We love pizza, and I make it often at Henbogle. After lots of taste tests :-) I finally found a dough recipe I really like, but I am fortunate that I can also purchase excellent dough from the Portland Pie Company at a local grocery store.
I sometimes make a red sauce, but often opt a white pizza and toppings. Some of my favorites include:
Marinated artichoke with sun-dried tomatoes and fontina
Parmesan, garlic, pesto and potato (thanks Karen!)
Caramalized leeks with goat cheese
Red pepper & garlic seasoned olive oil, ricotta and spinach or chard
Red pepper & garlic seasoned olive oil, spinach and feta and/or sun-dried tomatoes or roasted red peppers
Red pepper & garlic seasoned olive oil, roasted, marinated red peppers, feta and black pepper topped with arugula salad*
Bacon, cheddar cheese, sliced boiled potatoes, and chives
Sun-dried tomato pesto with parmesan cheese and arugula salad (arugula dressed with lemon and olive oil)*
Veggie special (whatever’s available from the garden)
*The arugula gets tossed on the pizza immediately upon removal from the oven, where it gently wilts.
I don’t have recipes for these pizzas, but they are easy enough to figure out. My strategy is to bake them in a very hot oven on quarry tiles.
Ideas for future pizzas:
Fig, arugula and gorgonzola
Sliced and steamed butternut squash with caramelized onion and Gruyère
Roasted, mashed butternut squash, caramelized onions, gorgonzola and crispy fried sage
Roasted beets, roasted garlic, blue cheese and caramelized onions
Pear, prosciutto, Gorgonzola pizza sprinkled with chopped walnuts & honey
Chorizo and pineapple
Smoked trout and Meyer lemon pizza (gotta get a new Meyer lemon as I killed tree # 2 this summer)
I had a late night at work tonight, but tomorrow I’m determined to try a kale recipe. Look for more info later. In the meantime, share a favorite pizza, please!