Zucchini flower pizza

If you follow me on instagram, you know I’ve been traveling Namibia for the last couple of weeks and that I had a great time. The views, the animals, the space, the blue skies, every thing was beautiful. I would go back in an instant!

If you don’t follow me on instagram, here is a sample of the pics.

 

Anyway I am now back, and one of the first meals I had back here in the US was pizza with zucchini flowers. Quite delicious and perfect to use some of that delicious garden bounty that comes around this time of the year.

Zucchini Flowers Pizza

Zucchini flower pizza

Ingredients

    For the dough
  • 1 lb flour
  • 1 and 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pinch activated dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • For the topping
  • 15-20 zucchini flowers
  • 3-5 oz muenster cheese (or other mild melting cheese)
  • 8-12 anchovies
  • oil

Directions

    For the dough
  1. Mix the flour and the yeast and add the salt and 1 cup of the water. Mix well and add as much of the remaining water as you need to get a soft dough.
  2. Place the dough in a bowl, cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for 8 hours outside or 24 hours in the fridge.
  3. About 1 hour before eating, gather the dough in a ball, stretch it and fold it in three. Repeat a couple of time waiting about 5 minutes in between.
  4. If you have it place a pizza stone in the oven, if you don't a cookie sheet turned upside down will do the job. Turn on the oven at the maximum (for me 550F) and wait for it to come to temperature.
  5. Cut the dough in two and spread and stretch it as thin as you can. Take the stem off the zucchini flowers and spread on the pizza. Add the anchovies thorn in little pieces, top with the thinly sliced cheese and a drizzle of oil.
  6. Place the pizza on a pizza peel and slide on the pizza stone (or cookie sheet) in the hot oven and cook until the crust is golden brown (3-7 minutes). I find a piece of parchment paper helps with the sliding the pizza on and off the pizza peel and stone.

 

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4 Responses to Zucchini flower pizza

  1. Just joined Instagram but I missed your photos. Will look for them today!

    Lovely pizza—what a nice homecoming. Zucchini flowers are the best, too bad they’re so hard to fine. (At least around these parts!)

    • PolaM says:

      Here you find them at the farmers’ market in the right season, but they tend to be a bit bitter so you have to be careful to remove all the greener parts…

  2. ZazaCook says:

    Nice pictures from Namibia!
    And this zucchini flower pizza is fantastic and looks delicious.

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