My friend Maricarmen is here for the week. Which means that there is finally more than one person eating my food (that one person being me). It also means that I am bound to make good recipes.
Today was not a day to be outside. Unlike the beginning of the week, which was sunny and bright, today was rainy and gray. And even though all I really wanted to do was stay home and do absolutely nothing, grocery shopping was a must.
So after a quick lunch at Scoozi (my make-shift diner in Boston) and a yummy fro-yo, my friend and I ventured to Shaws. An hour and a half later, we were back home, wet and grossed out by the humidity. But it was well worth the trip.
I have to say this dish deserves more than just a simple blog post (hence the amount of pictures). If you have not tried dessert pizza, you must do so soon. And by soon I mean tomorrow!
This recipe is very easy and the end product is a delectable dessert that really is the lick-your-fingers-and-scrape-the-plate type.
Pizza Dough (adapted from How To Cook Everything)
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons active yeast
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 cup lukewarm water, plus more if needed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- In a large bowl, mix flour, yeast and salt. Slowly add water and oil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Stir until dough becomes slightly sticky, adding more water if needed. If dough becomes too sticky, which it shouldn't, add flour a tablespoon at a time.
- Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead for about 1 minute. Push bottom of hands into the dough and pull back, then push knuckles into dough and repeat.
- Transfer dough to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, making sure that wrap is not too tight. Let rise for about 2 hours (or overnight) or wrap dough in plastic wrap and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- 1/2 recipe pizza dough (see above)
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 3 strawberries, sliced lengthwise
- 12 banana, sliced
- Preheat oven to 500 F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Place dough on a floured surface and roll out until about 1/4-inch thick (dough will rise) or desired thickness. Transfer dough to baking sheet carefully. Fold sides and pinch to create a border and let sit for about 20 minutes.
- Bake dough for 13-15 minutes, or until crust is golden. While dough is hot, carefully spread Nutella over pizza. Let cool, about 5 minutes.
- Arrange strawberries and bananas, or other sliced fruit, on the pizza. Slice and serve.