Posted on: 22 October 2015
Indulging in a wood-fired pizza straight from a real pizza oven is always a treat. Fresh tomatoes, stringy cheese, and fragrant basil are always going to be a dynamite combination. But if you're a real pizza connoisseur, you might want to take your pizza loving to the next level. If you are lucky enough to have a pizza oven in your home or garden, you can experiment with different kinds of bases and toppings – including sweet choices. That's right, pizzas can be dessert too. Here are five dessert pizza ideas that you will want to try straight away.
Strawberry and mascarpone pizza. Summer is the season of strawberries and cream, but you don't have to stick to the classic combination in a bowl – you can put them on top of a pizza as well. Whip up some whipping cream with mascarpone, icing sugar, and lemon peel until it is fluffy. Spread over a cooled pizza base, and add chopped strawberries. Basil compliments strawberries very well, so this is a classic pizza ingredient that you could choose to tear on top if you wish.
Apple pizza. Fresh apples are another classic summer flavour, and they can make a great pizza topping. In fact, you can think of this sweet treat as something between a pizza and a tarte tatin. Slice up your apples and fry them lightly in a pan with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. This will create a caramel gloss all over the apples that is perfect when spread on top of a warm pizza base. A scoop of vanilla ice cream on the top of the apples is pretty great addition.
Chocolate. Of course, it wouldn't be possible to mention dessert pizzas without talking about chocolate. This pizza requires zero culinary expertise. Spread your favourite chocolate hazelnut spread over the base liberally and dot with chocolate chips and broken up pieces of hazelnut. It should only take one minute to cook in a hot pizza oven, and the result is heavenly. If you are not a fan of nuts, you can substitute them for raisins, marshmallows, or even more chocolate.
For all of these sweet pizza ideas, you can experiment with putting different things in the dough as well. Brown sugar will give your dough a caramel taste and an interesting brittle texture. You can also experiment with spices and flavourings inside the dough such as cinnamon and vanilla.Share