Wild Mushroom Spelt Pizza
I am in love with home made pizzas – it gives you so much freedom to play around with the ingredients for the dough as well as the toppings! Nothing beats a pizza fresh pizza from your own oven.
I swapped all purpose flour in the dough with spelt flour which increased the nutritional value of the pizza and added a very nutty flavor to the pizza overall. To compliment that flavor I topped the pizza with sauted mix of wild mushrooms. I used mozzarella and parmesan to add salt and flavor. Once the pizza was baked, to tie all the flavors together – I served it with a drizzle of balsamic glaze and some fresh basil leaves. All in all a delicious homemade pizza that is good for you.
Serving 2 small pizzas
For the dough
Use THIS recipe and swap the flour with equal parts of organic spelt flour
A mix if wild mushrooms – Cremini, Enoki, Elephant ears mushroom etc. (cleaned and cut into bite size pieces)
2 tbsp olive oil
salt + perpper
1 tsp chili pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 cup grated mozzarella
1/4 cup grated parmesan
Balsamic glaze to drizzle
A few fresh basil leaves
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare a baking sheet by rubbing it with some oil and sprinkling some cornmeal on it. Keep aside.
- In a saute pan heat oil on medium low. Once the oil is hot add the mushrooms and saute till they turn lightly golden.
- Add salt, pepper and dried thyme and mix well. Turn the heat off, keep aside.
- Divide the dough into 2 equal parts and using a rolling pin roll into a disk of about 1/4 inch thickness. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Brush both the disks with olive oil and sprinkle the chili pepper flakes.
- Divide both cheeses equally onto the pizza and place mushrooms on both of them.
- Drizzle with some more olive oil and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or till the crust turns golden.
- Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and add fresh basil leaves on top. Serve immediately.