Monday, August 29, 2011


pizza dough
thick cut bacon, chopped and cooked until crisp
fresh corn, shucked, grilled or roasted and removed from the cob
ricotta cheese
Leek Soubise (recipe below)

Leek Soubise:
2 tablespoons butter
2 medium sized leeks, split sown the middle, washed, cut into 1/4-inch thick half moons
(discard most of the green parts of the leeks)
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups whole milk

Melt the butter in a large sauté pan. Add the leeks and cook slowly until they have wilted down a bit, 10-15 minutes. Add the milk and cream and cook, uncovered on low heat until the milk has evaporated and the mixture is thick and creamy. This should take about 45 minutes to an hour. Add salt to taste. The original recipe says to blend the leeks once cooled, but I wanted texture, so I didn't puree the leeks.

Assemble pizza: Place pizza stone on bottom rack of the oven (if you have one). Preheat oven to 500. Shape pizza dough into desired shape and place on a floured and cornmeal dusted cookie sheet that has been flipped upside down. Spread a layer of the leek soubise on the pizza dough, next the corn, followed by spoonful’s of ricotta and last, but of course not least, the bacon. If you don't have a pizza stone, place cookie sheet (with pizza on it) on the bottom rack of the oven and bake until crust is golden brown. If you have a pizza stone, very quickly slide the pizza from the cookie sheet to the pizza stone. Bake pizza until crust is golden brown.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Breanna, Breanna's Recipe Box, July 21, 2011

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