Three words: Domino's Pizza Tracker.
Do you know about this? If not, let me break it down: you order a pizza (via the internets) and then watch it go from "prep" to "bake" to "out the door for delivery." First time I saw it in action my mind was blown.
I really had no idea how this could even be real. I embraced it...thinking, you know, we're totally in the future. This is the future. But I still couldn't figure out how this was logistically possible. Is there low-jack technology involved? Does my pizza now have a micro-chip in it? Am I going to EAT this micro-chip? What will it taste like...? Well guess what...none. Of. It. Matters.
A friend of mine--who was equally obsessed as myself--did some serious research and found out that the entire thing is fake. Well, it's not fake...it's just based off of statistics in your area. Bummer-town, USA, eh? Yeah, me too.
What does this have to do with this Fancy Hawaiian Pizza? Nothing really...except I usually order a Hawaiian Pizza from Domino's. Tomato sauce, canned pineapple, Canadian ham and cheese. Holy yum.
I thought it'd be a fun time to make a fancy version. Umm...hi!!! This was delicious!
Fresh pineapple & mozzarella, caramelized onions, prosciutto, arugula...and I broke out a new-to me, fancy pizza dough recipe by Peter Reinhart.
This is--hands down--the best pizza dough recipe I've had. And while the written instructions are slightly cumbersome and way too wordy for my taste, the results were heavenly.
Another thing I recommend, is getting a "cheap" pizza stone (I spoke about this last summer, too). Go to Home Depot/Lowe's and buy a terra cotta, clay, unglazed tile for $2.
Pizza dough will release a lot of moisture and the clay will absorb it, giving you a crispy crust on the bottom. I hate when pizzas are soggy, don't you?
I would also like to let you know that if I didn't have this food blog and felt obligated to make this pizza, I would've simply wrapped prosciutto around each piece of pineapple and called it a day!
P.S. On a completely non-food related topic, I am so damn proud of Britney Spears. Aren't you?!
Have a good week!!
Fancy Hawaiian Pizza
Pizza dough recipe by Peter Reinhart
Pizza idea from my brain
Recipe notes: I halved Peter's recipe giving me 2-8 ounce pizza dough
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 - 8 ounce pizza dough
1-4 ounce ball of fresh mozzarella
¼ of a pineapple, diced (I bought mine pre-cut at WF--made my life super easy)
5-6 slices of prosciutto, halved
1 handful of arugula
Preheat oven to 500 degrees and heat up stone for 30 minutes.
In a medium fry pan--over medium heat--add a tablespoon of olive oil and add sliced onions. At the five minute mark, add a ¼ teaspoon of salt and keep cooking until completely caramelized. If they dry out, simply add a little water one tablespoon at a time. Should take about 20-30 minutes to completely caramelize.
Gently pull pizza dough apart into a non-perfect circle. It looks cuter this way!! Place on a piece of parchment. Drizzle with ½ teaspoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add mozzarella and diced pineapple and place on the stone (with parchment) in the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is golden brown.
Remove from oven and add the prosciutto, warm caramelized onions and arugula. Yum-town, population: YOU!!
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