Dessert Pizza with Variations: Grape and Pine Nut, Apple and Gorgonzola, Mascarpone and Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread
- 2 cups/500 ml lukewarm water
- 1 cube or 2 tablespoons/30 ml fresh yeast
- 4 cups/1 L all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons/30 ml extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon/5 ml salt
GRAPE AND PINE NUT PIZZA:
- 1 recipe Pizza Dough
- 10 grapes, halved
- 1/4 cup/50 ml pine nuts
- Sugar, for sprinkling
APPLE AND GORGONZOLA PIZZA:
- 1 recipe Pizza Dough
- 1 apple, peeled, cored and sliced
- 2 ounces/75 g Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup/125 ml walnuts
- Honey, for drizzling
MASCARPONE AND CHOCOLATE-HAZELNUT PIZZA:
Add the water to a bowl. Then add the yeast a little at a time and break up the cube of yeast with your hands. Cook's Note: You can also use yeast in the powder form. Let the yeast fully dissolve in the warm water and let stand for 2 minutes.
Add the flour on a smooth work surface and create a well in the center of the flour. Slowly add the yeast-water mixture, olive oil, and salt until the flour has absorbed the liquid. Knead the dough until the mixture becomes an even dough consistency. If necessary, add a little more flour to absorb any excess liquid.
Divide the dough into 4 equal portions to make individual-size pizzas. Place on a lightly-floured surface or pan and cover with a cloth. Let rest for about an hour at room temperature or until the dough has doubled in size. Yield: 4 servings
For the grape and pine nut pizza:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Stretch out the dough and roll out on a lightly-floured surface. Place the grapes cut-side down on the dough. Add the pine nuts and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for approximately 15 minutes.
For the apple and Gorgonzola pizza:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Stretch out the dough and roll out on a lightly-floured surface. Top the dough with apples, Gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, and drizzle with honey. Bake for approximately 15 minutes.
For the mascarpone and chocolate-hazelnut pizza:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Stretch out the dough and roll out on a lightly-floured surface. Spread the mascarpone cheese on 1/2 the pizza dough and on the 1/2 spread the chocolate-hazelnut spread. Fold over. Pinch and roll the opposite ends together. Lightly brush the dough with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for approximately 15 minutes.