Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What I Cooked Today... Prosciutto and Fig Pizza

For the Game!

Pizza with prosciutto, arugula, figs and emanthel cheese...

  1. 8 figs
  2. ¼ c emanthel cheese
  3. 1 ½ mozzarella
  4. ½ c fresh olive oil
  5. 4 slices prosciutto
  6. ½ cup arugula

Basic pizza dough recipe: (pizza dough really is easy to make but if you don't have time you can always buy it.)
  1. 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast 
  2. 1 cup warm water 
  3. 2 tablespoon vegetable oil 
  4. 1 teaspoon salt 
  5. 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided use

Activate the yeast by adding it to the warm water (water should not be too hot or it will kill the yeast) then add the oil, salt and flour, mix gently, sometimes if you over mix the dough will become tough. Let it rest in a large greased bowl in a warm place to proof cover it with a towel or syran wrap. Te dough should double in size, this should take around an hour. Then you want to beat it with your hands to eliminate the air.

Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface. This recipe is best with thin crust pizza so about a 1/4 " thick.

Add a little olive oil and top with mozzarella cheese and then with the emanthel cheese. Add prosciutto and figs. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes.

Top with fresh arugula.

For added fun: grill the pizza dough and then add the ingredients above.

Grease the grates on the grill, throw the pizza on top of the grill with out any other ingredients.  Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes and then flip.  Add the cheese and other ingredients on top.  Close the lid and finish cooking.

Happy Cooking, Mary