Hippie Pizza + video
Two issues spinned in my head after I awakened Wednesday morning. Each have been associated to pizza. I had fallen asleep whereas watching the primary episode of David Chang’s new Netflix collection Ugly Scrumptious. Pizza and authenticity was the theme however the first thought in my head was truly pie. Chang visits a pizza chef in Brooklyn that makes a case for conventional American-Italian toppings however what fascinated me greater than his arguments was that he at all times referred to his pizzas as ”pies”. Apparently they generally try this within the US. Why did I not know that? I’m gonna say pie any more. With a Brooklyn accent. ”Jeetyet? Nah, I’m mad hungry! Do that right here Kale Pie.”
My second thought was that I actually craved pizza (or, ehm, pie)! The true stuff. Wheat + rye, yeast, salt, water and olive oil. With tomato sauce and many cheese. A cheese pie, I assume that Brooklyn chef would name it.
So not too lengthy after breakfast, I whipped up the dough, cooked a tomato sauce and purchased plenty of mozzarella cheese. Whereas the dough was proofing, I made a decision to additionally make a cauliflower pizza base. It’s fairly fast to make, Luise prefers it to the standard base and I assumed ”Higher having an excessive amount of pie than too little” (all my ideas actually had a Brooklyn accent by this level). We have been out of each cauliflower and almond flour so I attempted it with broccoli and rolled oats as a substitute. It labored like a attraction and had a pleasant inexperienced tone (which turned a bit of browner when baked). The flavour was much less candy and extra earthy however held collectively rather well, Higher than our authentic cauliflower base.
We had a jar of spicy inexperienced herb sauce left from our meal prep this week so I used that as sauce and went with the entire inexperienced vibe and added lemony kale as topping. As a substitute of mozzarella, we crumbled feta cheese on high as a result of we have been already far off the standard Italian route. Luise added some chickpeas and sunflower seeds that she tossed in olive oil and sumac and we additionally cracked two eggs on high. Fairly unconventional. But additionally fairly thrilling. It’s a hippie pizza!
When each pizzas have been prepared I had fully misplaced curiosity in that cheese pie that I initially craved (children liked that one although). The hippie pizza was a lot extra attention-grabbing. Actually bursting with taste and spiciness from that inexperienced herb sauce. The kale curled up into chips when baked, the sumac sunflower seeds complemented the crunch and the egg yolks added a pleasant and creamy distinction.
As a result of I fell asleep, I by no means noticed what conclusion David Chang & Co reached relating to authenticity. However on condition that this kale pizza most likely is so far as you possibly can come from la vera pizza Napoletana and it nonetheless was fairly epic, I don’t suppose authenticity is one thing we should always get too occupied by. So long as it tastes good. Ain’t that proper? (nonetheless with Brooklyn accent).
We examined the recipe once more two days in the past to double verify all portions. Whereas we have been at it, we additionally made this video for our youtube channel. Our boys’ preschool was closed in order that they have been house with us serving to out. They liked the cooking half (particularly Isac) however none of them wished to eat it. Partly as a result of the inexperienced sauce was fairly spicy but in addition as a result of kale isn’t their favourite pizza topping. That’s nevertheless what is so nice with pizza, that you could form two pizzas from the identical base. So in case you are cooking for teenagers, make one grownup model with kale and spicy sauce, and an easier one for the children.
That’s it for in the present day. Three weblog posts and three movies in three weeks. We’re on a roll! Now go make your self that pizza.
Hippie Pizza! AKA Kale, Lemon & Egg Pizza on a Broccoli & Oat Crust
Subsequent time we make this I’m going to attempt half the quantity rolled oats and half almond flour for a barely sweeter base.
100 g / 1 cup rolled oats
450 g / 1 lb uncooked broccoli (you should use frozen broccoli as effectively)
1 tsp salt
Spicy Inexperienced Sauce (see recipe under) or pesto or one other inexperienced sauce
2-Three stalks (50 g) kale
four tbsp olive oil
100 ml / 1/Three cup sunflower seeds
1 tsp floor sumac
100 ml / 1/Three cup cooked chickpeas
100 g feta cheese
Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Place the oats in a meals processor and mix till it seems like flour. Discard the thickest a part of the broccoli stem, break up the florets and add to the meals processor. Combine till it has rice-like consistency. Add eggs and salt and pulse till all is mixed. It needs to be extra unfastened and sticky than a conventional pizza dough. Switch to the baking paper and kind right into a pizza base by flattening the dough along with your palms, making the sides barely larger (se video). Pre-bake for 20 minutes or till golden. In the meantime, put together the inexperienced sauce (see recipe under).
Take away the crust from the oven. Unfold the inexperienced sauce on high. Discard the thick stems of the kale, chop it into smaller items and place in a bowl. Drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil, lemon and salt and therapeutic massage the flavour into the leaves. Distribute 2/Three of the kale evenly over the pizza. Stir collectively sunflower seeds, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and sumac and toss over the pizza together with the chickpeas. Crumble feta evenly over the pizza, make wells in between the greens and crack the eggs into them. Bake for 10-15 minutes extra or till the kale is crunchy and the egg whites are agency and the yolks barely runny. Minimize into slices and dig in.
Spicy Inexperienced Sauce
It is a variation on one among our favourite inexperienced sauces. We adapt the herbs to what we now have at house. You may as well change a few of the herbs (however not all) with child spinach to avoid wasting $$$. We like the additional taste that the heated cumin seeds add however in case you need to maintain it easier, simply skip it.
2 tsp cumin seeds (non-compulsory)
1 bunch (20 g / 1 cup) recent parsley
1 bunch (20 g / 1 cup) recent coriander / cilantro
1/Three cup / 80 ml olive oil
1/2 lemon, juice
1 tiny clove garlic
2 tsp maple syrup
6-Eight slices pickled jalapeño (or different inexperienced chili)
Warmth the cumin seeds in a dry skillet for about 1-2 minutes. Add them to a meals processor (or a big pestle and mortar) together with the remainder of sauce substances. Combine, combine combine, style and modify the flavour to your liking.