Spring is finally here which means our local farmer’s markets are soon to be full of the best seasonal spring & summer veggies. This farmer’s market pizza is inspired by all of the good food now coming into season. We went all out & even made our own fresh mozzarella, but any fresh cheese available at your local farmer’s market will surely be delicious.
makes 2 doughs
1 cup + 2 tsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
For the pizza:
makes 2 pizzas
2 tbsp + 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
1 tbsp basil, chopped
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup fresh mozzarella
1/2 cup mushrooms of your choice
5 asparagus spears, shaved
1. Begin by making the pizza dough -the dough will need at least 3 to 4 hours to rest & rise so make sure to plan ahead. To make the dough, begin by preparing the active dry yeast according to the package directions and then set aside. Next, combine all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl followed by the extra virgin olive oil and yeast mixture. Mix all of the ingredients together well and then let rest for 15 minutes.
2. Next, knead the dough for several minutes. Cut the dough into 2 separate pieces & cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise for 3 to 4 hours on your countertop -or 8 to 12 hours in your refrigerator.
3. Once your dough has risen, roll it out on a well floured surface. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine the fresh herbs and salt with the extra virgin olive and stir. Using this mixture as a pizza sauce, use a spoon to spread it over the rolled out dough. Top with small pieces of mozzarella, mushrooms and asparagus and bake in the oven on a pizza stone for 8-10 minutes or until the pizza reaches desired color.
4. Allow to cool, then serve with a glass of wine & a smile.