Friday, November 19, 2010

Roasted Roma Tomatoes + Smoked Buffalo Mozzarella Pizza

This is one of my favorite pizza combinations I have ever made, and I have made quite a few pizzas in my day. The smoked cheese and the sweet, roasted roma tomatoes play well together on top of a quick-to-make olive oil crust. The flavor profile of this pie reminds me very much of southern barbeque with all of its sweetness and smoke. You must try this next time you make pizza at your house.

For the crust:
1 1/2 cups bread flour
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon rapid-rise yeast
1/8 cup olive oil
about 6 ounces of warm water

The flour, salt, and yeast go into the food processor with the dough blade attached. With the food processor running, pour the olive oil in and then slowly add enough water to bring the mixture together into a ball. You will know when this happens. Roll the dough into a ball and set it on a plate covered by a large bowl to rise for an hour or so.

For the topping:
10 large roma tomatoes (peeled, halved, and seeded)
1 large ball of smoked buffalo mozzarella (sliced)
2 ounces of goat cheese (crumbled)
parsley (chopped)
salt & pepper
olive oil

Place your pizza stone on the bottom rack, and start to preheat your oven to 550 degrees. Place tomatoes cut-side-up on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place tomatoes in the oven until they begin to darken on the corners. Remove tomatoes and turn them over. Place them back in the oven for a few minutes to get some color on the other side. Remove them and allow them to cool. Roll, toss, or pat your dough ball into a twelve-inch round. Add flour to your pizza peel and transfer the raw crust to the peel. Smash roasted tomatoes into the crust, and top that with sliced mozzarella and crumbled goat cheese. Slide this onto your pizza stone and allow it to bake for about 8 minutes. Remove pizza, drizzle with a little olive oil and return it to the oven for 2 more minutes or until desired doneness is achieved. Allow pizza to cool for a few minutes, add chopped parsley, slice, and enjoy!

34 comments:

intherosegarden said...

Oh my goodness! That looks amazing! I'm a vegetarian and always looking for new things to make! Thanks for the tip!

xx S&Y

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Tay Talk said...

Oh this looks devine. I so miss a southern flavored pizza. I will be making this. Thank you Thank you!

Superexcellently said...

I am a massive fan of pizza and I will defiantly be trying this one out :) x

Jennifer said...

First of all: congratulations on being Blog of Note!

Second: you're making me SOOOOO hungry right now!

The Sporadic Prophet: KZ said...

Wow, that looks delicious! I need to make that!

CINCHED AT THE WAIST said...

yummm i absolutely love smoked buffalo mozzarella, my fav to have in winter.

great blog,

Annina of www.cinchedatthewaist.com

Mladen said...

Oh my, I'm drooling...

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whoiwannabe said...

wow..i'm hungry rite now :D

Pink Mama said...

omg this looks delicious!! Thank you very much for the recipe.. i will definitely be trying this!

ag. said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Saving this recipe for sure! Yum!

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Juice Box said...

This looks quite delicious. I've been thinking of becoming a vegetarian for some time now, so I'm trying it for a month just to see how I feel at the end of it.

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Lost dvd said...

That looks amazing! Thanks for the tip!

Glocal Girl said...

this looks delish... I'm living in Holland where it's totally a meat-eating country and so I've been uninspired to do veggie dishes. I will definitely be trying this though! Thanks!

xx,
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danielpolly said...

Healthy and delicious at the same time! Fantastic!

Cindy said...

I'm really hungry now. That looks amazing! Great photos!

Nick said...

Smoked buffalo?
Oh, oh, smoked buffalo mozzarella -had me worried there for a moment.

ReshmaK said...

Thanks for this wonderful tip

Rachel Alexandra said...

Where would one get smoked buffalo mozzarella?

Justin Fox Burks said...

We got it at Fresh Market, but any smoked cheese would be great!

TCV

sara said...

That looks so good! I'm deffo going to try that :-)!

molly xo said...

Oh that looks gorgeous!
xo

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Julie said...

Brilliant recipe! Who says vegetarians can't eat in style?

Joanie said...

That just made me sooooo hungry :-) Looks lovely!!

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tryinmakeachange. said...

I love pizzas just completely caked in ftuff, espicially vegtable ones! but chese is just as good!

kdicken said...

OMG I love making homemade pizzas. I'm trying to make my bf a vegetarian, and this should REALLY help him. It looks DELICIOUS!!

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