Saturday, 26 November 2011

Two Pizzas - with Facon and with Chocolate

How do you redeem a disappointing pizza?  Use the leftover pizza dough to make a decadent dessert pizza.  Yes I am afraid last night's experiments with my coconut bacon on pizza weren't as good as they could have been.

Unfortunately I only had enough tomato pizza sauce for Sylvia's pizza so I blended some rocket and walnut to make a pesto for the base of our pizza.  I topped it with marinated artichokes, cherry tomato, coconut bacon (that hadn't been fried) and cheese.  The pesto was too bitter.  Fortunately it left me with hope that if I used a sweeter sauce the coconut bacon might make an excellent pizza topping.

I didn't have much dough leftover but it was enough to spread some nutella on the base and scatter with chocolate melts and raspberries (baked at 190 for 20-25 minutes).  This was so rich that a little went a long way and this pizza was still around at breakfast time the next morning.  It was oh oh so good!

11 comments:

  1. Dessert pizzas covered in nutella make just about every recipe fail better. This looks amazing.

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  2. I nearly didn't come by. The thought of fake bacon and chocolate on one pizza was almost to much to bear in my delicate state after partying last night. I am mightily relieved to see it is actually two seperate pizza. *phew*

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  3. Great idea to make a dessert pizza Johanna! I can remember the last time I had one-it was delicious and I should try and make one at home!

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  4. Love the look of that dessert pizza, inspired idea. Hope the facon works out better next time with a different sauce.

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  5. Teehee, the Melts! At least you got some use out of them :P And you've made me crave artichokes :P

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  6. That picture...I am most impressed that Hannah (above) is craving artichokes as I am taking from this post a very strong craving for chocolate raspberry pizza! This looks absolutely amazing.

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  7. You are so brave, with the dessert pizza.. I don't know if I could get past the mental block :P

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  8. Thanks Joanne - agree completely

    Thanks Jacqueline - glad it wasn't as bad as you feared - I have slightly changed the title of the post to try and show it is not one pizza with facon and chocolate (though I could well imagine a smoky salty chocolate might work!)

    Thanks Lorraine - yes try one at home - they are a great way to treat the last scrap of pizza dough and very easy (I usually do cream cheese instead of nutella but didn't have any)

    Thanks C - I think even a basil pesto might work better with the facon - hope to experiment a bit more

    Thanks Hannah - it seemed fate that I had a few melts left for the pizza - I am not sure what to do with the rest of my jar of artichokes now - any ideas welcome

    Thanks Kari - I too am more likely to crave chocolate raspberry pizza than artichokes :-) highly recommend it

    Thanks Matthew - no not at all brave - you just need to remember that chocolate and bread isn't that odd (think pain au chocolat or brioche with choc chips) - it is really worth getting over your mental block

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  9. Too bad the savoury pizza didn't work out - it looks really good!

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  10. Considering how much I love dessert, it's shocking that I've never made dessert pizza (though I HAVE made tagine, which I now remember--thanks!). The savory one actually looks great--sorry it was a disappointment. I am dying to try that coconut bacon!

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  11. The dessert pizza is such a great idea! :)

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