Tonight, me and my workwife Erica got together to study for our final. We planned it out perfectly. Make a meal, study while we cook, study while we eat, study after we eat, drink some, and then have an awesome slumber party.
We went to the store and handpicked our ingredients. I suggested Medici pizza dough. Erica requested a stinkier cheese and arugula. I suggested shiitake mushrooms. It turned out perfect. I mean, come on. Look at this pizza:
1 lb Pizza Dough
1/4 c. Flour
2 c. Baby Arugula
1 1/2 c. Gorgonzola Cheese, crumbled
2 c. Mozzarella Cheese, grated
1/2 c. Parmesan Romano Cheese, grated
1/4 lb Shiitake Mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 medium/large Shallot, diced
1-2 cloves of Garlic, minced
Salt and Pepper to taste
Egg (optional – but really, you are gonna want this egg)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
In a medium saucepan on medium to high heat, pour in some olive oil. Sauté the onions and garlic until the onions become translucent. Then add the shiitake mushrooms until they release majority of their moisture and become fragrant. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Knead out any air bubbles in your pizza dough. Split into two pizzas or leave it as one large pizza. Use your judgement in terms of circumference. You are going to want a denser outside crust and a thinner inside!
Dust a pan with flour and place the dough on top!
First, build a layer with mozzarella cheese and gorgonzola cheese. Then pour onto it, the mushroom mixture! Throw on some more cheese including the parmesan! Season the pizza on top with the dried oregano!
Pop it into the oven for about 20-25 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the cheese gets all bubbly!
If you like it, then you shoulda put an egg on it. If you plan to put an egg on top (don’t screw up like I did and let the egg move all over the sides..) and place it on top of the pizza about 5-8 minutes before the pizza is done cooking. The egg will be ready when all of the egg white is set and some of the yolk starts to set.
Serve and top with some arugula! The best way to eat this is with some prosecco and a CBT study guide and case study. I loved the earthy flavors of the shiitakes with the gorgonzola cheese! You cannot go wrong here.
Happy Finals Week!