|Posted on January 23, 2018 at 5:35 PM|
Chef Susan Ytterberg- Truffle & Garlic Flat Bread
Have you ever had a truffle? No, not the chocolate ball of deliciousness you're thinking of. I mean a woodsy, oaktree, underground, mushroomy truffle found in Italy. Wait, you're thinking- how am I supposed to get my hands on a truffle, and how can I afford one? Well, in small amounts particularly when purchasing a truffle cream in a small jar, they can really be within your grasp! I find mine from my good friends Conti in Florence, Italy at www.TuscanyFlavours.com. You can probably find a similar item but it won't be the same at Urbani as well. Here's what the finished pizza will look like
To make this flat bread you need to make a pizza dough, or buy one prepared. I will let you find one at a store or look up a recipe and whip that up for this recipe. The fun of cooking is that once you have core skills, you can really get as creative as you want with ingredients and toppings! I made pizza dough last week for myself and decided to top it as follows:
First before you do anything- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees
Pizza Dough for a 9" pizza
1/2 jar truffle crema- about 3 tbsp
Ricotta Cheese- about 1/3 cup
2 large cloves garlic sliced into medallions
Salt or seasoning/herbs of choice to sprinkle over top of pizza
Basil Olive Oil to drizzle over cooked pizza- woah don't get crazy, just sprinkle about 1 to 2 tsp over entire pizza
1.Start by spreading the truffle crema over the surface of the pizza, thinly- don't glob it on. It's rich and the truffles are aromatic and their taste will carry the day in this recipe.
2.Scatter the sliced garlic over the pizza. You want your pizza to look rustic so you don't need to arrange in any pattern unless you want to!
3.Drop dollops of Ricotta Cheese on 6 or 7 empty spaces on the pizza gently.
4.Sprinkle your favorite salt, herbs or spice over pizza and place in oven.
5.Bake for 20 minutes or until crust and toppings are golden. Remove from oven, drizzle basil olive oil over pizza. Slice & serve with a glass of wine!
This flat bread can be served as a starter before a dinner party, or if you're like me, you can eat it for your own dinner. Yum! Buon appetito!