11 September 2011

Heirloom Tomato & Cheese Pizza

A pizza made from my many treats from the ferry building farmer's market. I made it a few days ago and my dad is making it again as I type, so I would say the recipe is a winner.
Don't you love these tomatoes? I always have loved the look of heirloom tomatoes but these ones being so small, the biggest one being about the size of a fig, I kinda love them more. They were from the market stall of the nice man who sold me the most precious little strawberries, a pie post made with them to come soon. I don't think that all the vendors at the farmer's market realize that if you are nice to the customers they will buy so much more from you. One stall that just sold apples, albeit their prices were a bit lower than some others and their apples looked amazing, the worker was rude as heck so I won't shop from them again. But the lovely man who sold me these tomatoes, I went back to three times, proves something right?
The cheese is this recipe are a bit ferry building farmers market specific, but just substitute them for anything similar or do a google search to find a similar cheese. 
When making the pizza dough, it doesn't really rise that much. The recipe says to rise till it has doubled in size, but that never happened for me. Even after an additional hour of rising. I put the dough, in the bowl & covered with the towel, in the oven on 'warm' for about half an hour at the end of the rising time. That seemed to help somewhat but it still was not nearly doubled in size. So don't worry, it still tastes fantastic and it was a really thin crust, which I have always found hard to achieve at home. 
Dough recipe from Country Living

12 comments:

Shokoofeh said...

Oh yum that pizza!

athena said...

how cute is that pizza knife! awesome pics.

Katie said...

I would eat this with great, great gusto. Tomatoes are the best!

Ruth said...

Oh yum. That is my kind of food. :-)

movitabeaucraft said...

Oh my. This looks screen-lickingly good!

Marynika said...

Wow. Looks delicious! Great pics :)

Erica W. said...

That looks amazing! Heirloom tomatoes are my favorite, both visually and taste-wise. I'm so glad the small ones are becoming more readily available.

Le Salt Lake said...

I will definitely be making this, this weekend.
-Julia

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Pam said...

I adore heirloom tomatoes, and I like the idea of the goat cheese for a special flavor on pizza. And I have always been a fan of barely risen crusts, as I am originally from NYC, home of flat crusts! This looks very delicious.

amy said...

this looks amazing. pizza is by far my favourite savory food!

xxx
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Food Safety Course said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe it's definitely a really good reward for my brother who got his TABC Certification Online last week. But still work on the dough first. I'm not really the cook-type but I'd like to do something special for him.

magi said...

I loved ur images of pizza in ur blogs..
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