Whole Wheat Pizza with Truffle Oil

Truffle oil is made from infusing olive oil with truffles. I had some truffle oil that had been sitting in the cupboard for a while. So I was thinking of some ways to use this up. You don’t cook with truffle oil because then essentially you are just left with very expensive olive oil. You can use truffle oil as a drizzle on pasta or salad to give it that distinctive taste. It is an expensive item as the main ingredient truffle, is very hard to find. That said, there is some controversy about how much truffle is actually present in truffle oil and that it might be a big con. This pizza is made with whole wheat so it will not rise the way pizzas with AP flour does. However it is a healthier version of the regular pizza with very little extra ingredients. You can use store bought Alfredo sauce if you do not want to do the sauce from scratch @sarchakra

Pizza Crust Ingredients

  • Olive oil 1 tbsp
  • Whole wheat flour 2 cups
  • Instant yeast 1 sachet
  • Sugar 1 tbsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Warm water 1 cup ( 110°F)

Pizza Crust Method

  • In a small bowl whisk together warm water, yeast, 1 tbsp olive oil and sugar till smooth. Let it rest for 5 mins.
  • In a large bowl mix together whole wheat flour and salt. Use a hand mixer to slowly add the water mixture till a soft dough forms. Take the dough on a floured surface on the kitchen worktop and knead the dough for a few minutes till it becomes smooth and pliable.
  • Grease the bowl and put the dough back in it covering the bowl with cling wrap. After 2 hours or so it should double in side. Divide the dough in two and put it back again in the bowl covered. After 20 mins or so it should become double the size. We will use one of the doughs so cling wrap the other one and pop it in the fridge for another day.

Alfredo Sauce Ingredients

  • Butter 1 tbsp
  • Cream 1 cup
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper 2 tsp
  • Nutmeg 1 tsp

Alfredo Sauce Method

  • In a non stick pan add butter.
  • Add cream and cheese. Combine till smooth.
  • Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Remove.

Assembly

  • Cheddar cheese ¼ cup
  • Spinach a handful
  • Truffle oil 1 tbsp
  • Alfredo sauce ¼ cup
  • Basil 2 tsp

Method

  • Heat oven to 450ºF.
  • With a fork, prick the pizza crust all over. Spread Alfredo sauce on it.
  • Top with spinach and cheddar cheese. Sprinkle some chopped basil.
  • Cook in the oven for 15 mins rotating once half way through. Drizzle truffle and serve.
Rapid yeast solution
The dry ingredients
Mixing the dough
Kneading the dough
Letting it rise
Dividing the dough and letting it rise
Kneading again
Spreading the dough thinly
Topping with Alfredo sauce, basil and spinach
Topping with cheddar
Drizzling with truffle oil
Closeup
Whole Wheat Pizza with Truffle Oil is ready

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