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Pink Pizza

Pink Pizza

Pink Pizza, what is that?! Our oldest son all of a sudden got infected by the ‘I want to cook something myself’ virus. For years, I’ve had this children’s cookbook in the cupboard, waiting for that moment when the kids would be old enough, and willing, to start cooking themselves. I guess this was the moment to get it out. Alright, pick something… I said.

Pink Pizza

Totally engrossed, he searched through the recipes. And then: yes, got it, I want to make this. This… is pink pizza. That was not entirely what I had expected, to be honest. The smoked salmon might have had something to do with this particular choice (he just loooooves smoked salmon).

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In the recipe, they use a boxed mix for ciabatta bread (store brand). And a jar of sliced beetroot in its juice. I hardly ever use ready-made mixes, but as this was my son’s project and he wanted to do as much by himself as possible, I wanted to follow the recipe to the letter and get everything on that ingredient list. Unfortunately, the cookbook’s already a few years old and a few of those specific ingredients were not available anymore (not by that particular store brand). Rethink and adapt.

I want to make this

He wanted to make this recipe so bad. Alright sweetie, we’ll make something up then. I’ve got a great pizza recipe, but I’ve never added (pureed) veggies to the dough. Which meant that we had to experiment a bit with the ratios. It did turn out surprisingly well. For the jar of sliced beetroot, I used whole cooked beets.

Delicious pizza

The end result was an utterly delicious pizza. The pureed beets not only gave the pizza a wonderful pinkish colour, it added a subtle beet root flavour to the dough. As an added bonus, you’ll get an extra fix of veggies with your pizza. Everyone loved it! This pink pizza has to go on the rotation. And no, this pink pizza is not only for girls (the guys in this house will happily vouch for that) ;-).

Ingredients

300 g cooked beetroot (ca. 250 ml pureed)

7 g yeast (1 pouch)

250 ml warm water (not too hot)

700 g spelt flour (500 + 200)

1 tbsp salt

200 g cream cheese

200 g smoked salmon

1 bag of arugula (75 g)

1 shallot, thinly sliced

Instructions

Pour the warm water in a bowl and add the yeast (make sure the water is not too hot). Let proof for 5 minutes.

Puree the beets in a food processor or blender.

Pink Pizza

Pink Pizza

Pink Pizza

Mix the cream cheese with 1 or 2 tablespoons of beet puree and put in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Put the yeast mixture, beet puree and 500 g of the flour in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer and mix well.

Pink Pizza

Add the rest of the flour and the salt and knead until you get an elastic dough. If it’s still too sticky, add a little bit more flour.

Pink Pizza

Pink Pizza

Cover the bowl with cling film and put in a warm place.

Let rise for 20-30 minutes.

By the way, cooking also means cleaning the dishes (while waiting for the dough to rise) ;).

Pink Pizza

Dust the worktop with flour, divide the dough in two and roll into a circle. I made two round pizza’s, but you could also make a sheet pizza. When making two pizza’s the crust will be fairly thick, more like a deep pan pizza. If you’d rather have a thin crust pizza, divide the dough into four and thinly roll it out.

Pink Pizza

Pink Pizza

Pink Pizza

Bake the crusts without any toppings, for about 15 to 20 minutes. The crust might get all puffed up. Pierce it with a knife or a fork to let the air out (be careful, the steam will be hot!).

Take the crust out of the oven and spread the beet-cheese mixture on top.

Pink Pizza

Shred the salmon with your hands and divide over the two crusts.

Scatter the arugula and sliced shallot on top.

Pink Pizza

Pink Pizza

Enjoy!

Love pizza? Give this Spelt Pizza with Chicken Mince, Veggies and Feta a try!

Pink Pizza
Pink Pizza
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Pink Pizza

Servings 2 round pizza's
Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 300 g cooked beetroot (ca. 250 ml pureed)
  • 7 g yeast (1 pouch)
  • 250 ml warm water (not too hot)
  • 700 g spelt flour (500 g + 200 g)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 200 g cream cheese
  • 200 g smoked salmon
  • 1 bag of arugula (75 g)
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Pour the warm water in a bowl and add the yeast (make sure the water is not too hot). Let proof for 5 minutes.

  2. Puree the beets in a food processor or blender.

  3. Mix the cream cheese with 1 or 2 tablespoons of beet puree and put in the refrigerator until ready to use.

  4. Put the yeast mixture, beet puree and 500 g of the flour in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer and mix well.

  5. Add the rest of the flour and the salt and knead until you get an elastic dough. If it’s still too sticky, add a little bit more flour.

  6. Cover the bowl with cling film and put in a warm place.

  7. Let rise for 20-30 minutes.

  8. Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C hot air) and grease two pizza pans.

  9. Dust the worktop with flour, divide the dough in two and roll into a circle. I made two round pizza’s, but you could also make a sheet pizza. When making two pizza’s the crust will be fairly thick, more like a deep pan pizza. If you’d rather have a thin crust pizza, divide the dough into four and thinly roll it out.

  10. Bake the crusts without any toppings, for about 15 to 20 minutes. The crust might get all puffed up. Pierce it with a knife or a fork to let the air out (be careful, the steam will be hot!).

  11. Take the crust out of the oven and spread the beet-cheese mixture on top.

  12. Shred the salmon with your hands and divide over the two crusts.

  13. Scatter the arugula and sliced shallot on top.

  14. Ready to serve!

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6 Comments

  • Reply

    Kreanimo

    February 6, 2018

    Heel bijzonder zo in het roze…
    Gender neutraal opvoeden…😉

    • Reply

      Nicole

      February 6, 2018

      Hahaha, was echt zijn eigen keuze (hier dirigeert de maag ;)). En een goede, want deze combinatie is werkelijk onwijs lekker!

  • Reply

    nicole orriens

    February 9, 2018

    Wat leuk zeg zo’n roze pizza! Dat is weer eens wat anders!

    • Reply

      Nicole

      February 9, 2018

      Ja hè! 🙂

  • Reply

    zebrazonderstrepen

    February 9, 2018

    ziet er heerlijk uit en super gezond!

    • Reply

      Nicole

      February 9, 2018

      Is ook echt zó lekker 😀

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