Creative Cooking Italian Recipe

Justin's Pictorial Chocolate Tiramisu Pizza

Recipe Introduction

This recipe combines two famous italian dishes into one fantastic dessert dish! I made this dish in April during Creative Cooking Class with my group. The reason I chose this dish is because tiramisu was always a very important dish in my family and why not add pizza crust with it? The sweetness of the tiramisu and the saltiness of the pizza crust created a very sophisticated taste with each bite.

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6-8 Servings
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Ingredients and Equipment

12 ounces mascarpone cheese
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup brewed espresso, cooled, plus more as needed
1 prebaked pizza shell
Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting

Pizza:

I cup of warm water, about 110 degrees

1 packet dry yeast

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 1/4 cups pf flour

1/2 teaspoon salt


Equipment:

Food processor

Kitchen Aide Mixer

Medium Pizza pan

Steam pot (to brew coffee)

Pizza Cutter

Cutting Board

Oven

Two medium Bowls

Rolling pin

Method

Pizza: To the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, add the warm water and yeast and sugar and stir to dissolve the yeast. Add the olive oil, flour, and salt. Mix on high speed until the dough comes together and climbs up the dough hook. remove the dough from the mixer and place on floured surface. Form dough into a smooth ball shape. Place the dough into a slightly greased bowl and cover with a clean towel. Place in a warm draft free place for 30-45 minutes or until the dough doubles in size. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll to desired size. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

Tiramisu: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.


In a food processor, whip the mascarpone cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth and creamy. Add espresso, process until mixture is creamy and spreadable. Add a bit more espresso if mixture is too stiff.

Spread the tiramisu filling over baked pizza shell. Create a dappled effect by first dusting the cheese liberally with cocoa powder, followed by a very light dusting.

Place on a baking sheet in the oven just until slightly warm.

Comments

After carrying out the Tiramisu Pizza, there was a many steps and yields that I would like to change. First, instead of using 12 ounces of mascarpone, I would recommend using 18 ounces of mascarpone cheese. Also, with the cheese I would add 2/3 cups of confectioners' sugar instead of 1/3. This is the most important change, when taking out the pizza crust please let the crust sit for at least 20 minutes on a cooling rack and then put the tiramisu filling. Lastly, I would add whip cream for garnish and strawberries for added taste!