12.09.2009

Pizza my love- Chanterelle and truffle cheese pizza

{these babies were almost mistaken for trash LOL}
{homemade pizza crust}
{truffle cheese nirvana! Check out those truffle bits}
{finished product!}

Now that grad school is behind me for the remainder of the year, I can finally put away the instant ramen and microwave dinners and actually put together a decent homemade meal. My long hiatus from the kitchen caused me to get a little carried away at Whole Foods, but in the end it was sooooo worth it. After I fell hard for truffles (first on our trip to Seattle, and later on our visit to the French Laundry), I decided to re-create Tom Douglas's Truffle Cheese pizza from his infamous Seattle pizzeria "Serious Pie". From what I remember, every bite was nothing short of perfection. The crust had just the right crisp to it, while the truffle cheese and chanterelles came together in harmony to form a melt in your mouth nirvana. It's THAT good I tell you. Anyways, so yeah If I was going to make a pizza, I had to be sure it had 1. truffle cheese and 2. Chanterelle mushrooms, which both unfortunately come at a steep cost, weighing in at $32.99 per lb. I almost had a heart attack when D asked me if these "rotten looking mushrooms" could be thrown out along with the other garbage for tomorrow's trash day. To my horror, when I looked up he was holding the bag of Chanterelles. It's funny now, but I'm sure it wouldn't be had he thrown it away. I'm happy to report that my attempt to recreate the best pizza ever was pretty successful. We've eaten it for two nights straight, and now I think I'm on some kind of truffle high!


The recipe is simple:

I used this fool-proof (and I say this because I was able to make it) thin crust recipe courtesy of Kitchn.

  • 1/2 cup good quality mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup truffle cheese (the non-goat cheese kind)
  • 1/2 lb chanterelles

1. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees
2. Lightly grease your pizza pan with vegetable oil then set your crust on top
3. Sauté your Chanterelles with olive oil in a pan on medium high heat for approximately 4 minutes.
4. Top your pizza with the Chanterelles, add a pinch of salt
5. Sprinkle 1/4 c of mozzarella, followed by 1/4 c of truffle cheese shavings on top
6. If you're feeling crazy, add a dash of truffle oil

Bake for 10 minutes until golden, and voila! Enjoy =)

D and I like it with plenty of red hot pepper flakes!


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xoxo

10 comments:

  1. It sounds totally wonderful! Thank goodness you stopped him in time from throwing that out! Can you even imagine? Stopping over from SITS. So nice to meet you tonight!

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  2. Yummy! I want some pizza now.

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  3. Oh my oh my! I am completely full from dinner and yet drooling over this pizza! Thx for sharing! I love mushrooms and looooove truffles! Will need to try this! Have you tried truffle salt? Its my little guilty pleasure which doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Love it over roasted asparagus!

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  4. My my my... I have to look away or else, I'm going to be super tempted and just break my diet (again) hahaha.

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  5. thanks for sharing dear! i will definitely have to try this...once school is over for me, of course!

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  6. Oh my gosh, it's breakfast time and my mouth is watering for this pizza lol!

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  7. OMG -- this looks AMAZING! I swear I have not cooked [tv dinners so do not count] in at least 3 months! Horrible right?!

    I need to get a move on it.

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  8. I LOVE LOVE pizza and this looks simply delicious. Living in FL is kind of hard to find a good place for decent pizza, but I finally found one last week locally.. Now I'm hungry!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by:)
    xoxo

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  9. I love Chantarelles. I would never think to put them on pizza...great idea.

    Sometimes I buy Chantarelles in Costco and a big package costs under $10.

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