, ball that bounces back when pressed.
  2. Lightly oil a large glass bowl and the dough ball. Place the dough in the glass bowl and cover with cling wrap. Leave to rise in a warm place for approximately 1-2 hours or until doubled in size. For a better crust, punch down and knead again, reshape the ball and let it rise for 30 minutes.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 220°C and cut the pre-prepared dough into 4 equal portions. On a floured surface, knead each portion again, shaping into a round ball. Place each ball onto a lightly floured surface and roll from the inside to the outer edge to form a round shape (or your desired pizza shape), around 3-5mm thick. Prick with a fork then top with your desired pizza toppings, starting with the pizza sauce, prosciutto, grated mozzarella cheese, goat’s cheese, fresh blackberries, and then a sprinkling of nuts. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, until cooked through and golden. Top with fresh rocket leaves.

Recipe and image courtesy of Megann Evans for Fresh Aussie Berries | freshberries.com.au


Broccolini chorizo pizza

Serves: 4 | Prep: 5 mins | Cook: 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • 1/3 cup tomato passata
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 chorizo, chopped
  • 2 x 22cm pizza bases
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella

Method

  1. Place a large flat tray into the oven. Preheat the oven and tray to 220°C fan forced.
  2. Combine the passata, chipotle chilli sauce, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with salt and pepper in a small food processor. Process until well combined.
  3. Mix 1 tablespoon of oil, the remaining lemon juice and the green onions together. Set both aside.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chorizo and sauté for 3-4 minutes until light golden. Add the broccolini and sauté for a further 1 minute.
  5. Spread the passata mixture over the pizza bases. Top with chorizo and broccolini mixture. Place onto the hot tray and bake for 5-7 minutes until the base is crisp around the edges. Sprinkle over the mozzarella and bake for a further 2-3 minutes until melted.
  6. Spoon over green onion mixture, season with pepper and serve.

Recipe and image courtesy of Perfection Fresh

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