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Fig Blue Cheese Pizza
no-knead pizza dough for one pizza ( see recipe below)
4-5 fresh Black Mission figs sliced
1/2 cup Point Reyes Blue Cheese, crumbled ( or any other good quality blue cheese)
1/4 cup grated parimigano reggiano
2 -3 slices San Daniele proscuitto, in strips
Make pizza as directed below. Before baking , top the dough with figs, blue cheese and grated cheese. Bake as directed. Before serving add the strips of proscuitto.
No-Knead Pizza Dough
Adapted from Jim Lahey, Co., as featured on "Tasting Table"
Makes four 12-inch pizza crusts
Time: About 1½ hours plus 14 to 20 hours’ rising
3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting
¼ teaspoon instant yeast (such as SAF brand)
1½ teaspoons salt
1½ cups water
1. In a large bowl, mix the flour with the yeast and salt. Add the water and stir until blended (the dough will be very sticky). Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rest for 12 to 24 hours in a warm spot, about 70°.
2. Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and lightly sprinkle the top with flour. Fold the dough over on itself once or twice, cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes.
3. Divide the dough into 4 pieces and shape each piece into a ball. Generously sprinkle a clean cotton towel with flour and cover the dough balls with it. Let the dough rise for 2 hours.
4. Stretch or toss the dough into the desired shape, cover with toppings and bake on top of a very hot pizza stone or on a oiled baking sheet in a 500 degree F oven for about 8 to 10 minutes until dough is cripsy and golden brown.