Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wacky Walnut Pizza from Pizza Therapy

Wacky Walnut Pizza from Pizza Therapy

Ok, to be truthful, there is nothing wacky about this pizza. The taste of the walnuts shine through on this very tasty pie.

We created this by chance. And it worked.

Ingredients or the dough:
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 and 1/2 Cups of water.
Mix ingredients together and knead for 6-8 minutes or until smooth and silky. Dough should be slightly tacky to the touch. If very tacky, add a bit more flour. If the dough is dry add a few drops of water.

Put dough in a bowl or zip lock bag. Drizzle olive oil over the dough. (Don't completely seal the bag).

Put the dough in the fridge and allow it to proof overnight. Dough can stay in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Take dough out of fridge when you are ready to make pizza. Allow the pizza dough to warm up to room temperature. (About an hour or so)

Makes 3-4 thin crust pizzas

Ingredients for Pizza:
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 Cup mozzarella cheese (If possible use: buffalo mozzarella)
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Pecroino or Romano Cheese (if available)
  • 3/4  Cup of Chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon of basil or fresh basil if available
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  1. Using your hands stretch out pizza dough (If you must, use a rolling pin.)
  2. Put garlic, and basil on dough. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on dough.
  3. Place Mozzarella, Parmesan and Pecorino or Romano cheese on pizza 
  4. Top pizza with walnuts
  5. Put fresh basil leaves on top
  6. Drizzle small amount of olive oil over pizza
  7. Salt and pepper to taste
Cook in a 500 + F. Degree over for 8-10 minutes. Or until bottom of crust starts to change color.
If available cook pizza on a Old Stone Oven 4467 14-Inch by 16-Inch Baking Stone
Variations:  Use macademia nuts, or pistachios

Respectfully submitted,
Albert Grande
The Pizza Promoter
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