Posted by: crispygoldenflaky | June 12, 2012

An engagement pizza redo

Today I got home early and my aerials class was cancelled… soooo I decided to redo the engagement pizza that I made a few weeks ago. This redo was inspired by the white truffle oil that was gifted to me by Paula when we returned from Durham! It is SO beautifully packaged in a dark bottle and a frosted fancypants glass tube for perfectly controlled dripping.

My updates included adding more fresh mozz, dripping a few tsp of truffle oil post baking, and caramelizing the onions for longer without the brown sugar.

Here are the steps!

This is what you need:
-Whole wheat pizza dough
-A few tbsp of olive oil
-Sea salt
-A ball of fresh mozz
-A few slices of proscuitto
-Arugula
-And white truffle oil (optional)

Do this:
-Preheat the oven to 450 degrees

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-Caramelize some sliced onions.  the smell of caramelizing onions is like crack.

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-Stretch out the dough onto a baking sheet dusted with cornmeal

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-Spread olive oil onto the dough

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-Sprinkle with sea salt

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-Slice up mozz

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-Layer mozz, caramelized onions, and proscuitto
-Bake for 20 minutes until golden and crispy

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-Drizzle with white truffle oil
-Load with arugula!!!

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-Devour with wine.

Moving to Connecticut has done incredible things to my relationship with pizza. I never understood why everyone always picked pizza as their favorite food, but the mashed potato pizza with bacon and garlic at Bar… the little creative guys at Kitchen Zinc, and the clams casino with cherry peps at Modern. MmmmmmMm. I’ve been thoroughly convinced.

This past weekend was our rowing club’s spring/summer regatta, Derby Sweeps & Sculls. Although the availability of open boat trailers exhausted me by constantly enticing me to do pull-ups throughout the day, I had just a great time in the company of my lovely teammates. I am SO thankful for meeting such a wonderful, dedicated, quirky group and I am going to miss everyone SO much when I leave Connecticut. Goodbyes are going to be hard!

Here are some pictures from our regatta:

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Rebecca, our super-fit/awesome captain!!

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Mo!  Making the best face.

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Amy Jean styling the topknot.

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Mo & Karyn.

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Audrey and Mark. The dream team double. So smiley.

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Finish-line people.

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Sam. the man.

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Susan was in charge of medals 🙂

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The super official flag waver.

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Jen and Sharon!

I would also like to take a moment to mention that yellow mangoes are VERY DELICIOUS. You need one immediately. One of my teammates mentioned it casually in a conversation and it was definitely a must-buy immediately!!! So succulent.

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Lastly, I would like to discuss the best chocolate chip cookies in the world. Substitute all the white sugar in your typical recipe with brown sugar. The molasses in the brown sugar cooks into beautiful pools of caramel on the bottoms. They are a terrific balance of crunchy on the edges and chewy in the middle. I enjoy making these for Sam’s co-workers, because I usually make them in batches of 40… and I could easily eat all of them in two days. 🙂

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Dough close up

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Dough on silpat

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Fin!

The world is stunning.

Love.

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