Truffled Taleggio and Mushroom Pizza

A gourmet pizza with only four ingredients may seem like an impossible thing to find, but this recipe fits the bill. In this case, the truffle oil and the unique cheese options are the special ingredients that bring this to the gourmet level.

Ingredients (Source)

1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen

½ pound sliced mushrooms

¾ pound cold Taleggio or Italian Fontina, rind discarded and cheese sliced

1 teaspoon white truffle oil  (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place large heavy baking sheet (17 x 14 inches) on lowest rack of oven. Preheat oven to 500.
  2. Stretch dough out on lightly floured surface to form a roughly 16 x 13 inch rectangle. Transfer to a tray lined with parchment paper. Lightly prick dough all over with fork.
  3. Slide dough (still on parchment paper) onto hot baking sheet. Bake until top is puffed and pale golden in patches, approximately 6 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven. Prick any large bubbles with fork and flatten. Scatter mushrooms over the crust. Season with salt and pepper. Lay cheese on top.
  5. Bake pizza until edge of crust is deep golden and cheese is bubbling and golden in patches, 8 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with truffle and season with pepper. Serve immediately.

 

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM