Peach, Baby Bella, Basil, Truffle Oil & Balsamic Pizza (From Scratch!)

Look at this masterpiece. Just look at it. Have you looked at it? Are you done looking at it? I know, me neither.

I love pizza. I don’t feel like I have to explain why, so let’s just leave it at that.
I, TRINE (that’s my name), LOVE PIZZA!

Actually, I had never made a from-scratch-pizza in my life. I knew it was possible, but for some reason it intimidated me, like it would be hard to do or something. I was wrong. You don’t need a big pizzeria oven or even one of those pizza stone things, (although I would LOVE to have one of those) to make delicious pizzas. I didn’t even have a recipe for the base to go after, and it turned out wonderful. The base has a slight crisp to it, which is perfect, if you ask me, and it tastes beautiful.

Okay, one more photo!

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Aaaaaaaaahhhhh…..

The Pizza Base

  • 1 dl spelt flour
  • 1 dl wholegrain flour
  • 1 dl oat flour
  • 1 dl warm water
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt

The Pizza Base Directions

  • Place warm water in a bowl and mix in the dry yeast / leave for 5 minutes
  • Mix in all the other ingredients and knead until smooth
  • Leave to rise for 1 hour under a damp tea towel
  • Place on baking tray with parchment paper
  • Spread out to a rounded shape
  • Top with tomato sauce & toppings
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly browned

The Tomato Sauce

  • 1/2 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 of a large white onion
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pinch of salt

The Tomato Sauce Directions

  • Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat to low/medium and let simmer for 10-30 minutes
  • Smother all over that pizza base like it asked for it

The Pizza Toppings

  • 1 large peach / sliced thinly
  • 5 baby bella mushrooms / sliced thinly
  • 3-5 onion rings / sliced thinly
  • 1 generous drizzle of truffle oil
  • 1 bit of vegan cheese (optional)

Drizzle the finished pizza with a balsamic reduction and throw on some fresh, aromatic basil leaves!

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There is no excuse. A homemade pizza is an achievable goal for 2013. It’s not time consuming, it’s not intimidating, it’s not impossible and it’s never boring!

If you try to make my pizza, please post a photo of it on Instagram and use the #milkingalmonds hashtag, so I can see your beautiful recreations!

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