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Zippylip 10-14-2010 07:35 AM

Sweet地 hot smoky walnut pesto pizza & bacon-nut pesto pizza, pics
 
With an overabundance of basil due to failure of the tomato crop (thus no sauce to put the basil in), I went with my next favorite use, pesto. Also, substituted walnuts for pine nuts (another surplus situation). Drew a blank on what to top the pie with, so I stayed with the walnut theme & made two varieties of smoked nuts...


First, the pesto: fresh basil, walnuts, garlic, olive oil, locatelli, salt & pepper:

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/081.jpg

All spun together, added to the mozzarella & mixed:

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/094.jpg

For the smoky sweet & hot nuts, coat walnuts in olive oil, cayenne & sugar. For the bacon nuts, coat with olive oil & bacon salt. Set up the cooker for pizza, toss in a little chunk of cherry, spread the nuts out on a pizza screen & give them about 20 minutes at 450 or so, toast知 up a bit & get those seasonings welded on:

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/089.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/090.jpg

When they池e done, crank up the temp & build the pies. First up, the bacon walnut pie:

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/099.jpg

After about 7 minutes on the egg @650:

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/116.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/117.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/118.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/119.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/122.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/125.jpg

Next up, the sweet hot nuts with additional sliced hot red peppers:

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/097.jpg

All done:


http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/108.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/111.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...0Pesto/112.jpg

Finally, the obligatory plain for the boy:

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...%20Two/098.jpg

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l...%20Two/102.jpg

I would say the sweet地 hot nut pie was definitely better, the sweetness & heat of the nuts were a nice contrast to the garlic/saltiness of pesto, the nuts really stood out; the bacon nuts sounded good, but went too far off into the same direction as the pesto so they kind of got lost in the mix, good, but not great.

Have a great weekend all, Marc

bigabyte 10-14-2010 07:41 AM

Looks absolutely amazing!:cool::clap2::thumb:

Phubar 10-14-2010 07:44 AM

I've Phound a new Phriend!
Looks Excellent!

Norcoredneck 10-14-2010 07:54 AM

I had a roommate try to put his nuts on the pizza once, Just kidding. Pizza looks great, nice finish color and great pics.

patwill66 10-14-2010 07:54 AM

Can you share your crust recipe?

Zippylip 10-14-2010 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by patwill66 (Post 1430381)
Can you share your crust recipe?

Indeed, in fact I am working on a photobucket slide show and want to post it. I'm not sure that can be done though, I have not seen a slide show on here as of yet, do you know if it is possible?

The dough is about 3 & 3/4 cups of flour, 1.5 cups of water, 1 teaspoon of yeast & 1 teaspoon of salt. Initially all of the water is slightly mixed with 3 cups of flour, the yeast & salt, & left to stand for 20 minutes, then wet kneaded for 20 minutes, rested again for 20 minutes, then additional flour is incorporated a little bit at a time until the proper consistency is reached, followed by a cold rise of at least 24 hours & up to 4 days. It is an abbreviated version of Verasano's method.

Norcoredneck 10-14-2010 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zippylip (Post 1430390)
Indeed, in fact I am working on a photobucket slide show and want to post it. I'm not sure that can be done though, I have not seen a slide show on here as of yet, do you know if it is possible?
.

Just copy link same as a pic. just let it be known it is a slideshow. Then anyone can click on pic it post and slideshow opens in a seperate window.

gtsum 10-14-2010 02:31 PM

very nice partner! I need to have a better imagination for pies like you have...well done!

Ron_L 10-14-2010 02:32 PM

Holy carp. Zippy! That looks and sounds fantastic!

Plus, you get the "Longest thread title for the day" award! :-D

bluetang 10-14-2010 02:36 PM

Very nice there. I like that incorporation of the ingredients with the cheese.

Zippylip 10-14-2010 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluetang (Post 1430868)
Very nice there. I like that incorporation of the ingredients with the cheese.

bluetang, thanks, and the incorporating works well, gives a more consistent flavor throughout the pie instead of trying to glop the stuff ontop with a spoon

BuckSnort 10-15-2010 08:53 PM

Looks and sounds delicious !!


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