Saturday, June 4, 2011

Strawberry Streusel Pizza


















I have to put to use recipes from cookbooks that have been sitting on my book shelf for years or Wild Boar will be oinking down my ears :p  for I had ordered 3 more cooking books from Book Depository and they have arrived yesterday except  Peter Reinhart's bread book . It should arrive this coming week ( keeping my fingers crossed ) So , to stop the oinking that will burst my eardrum , I quickly flipped through my 500 Pizzas & Flatbreads and choose this sweet pizza for his dessert so that the sweetness will seal his lips from oinking and instead smacked his lips.   He eat strawberries even though that is not his favorite fruit but it is MINE!!! LOL!  The queen has the last say when it comes to ingredients :p  A lovely sweet pizza with streusel topping !


















Kids and adults will love this Strawberry Streusel Pizza. You can make them in mini quiche tins or in a bigger quiche tin.  I made them into small quiche tins for Claire ( I promised Claire's daughter that I will make some for her too ) and a bigger one for WB and myself.  You can snack on it with a cup of hot coffee after dinner ....or as a breakfast food to sweeten your day.  That was what I did with the extra.  Took 2 slices to office and ate them for my breakfast to start the day .  A sweet day indeed and it put a smile on my face :)  a simple sweet pizza . You can add any fresh fruits of choice ...raspberry or cranberry or even apple to the thin crust pizza.  The beautiful part is that it uses a thin crust pizza dough for the base , making it not so filling.  Just great for dessert or snacking :)   I saw this on Lena's blog but she uses pineapple instead of strawberry which is the original recipe. It would be great to use pineapple too besides those that I mentioned above.










highland strawberries are in season..to my delight
sweetish with a slight tangy aftertaste










a simple and easy to prepare fruit pizza...
my streusel topping was a bit wet I guess :p

















the strawberries were big and juicy...
sweetish with just a slight tangy aftertaste :)

















this cheesy and sweet pizza is a real treat for us
and this is a keeper too if you want to serve
something light and yet delicious

















love these mini ones too...great as gifts for friends
and relatives... 

















great idea to bring this for pot bless :)

















the thin crust makes this pizza crisp and great while
taken still warm from the oven :)

















a luscious slice is not enough for me :p
I ate 2 slices for dessert and 2 for
breakfast the next day...the rest taken
up by WB......and that kept him silent for the time being LOL!


Strawberry Streusel Pizza  ( adapted from 500 Pizzas & Flatbreads )


Basic thin pizza base

175 g  ( 6oz ) plain flour
200 g  (7oz) strong white bread flour
5 ml ( 1 tsp ) sugar
5 ml ( 1 tsp ) easy-blend/ instant  dried yeast
5 ml ( 1 tsp ) salt

22ml ( 1.5 tbsp ) extra virgin olive oil
225 ml ( 8 fl oz ) very warm water

To prepare the pizza, combine flours. Mix 225 g ( 8 oz ) flour with  the sugar, yeast, and salt in bowl of standing mixer. Set aside. Combine olive oil and warm water. With paddle attachment, slowly stir the wate and oil into the flour mixture until well combined. Mix in the remaining flour.

Change to dough hook attachment and knead on low for 4 to 5 minutes, until dough comes together as a ball and is smooth and elastic. If not using a standing mixer, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand for about 10 minutes.

Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and cover with clean paper towel. Set aside in a warm spot for 1 1/2 to 3 hours, until dough has almost doubled in volume.

Once dough has risen, use a sharp knife to divide the ball into 3 equal pieces. Shape each into a ball and flatten to form a disc. using fingers or rolling pin, stretch out each disc to 30 cm ( 12 in ) rounds, which is very thin - about 2mm ( 1/12 in )

Prepare the streusel pizza - serves 4-6 


1/2 recipe basic thin pizza base

topping:


115g ( 4 oz ) cram cheese, softened
1 large egg yolk
1.25ml ( 1/4 tsp) vanilla essence
7.5 ml ( 1.5 tsp ) sugar
75 g (  3 oz ) fresh strawberries, hulled

streusel :


60 g ( 2.5 oz) light brown sugar
25 g ( 3 oz ) unsalted butter, melted
15 ml ( 1 tbsp ) plain flour

Preheat oven to 200°C ( 400°F / Gas Mark 6 )


Line a 30 cm ( 12 in ) pizza pan with baking paper. Roll pizza dough out to a 30 cm ( 12 in ) round and place in pan. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla and sugar. Stir until smooth.

In a small bowl, combine all the streusel ingredients until you have a crumbly mixture. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the pizza base, top with strawberries and sprinkle with streusel.

Place on middle rack or preheated oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the base is baked and the streusel topping is crunchy. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Have a great sunshine weekend :)



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16 comments:

  1. Hi Elin (: the pizza look so soft and delicious! would like to invite you to join aspiring bakers (: have fun! (:

    http://thesweetylicious.blogspot.com/2011/06/aspiring-bakers-8-bread-seduction.htm

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  2. are you kidding me, this is right up my alley and so delish looking.

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  3. Love it! Especially the addition of the streusel along with the strawberries! Perfect summer treat!

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  4. I love new cookbooks! This pizza looks fantastic :) Anything with strawberries in the summer is such a winner :) Wishing you a fantastic summer weekend!

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  5. I love cookbooks! They have to be my favorite thing to get! These look wonderful! Anything with a streusel top is extra yummy!

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  6. Looks so delicious!
    Lots of berries coming into season now...

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  7. I love these streusel pizzas, look fantastic, gloria

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  8. I love buying new cookbooks. I'm like a kid in a candy store every time I visit the bookstore downtown.

    Your pizza sounds so good, first i thought you made strawberry tarts :)))

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  9. Oh looks so yummy! I like the way you bake them in individual moulds!

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  10. This fruit pizza looks great! Banana pizza is very popular in Brazil... this sounds just as amazing!

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  11. elin, i love that cream cheese base so much and it's lovely that you baked them in minis!

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  12. I would be one happy camper if someone brought me a slice of this....it looks amazing. As much as I love pizza and sweets...I've never combined the two...this much change. ;)

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  13. Hi guys...glad that most of you love this sweet pizza dessert :) It is delicious...seriously so do try it out when you fancy something sweet :)

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  14. Elin, you have made some dainty sweet mini pizzas fit for the Queen! Strawberries make everything look more lovely isn't it?

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  15. Veronica...hahaha yup strawberries is the way to my heart too :p

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  16. Yum! I love anything with strawberries and I could eat pizza any day of the week :) This looks like a perfect little dessert on a summers night

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