7.12.2010

Mangia Monday!


Prosciutto & Gorgonzola Pizza

Ingredients:

* 5 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
* 1 Pizza Dough Ball, brought to room temperature
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 2 large sweet onions, peeled, sliced thinly & cut in half
* 1/3 cup chopped parsley
* 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
* 1 1/2 cups Dried Calmyrna Figs, stemmed, sliced thin
* 4 oz. Italian Prosciutto, cut into 1" pieces
* 4 oz. Italian Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled


1.) Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2.) Rub 1 Tbsp olive oil on bottom and sides of a large baking sheet.
3.) Press out and stretch dough ball on floured work surface, gently pulling and stretching to make dough same size as baking sheet.
4.) Place dough in oiled baking sheet, cover bottom of pan and halfway up the sides. 5.) Brush dough with 2 Tbsp olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. 6.) Place in oven on center rack; bake 12 min, until golden-brown.
6.) As crust bakes, prepare toppings.
7.) Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in large saute' pan on medium; add onions.
8.) Cook, stirring, about 15 min, until onions are soft and golden-brown.
9.) Stir in parsley.
10.) Remove from heat and set aside.
11.) Place walnuts in the same pan; toast about 5 min.
12.) Cool walnuts and then chop.
13.) Remove crust from oven; let cool briefly. (Do not turn off oven.)
14.) Arrange onions, figs, prosciutto, and cheese on crust.
15.) Return pizza to oven and bake about 10 min.
16.) Remove from oven and and cut into small pieces.
17.) Place in a platter and top with chopped walnuts.

Silly Joke of the Day:

What happens when frogs park illegally?
......They get toad.

Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!


3 comments:

Jaci said...

This looks amazing! I'll try it after DD heads back to college - she makes our pizza from scratch, but doesn't like walnuts, which I think will be the finishing touch on this pizza!!

Mattos said...

oh my goodness....looks amazingly yummy
So wish we lived closer twin sister.

Kara Lennox said...

I must try. YUM.