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
1/4 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 1/4 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 1/2 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!!