Saturday, 9 June 2012

Salami Green Olive Mushroom Pizza

My husband loves pizza as much as I love a good burger. We are forever having the debate over which is the best. This is a sweet salami made with figs, mushrooms, salty green olives and melted cheese.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 cups flour 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • olive oil
  • time: 24 hours if possible!
  • dry salami
  • sliced mushrooms
  • grated mozzarella cheese
  • sliced green olives
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato puree/crushed 
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
Heat pizza stone on middle shelf of oven for 1 hour before making pizza at 475 degrees F.

Step 1: add warm water, honey and yeast to a large bowl. Stir and leave 10 minutes to activate yeast.

Step 2: add flour and salt then knead until you can no longer add flour and the dough is no longer sticky. Add dough to a greased bowl (with olive oil) and leave covered with plastic wrap in fridge for 24 hours if possible but, you can use it after a few hours.  I use a (00) fine pizza flour that I buy in Italian speciality stores but you can use all purpose flour.

Step 3: once the dough has risen you can roll out two pizzas on floured parchment paper. I roll mine very thin.

Step 4: slice your salami, mushrooms and olives. Grate your cheese.

Step 5: in a small bowl add all the ingredients for the sauce (you do not need to cook this sauce)

Step 6: add a thin layer of sauce, a layer of cheese and your toppings.

Step 7: bake for 5-10 minutes until browned around edges and top is golden and bubbling. I like the crust crunchy with a nice chew that leaving the dough for 24 hours gives. Wait 5 minutes before slicing.


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