I love pizza! And I will eat just about anything on top of the perfect crust. Homemade pizza dough is great, don’t get me wrong, but most nights, I don’t have time to wait for the dough to rise and do its thing. So, I set out to find the best packaged “dough” and the winner was from Trade Joe’s. They sell balls of dough that have already risen once and then are refrigerated until the consumer take’s them home and lets them sit on the counter for 20 minutes before baking. (Some of the best pizza places in town [2 Amy’s and Pizzeria Paradiso] use the method of letting the dough rise once then refrigerating so the dough begins to ferment, giving it a zingy flavor)
So, without any furture ado… A mini-series on my favorite pizza toppings
Caramelized Onion and Blue Cheese Pizza
Topping here include:
Caramelized red onions (slice, then let cook over low heat with a little olive oil and sea salt for about 20-30 minutes)
Crumbled blue cheese
and of course, I always start by giving the dough a quick brushing of olive oil, then a sprinkle of sea salt.