Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Peach, Arugula, and Gorgonzola Pizza

This pizza was inspired by a flavor of the day at The Cheeseboard in Berkeley (Best pizza place hands down....if you love crunchy California flavors and farmers market produce) I did not get to try this flavor at the Cheeseboard and after seeing the toppings and not getting to indulge in what I had anticipated as one of the best pizzas I would ever eat, I had to simply make it for myself. While I didn't have the pizza slab and the 600 degree oven, the result was pretty tasty none the less. I used whole wheat dough from trader joes, but making you own is so easy if you just plan ahead.

For dough:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine water, yeast, and sugar in mixing bowl, and wait until yeast is frothy.
3. Mix flour, salt, olive oil, and spices into yeast mixture (mix salt into the second cup of flour to combine).
4. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp towel, and allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
5. Roll dough out into a large pizza peel, or onto two medium-size baking sheets.
6. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes, and set aside.

(From Sugarlaws)

I baked the dough for about 7 minutes before putting any toppings on. Then I put on slices of peaches, mozzarella cheese and Gorgonzola. The arugala went on the last 2 minutes so it didn't wilt too much. I then added a little lemon vinagrette for that added tangyness. It was fabulous!

Serve hot!