Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pumpkin pizza

It's pumpkin season, try this for something different while it is cheap and readily available.

Pizza dough(enough for about 3 pizzas)
1 1/2 cups water
2 sachet yeast (about 15 grams)
1 teaspoon salt
Mix together and leave until foamy, about 5-10 minutes
Add 2 cups, from 4 cups of flour, and mix in, add rest. Stir to combine, then knead until smooth.
Place in a bowl and cover with a tea towel in a warm place and let sit for about 30 minutes.

Roast some sliced pumpkin until soft, I used the pizza tray to do this as a guide to how much pumpkin I would need. It should take about 15- 20 minutes.

Spread the pizza base thickly, about a centimetre or more thick, with the white sauce and arrange the pumpkin, then sprinkle with fresh rosemary.

White cheese sauce
2 tablespoons butter.
Saute half a small onion and a clove of garlic in the butter.
Add 3 tablespoons flour and stir to combine.
Add a little from 2 cups of milk, and keep adding a little at a time and whisk after
each addition to a smooth consistency.
Stir until it thickens.
Take off heat and stir in 120 grams of grated cheese, salt and pepper.

I used tasty cheese, if you have any other fancy pants cheese, add it instead or combine for a burst of flavour. 

Instead of pumpkin, I used sauteed mushroom and thyme on one of the pizzas.

Serve drizzled with a little olive oil, and garnish with some fresh rocket or spinach.






Mushroom and white cheese sauce with thyme 
You'll probably have cheese sauce left over:

  • use it to make broccoli and/or cauliflower cheese
  • add prawns and whatever other seafood to make a neptune topping for steak (we love to use lobster in cray season; that's if and when Boggy can catch them.
  • Make a mornay with fish (atlantic salmon, prawns or just tinned tuna). Make a pie. Or just chuck in a casserole dish and bake with a packet of cheese and onion chips scrunched up on top. Bit yummy :)
When the moon hits your eye
Like a big fishy pie
That's... a mornay

Nope? Sorry......ahem.....I'm going now ;)

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13 comments:

  1. Oh I shared something today on kiwi because it's in season too! Haha. I love pumpkin but never tried it with pizza. Thanks for the recipe

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  2. that pizza looks yummy! I used pumpkin for quiche and risotto and good ole faithful pumpkin soup.

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    1. It's a very yummy pizza for something different. I love it in risotto too. It's a shame the kids won't eat more of it.

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  3. Looks delicious! We use white sauce on our pizzas all of the time. I would love it! Pumpkin soup is my all time fav use of pumpkin. #teamIBOT

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    1. I hadn't had it at all. My mum made this on one of her pizza nights and I didn't try it, so I decided to make it myself :)

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  4. Looks delicious! I have pinned it and will hopefully make it next week. I am sure the kids will love it!

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    1. Great to hear your kids would love it, Izzy screwed her nose up lol. She had only just started eating normal pizzas, let alone ones with vegetables on them :)

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  5. This looks really good. I have never considered adding cheese sauce to a pizza. Brilliant

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  6. Yummo, can I cheap and buy bases?? I do love me a bit of pumpkin! And that cheese sauce idea, bet my kids would like it more than pizza sauce
    Em

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  7. Love your little helper. Isn't great when kids are psyched to cook and help out in the kitchen? We will reap the rewards in the future ;)

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  8. Oh my that sounds divine ... love roast pumpkin ... bookmarking this recipe!

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  9. Love Pumpkin - love pizza - would have never thought to put the two together

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  10. YUM, YUM, YUM!This looks fantastic. And I love your ideas for the left over sauce :-)

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