Baking Steel Pizza 2014-12-18T03:02:26+00:00

Baking Steel Pizza

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What is the best part of a pizza? The cheese, toppings – wait… the crust. If you can get that crunchy high temperature old Italian oven crust, I’m sold. Recently we met with one of Nate’s friends who owns @bakingsteel, a steel company turned pizza perfectionist. Andris, the man with a plan, always had a vision for perfecting the pie. It’s a pizza stone but better – pizza steel! Take the heating elements of steel and turning any crust crispy. http://bakingsteel.com

Ingredients:

– Cup 4 Cup Pizza Flour

– Olive oil

– 1 egg

– 1 cup of water

Toppings:

– Arugula

– 1 lemon (juice)

– Prosciutto

– robila cheese or camembert

– small block of parmigiano-reggiano

– 1 small onion

– alfredo or bechamel sauce

– oregano, salt, pepper

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The crust: Love this stuff. Cup 4 Cup is my new best friend for gluten free flour! Follow the super easy instructions on the package to make your dough. It even comes with a packet of yeast. Nice thinking! Poke fork holes in it and place in pre heated 500 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.

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Add your favorite toppings. In this case, a white sauce like Alfredo or a béchamel. Next, crumble some robiola cheese (or camembert, brie) which is a soft mild cheese. Add some caramelized onion, proscuitto, oregano. Top with a handful of grated mozzarella cheese. Place back in oven and bake until crust is golden brown (10 minutes or so).

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Finish with lightly dressed arugula (olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper) and shaved parmigiano-reggiano.

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Other topping ideas:

White sauce, Fig jam/quince paste, Caramelized onion, prosciutto, arugula, lemon

Goat Cheese, spinach, pesto chicken

Sliced potato, cheese, bacon, egg