Peppery arugula. Melty mozzarella. Meaty garlicky Portobello mushrooms. Savory creamy Boursin. A Scattering of chilli flakes.
I think I may have made my very favourite white pizza of all time. Now I have a big soft spot for all pizza, but white pizza was a revelation for me. A pizza without tomato sauce? Now that’s just crazy. Crazy good that is.
The other day I opened my fridge and was looking around for inspiration when some beautiful portobellos caught my eye and I knew what was coming next. I used half the pizza dough from my favourite dough recipe of all time and went to work. It was fun. It also didn’t hurt that my wonderful niece kneaded the dough for me and my nephew who usually doesn’t like this whole spinach and mushrooms thing really enjoyed it. Family makes things better. True story.
Between you and me I may make it again sometime soon and eat the whole thing – by myself. Shhhh.
Hello people – do you know Indira? Of course you do, I just did a guest post over her at her blog in the form of an indulgent fajita pizza. Indira is bringing some class into our post exchange by making her spin on a much loved white pizza. You already know I think she’s cool and so less babbling from me and more talking from her… Indira you’re up 🙂
Today I’m excited to visit all of you Flour & Spice readers. I’m Indira over at I’ll Cook, You Wash and Sarah has become a pretty good blogging buddy of mine. We’ve been talking about guest posting for ages and I’m happy that we can finally do this.
The recipe I’m sharing with you today is a super fancy and easy twist on comfort food. What’s more comforting than pizza? I mean, pizza comforts you when you don’t even need comforting…Pre-emptive comforting if you will.
In recent years, I’ve moved past the classic cheese and tomato sauce combo (don’t worry, that staple isn’t going anywhere) to experiment with different toppings and sauces. I’ve always found comfort in what I think are indulgent flavours – white wine, roasted garlic, caramelized onions, butter – and one day the thought to combine them all hit me. Hello inspiration! While I’ve been using this pizza as comfort food (i.e. cut haphazardly and inhale accordingly), I also feel that it will work very well at a dinner party or special occasion. You can also cut into smaller squares and serve as mini appetizers.
Granted, there are quite a few elements to putting together this pizza, but it’s very minimal prep and can be cooked simultaneously so that you can use the waiting time to take a bath, change into your comfortable clothes, set up a show you plan to binge watch, and close off all your other responsibilities for the night. By the way, I sincerely despise any sort of kneading, and making use of flatbread is one of the more genius ideas of mine *blows on fingernails & buffs them against shirt*
Important note: a bit of planning will cut your cooking time significantly. The garlic by far takes the longest to cook, so roast your garlic beforehand (up to a week & a half before you make the pizza) and store in the fridge. It will help you get to that first bite so much quicker.
I am having a social few weeks guys. First I visited Aruna at Aharam and shared a wonderful Thai noodle salad and now I am over at Indira’s blog “I’ll Cook, You Wash” sharing my recipe for a pizza I am basically obsessed with. It is so good.
Let’s just take a minute to look at it in it’s cheesy topping heavy goodness. Yum. Sigh. I wish I had pizza right now.
Okay *exhale*, focus Sarah focus.
Indira with the awesomely named blog cracks me up – she really does. Apart from being a fellow lover of avocados, Indira is also a lover of everyday food – you know the kind of food you look at and can make and eat without exhausting your annual grocery budget and two days worth of time. My kinda girl I tell you. I have tried her Foolproof Lime Cumin Quinoa salad (so yum) and now have my sights set on about a dozen other recipes at her blog. Visit her, follow her, and thank me later 🙂
So Indira and I have a bit of a pizza swap going. She is sending a scrumptious White Pizza – both my love and nemesis – my way and this week I have shared with her the recipe for my Fajita Pizza. You can read more about it over here, but for now imagine this – a thick crisp on the outside soft and chewy on the inside crust, topped with tangy salsa, beautiful melty cheese, sweet niblets of corn, feisty jalapenos, delicious black beans, diced bright red peppers and finally some spicy fajita chicken. Damnit. I am hungry again.