Thursday, May 27, 2010

Three Lilies Pizza

Doesn't that sound like something special, a pizza made with lilies?
Three Lilies Pizza
In this case the lilies are garlic, leeks & onions, all members of the lily family, & together they make for one tasty white pizza.
Three Lilies Pizza
Like the risotto yesterday, I had hoped to use ramps on this but since I couldn't find them I used a leek instead. If you can still get ramps by all means use them. The onions I used were spring onions which are larger & have a slightly stronger flavor than scallions though, scallions or even yellow onion will work here as well. The garlic is roasted to give it a milder flavor & then mixed into the dough for the crust. Speaking of the crust, I decided to play with the flour in it a little & added 1/4 cup quinoa flour. I was hoping it would add a little nutty flavor. I don't think I really tasted it so next time I'll try a little more.

Three Lilies Pizza

Roasted Garlic Pizza Crust

5 - 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled
1 T olive oil plus extra for the garlic & the bowl
1/2 c warm water
1/2 t dry yeast
1 t kosher salt
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour, plus more if needed

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Put the garlic cloves on two squares of tin foil. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Wrap the garlic cloves with the tin foil. Place in the oven & let roast for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown & soft. Set aside.

Mix the 1 tablespoon of olive oil with the warm water. Stir in the yeast then the salt. Stir in the flour until you can't stir anymore with a spoon. Knead the dough until it is smooth & elastic, about 10 minutes. If the dough is sticky add more flour a little at a time.

Put a little olive oil in the bottom of the bowl. Put the dough in & turn it to coat with the oil. Cover & let sit until double in size, about 2 hours.

Making the Pizza

olive oil
4 oz Tilsit Danish style cheese, grated (Fontina would work nicely too)
2 leeks, white & light green parts sliced
2 spring onions, green & white parts sliced
1 t fresh thyme leaves

Preheat oven to 450 F.

Grease a baking sheet with olive oil. Press the risen dough out on it to create approximately 12" x 18" rectangle. Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with sliced leeks & onions. Sprinkle with thyme leaves.

Bake for 13 minutes until the cheese is melted & the crust is golden brown.

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Sandy said...

This looks really, really good and I haven't made pizza in awhile so this might have to be dinner sometime this memorial day weekend.

vanillasugarblog said...

ok that does look and sound good!

Kate said...

I've had a now long-standing love affair with leeks and want to put them on everything possible. I would so love this pizza, but The Teen would recoil in horror. I'll save it for a grown up night.

Sippity Sup said...

This is a great combination of ingredients and I think the pizza shows them off beautifully. GREG

Stacey Snacks said...

Love that name!

Beth (jamandcream) said...

I didn't realise they were members of the lily family - learn something new every day. Looks delish

Lori said...

I just learned something new. Had no idea about the lily connection. This looks wonderful and I can't wait to try that garlic crust!

Peter M said...

A wonderful pizza from the lighter side. What the heck, pass another slice!

Lori said...

Kat- I love the lily name. delicious pizza. Most often I prefer a white pizza. Perfect!

Sook said...

What a lovely pizza! Love all the ingredients, too.

grace said...

excellent pizza made even more outstanding due to its stellar name. lovely work!

Steff @ The Kitchen Trials said...

I bet my mom would love this pizza. I'll have to be sure to share this with her. Although, I won't be surprised if she tells me she's added some vidalia onions or grilled chicken.

Lara said...

Beautiful pizza! Leeks are an under-appreciated pizza topping... they also combine well with bacon and goat cheese on pizza.

Deborah said...

I would have never thought to combine these 3 on a pizza, but it looks wonderful!

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