I was very excited when Joyce from kitchen flavours suggested for a bake-along. We find that we actually own a couple of the same recipe books and to make more use of those books, we decided to pick and bake something out of those books. I think this would be quite fun , we can review and learn from each other and also troubleshoot on the problems that we have encountered during baking. First on the list would be this streusel pizza, has anyone tasted a sweet pizza? this is one of this kind. Love it, the cream cheese on the base of the tart makes it so delicious as well as the streusel topping. I dont think there was any difficulty making this pizza at all, also take a look at Joyce's struesel pizza , she had used strawberry instead.
Pizza Base (makes three 12" pizzas, i used 1/3 of this recipe)
175gm( 6oz) plain flour
200g ( 7 oz) bread flour
5ml ( 1tsp) sugar
5ml ( 1tsp ) easy blend dried yeast
5ml ( 1tsp ) salt
22ml ( 1 1/2 tbsp) extra virgin oilve oil
225ml ( 8fl oz) warm water
1.Combine the flours.Mix 225 gm( 8 oz) of the flour with sugar, yeast and salt in a bowl of standing mixer. Set aside. Combine oilve oil and warm water. With paddle attachment, slowly stir in the water and oil into the flour mixture until well combined. Mix in the remaining flour.
2.Change to dough hook attachment and knead on low for 4 -5 minutes, until dough comes together as a ball and is smooth and elastic. If knead by hand, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 mins.
3.Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean cloth.Set aside in a warm spot for 1 1/2 to 3 hrs, until dough has almost doubled in volume.
3.Once dough has risen, divide the dough into 3 equal portions, shape each portion into ball, and flatten to form a disc. Using fingers or rolling pin, stretch out each disc to 12inch round, which is very thin- about 2mm ( 1/2 inch).
1 large egg yolk
1/4 tsp vanilla essence
11/2 tsp sugar
3 pineapple rings, cut into pieces
60gm( 2 1/2 oz) light brown sugar
25gm( 3oz) unsalted butter, melted
1tbsp plain flour
1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F
2.Combine cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla and sugar. Stir until smooth.
3.In another bowl, combine all the streusel ingredients until you have a crumbly mixture. Spread the cream cheese over the pizza base, top with pineapple cubes and sprinkle with streusel.
4.Place on middle rack of preheated oven and bake for 25-30minutes, until the base is baked and the streusel topping is crunchy. Serve warm.
Zoe from bake for happy kids will also be joining us for the next bake along which we will be making Gateau Breton from Rose L Beranbaum. i hope it will turn out successful.