Sunday, June 14, 2020

Baby Heirloom Tomato Burrata Pizza with Basil Pesto

Its been WAY likewise long since I’ve made a homemade pizza. I used to brand them fairly frequently, on Fridays or for a weekend process, merely its been months since I made i. After tasting this i, things definitely involve to alter. First of all, I’ve never used burrata on a pizza. I ever function mozzarella or fontina, merely It’sec INSANE.

The creamy burrata almost makes a thick cheesy sauce when it melts in addition to it is absolutely to cash in one's chips for. The other fabulous thing virtually this pizza is that the crust is whole wheat together with it doesn’t demand ascension! I ever hate waiting the hr and a one-half for dough to ascent just this one is perfection without it. #firstworldproblems.

The crust is brushed with a garlic infused crude that takes ii minutes to make, and it takes this pizza to the adjacent degree. The garlicky rock oil mixed with the creamy burrata is nix brusk of magical.

I likewise save the remaining half of the garlic crude for crust-dipping purposes. SO adept.

This dough is super uncomplicated also, because of the fourth dimension saving nature of it. I make the dough get-go, in addition to let it sit down spell I’m prepping the residual of the ingredients. No rise time required! You can if you lot’d like, but it’sec non necessary at all.

If yous desire to brand the dough ahead of fourth dimension, I’d let it rising for an 60 minutes and a half, as well as so stick it inward the fridge for after function. I used whole wheat flour inwards this, and simply a trivial all use, simply you could function all whole function or white whole wheat if you prefer it!

My regular dough that I’ve shared on the web log in the past is a niggling more than focaccia-y as well as fluffy than this dough. This i is nearly a cross betwixt a sparse crust too a hand tossed which I LOVE. I think it’sec my new go-to.
The chunky basil pesto. Oh my. You don’t require a food processor for this i, simply chop upwardly all the pesto ingredients together with stir them together! I dear it because it’sec ane less dish to make clean. I honey experimenting with different pesto ingredients, just this 1 is merely nearly equally classic equally you can go. Basil, garlic, pine nuts, parm, a fiddling lemon, in addition to olive crude oil. Sometimes the simplest things are the best.


Baby Heirloom Tomato Burrata Pizza with Basil Pesto


Main, Pizza

Prep Time 35 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Total Time 1 hr

Servings 2 -four

Author Molly (Spices inward My deoxyribonucleic acid)


  • For the CRUST:

  • three/iv
    warm water

  • i
    active dry out yeast

  • 1

  • ane 1/2
    whole wheat flour

  • one/2
    all use flour

  • i i/two
    table salt

  • i
    olive fossil oil

  • For the PIZZA:

  • one
    fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

  • half-dozen
    garlic, minced

  • 2
    pine nuts, finely chopped

  • 1/4
    freshly grated parmesan cheese

  • zest of i/2 a lemon

  • juice of ane/ii a lemon

  • one/4
    table salt

  • ane/four

  • 4
    olive rock oil, divided

  • 1/2
    babe heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • ii
    balls (eight oz.) burrata cheese

  • extra grated parm

  • extra chopped fresh basil for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 450℉. Begin past making the dough. Add warm H2O, yeast, and love to a big bowl. Stir too allow sit for five minutes until bubbles course at the meridian. Add both flours, salt, too olive oil together with stir until it starts to class a dough.

  2. Work it together using your hands onto a make clean, dry countertop dusted alongside flour to preclude sticking. Knead for five minutes until dough is shine as well as elastic. Form dough into a ball and place dorsum inwards bowl and cover with a dish towel. Set aside.

  3. Make the garlic petroleum. Heat three T. of olive oil over medium rut as well as add together half of the chopped garlic. Sauté, swirling the pan around frequently, for ii minutes or until fragrant. Remove from estrus together with gear up aside.

  4. Make the pesto. Combine basil, the remaining one-half of the chopped garlic, the pine nuts, parmesan, lemon juice and zest, common salt, pepper, as well as remaining tablespoon of olive oil inwards a pocket-size bowl. Stir to combine.

  5. Lightly flour the countertop. Turn the dough out onto the countertop, in addition to purpose heel of your hand to press too stretch the dough out into a big rectangle form (or circle if yous accept a pizza stone) until it'second nearly a 1/4-inch thick or less. If yous want a super sparse crust, yous tin use a rolling pivot, merely it isn't necessary.

  6. Put the dough onto a parchment lined baking sail (I too rubbed the parchment amongst a piffling olive petroleum). Brush alongside near one-half of the garlic fossil oil. Next, tear the balls of burrata into pieces onto the pizza dough. Then, set the tomatoes on elevation. Next, sprinkle on the pesto. Top it amongst a trivial extra grated parm.

  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until gold around the edges and the cheese starts to get bubbly together with golden besides. Mine was perfect at 24 minutes. Let cool for several minutes earlier slicing. Top amongst extra chopped fresh basil together with bask!

Recipe Notes

*I beloved saving the remaining garlic crude to dip the crust inward!

crust adapted from the kitchn.


I’m thinking this needs to hap every Fri night…who’sec amongst me?!