You probably thought I was a bit addled. Correct!
In the interest of adding value to the post, I also shared my Roasted Garlic and Herb pizza dough, a dough that I think is not a copycat but better than Trader Joes Garlic Herb Pizza dough.
I promised this week that I'd share what I'd done with that dough, and I provided you with a teaser photo:
The pizza on the left has hummus, chicken, blueberries, goat cheese and red onion. The pizza on the right has colorful bell peppers and Peppadew peppers. Totally not clear to me if I need to put a ® or ™ symbol with that, so there they are if necessary.
I thought I would choose one to share today.
I try to balance meat-including pizzas with suitable-for-vegetarian pizzas, but to be perfectly frank, I've been kinda distracted lately. My spouse is embarking on his Asian/Greater Middle East adventure
Imagine my surprise when I realize that I don't have a pre-written pizza post at 8 pm on Thursday night! I do, however, have great kids--one's walking the dog, the other is cleaning up from dinner, so I can grab my photos and dump out the contents of my brain so that you've got a pizza inspiration. Some day I'll share about the lovely man at the fancy cheese counter who gave me a sample of Peppadew peppers, thereby inspiring me to actually purchase some Peppadew peppers to have on hand for this pizza. Another time I'll share about the inspiration for this pizza, Heather's Strange But Good flatbread. But after I finish typing this, since I've been up visiting until midnight for several nights in a row, stick a fork in me--I'm done.
If you have a hankering for pizza and do eat meat, grab some blueberries, hummus, goat cheese, chicken and red onion and make the pizza on the right. If you're not into meat (these days), grab some bell peppers and Peppadews (Peppadews? is that even a word?) and make the one on the left. As always, please check out my Pizza Primer for really well-thought out not off-the-cuff-hard-cider-influenced pizza making instructions. Guess what? My folks' flight is now delayed, they are heading back here to spend the night, so perhaps Mom will proofread--she's great at that--and this post will be better tomorrow after an update.
Pepper and Peppadew vs Chicken, Hummus, Blueberry, Goat Cheese and Red Onion Pizzas
1 pound Roasted Garlic and Herb Pizza dough (here's how I make mine)
1/4 of a sliced yellow bell pepper plus 1/4 of a sliced orange bell pepper plus 1/4 cup diced Peppadew peppers
1 1/2 cups Four Cheese Italian shredded cheese or the shredded pizza cheese blend you like
1/2 cup prepared hummus (oh my goodness the homemade hummus blog posts are amazing, see Note)
1/2 cup blueberries (frozen ones are cool with me)
1/2 cup cooked chicken
1/4 cup goat cheese
2 Tablespoons diced red onion
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. I love my pizza stone, and I sincerely recommend you scout out a stone at thrift shops. It's a pretty useful item. Preheat yours if you've got one, or use a cookie sheet if you don't. Yet.
On an oiled piece of parchment paper, stretch out the dough in the shape you feel like. I did the veggie one a bit too thin this time. It's ok. The family is forgiving, the food is edible, and we're blessed.
If you're making the veggie pizza, brush the crust with olive oil, then top with the pepper slices and Peppadew bits. Scatter cheese across the top.
If you're making the funky chicken hummus blueberry pizza, spread a layer of hummus over the dough, then top with blueberries, chicken, goat cheese bits, and red onion.
Either way, slide the parchment paper and crust into the preheated oven and bake for 5-8 minutes. Then shimmy the parchment out from underneath the crust, and bake an additional 3-5 minutes, until the shredded cheese (veggie) pizza is bubbly or the goat cheese (chicken) pizza is browned.
Slice with a handy dandy Zyliss Pizza Wheel and enjoy! And have some hard cider. I'm enjoying a Woodchuck variety pack this weekend, though if I were a cocktail drinker I'd be checking out Stewart's, Lauren's, or Dara's creations which seem perfect for this time of year.
NOTE: Homemade hummus? Try Lydia's Roasted Asparagus Hummus, Annemarie's Roasted Tomato Hummus, or Maria's Edamame Basil Hummus to get you started.
This post is shared with the From The Farm Blog Hop, the Clever Chicks Blog Hop, the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up, What's Cookin' Wednesday, What's In The Box, and Strange But Good at Sprint2TheTable.
|My daughter jogging behind my son, about 3 miles into a 5K the other weekend. Nothing to do with a pizza, but my concert photos are still in the camera, so enjoy this one instead.|