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Hi Bold Bakers!
Thankfully, pizza is in season all year round so there is no question as to when I can eat it.
I love to pear (sorry but I had to) pizza with something a little sweet, because tangy cheese compliments it so well. Using blue cheese also brings a salty flavor to balance out the sweet pear. On this no-knead pizza, I also added some prosciutto on there for the same reason — it’s all about salty-sweet with this pizza.
This pizza dough is my tried and tested pizza dough. And when I say “tested,” I mean “I-have-made-it-300-times” tested. I love it because it’s a no-knead pizza, so there’s “No Knead” (again, sorry not sorry) for a machine to work your dough. You simply mix everything up by hand and let the dough ferment overnight. During this time it develops amazing flavor and texture.
Tools For Making Pizza
Now, I’m no stranger to pizza making. It is my favorite thing to bake. I do it so often I have to have good equipment to yield the best results. I usually cover my doughs with cling wrap and a towel, but in my old age I’m trying to go greener and reusable so I got a Now Design Bake Shop Dough Riser to cover my doughs, but you can choose from many on Amazon. Your doughs will rise happily under these cover until you are ready to use them, and you can reuse them to your heart’s content.
[ Try this recipe with my 15-Minute Pizza Dough, too! ]
I was also in need of an oil bottle as free pouring from the bottle hasn’t always been successful for me. I have this lovely Tag Bubble Glass Oil Bottle to drizzle olive oil over your pizza to give it a golden brown color.
When it comes to pizza making, we are generally always aiming for the same goal… a crispy crust! How do we achieve this? A hot oven and a base that retains heat. I love this Picnic Time Margarita Pizza set because you top your pizza on it and then place this straight into the oven. It very smart as it’s its own serving platter, so you get two for one.
Baking your pizza in an extra hot oven, you also need good quality oven gloves. I like these Now Design Flamegaurd Mitts because they are incredibly heat resistant.
What Toppings are Best on Pizza?
Seasonality is really important when it comes to cooking, so you should use what mother nature has on offer at that period — and when I created this recipe, it was loads of pears. I’ve learned from experimenting that the correct pairing of sweet and savory can be just bliss in your mouth. For this no-knead pizza, it’s sweet pears, salty blue cheese, and of course, the sprinkle of prosciutto doesn’t hurt.
Why do Pears and Blue Cheese Work so well Together?
Great question! Glad you asked. With blue cheese being both salty and creamy it is just the perfect serving partner for sweet fruit — like pears. We combine these two ingredients on a cheese board or with charcuterie platters, so why not bring them together on a delicious blank canvas like a homemade no-knead pizza?
How do I Re-heat Pizza?
To re-heat pizza place it on a tray and cover in foil. Place in a warned oven at 300°F (150°C) for roughly 12-15 minutes. This will crisp the base and warm the pizza through without drying it out because the foil will create moisture.