It’s pizza time!…uhh..Eggplant pizza time! Why would you ever order an expensive and greasy pizza at a pizza place again, when you can make a super delicious and healthier pizza all by yourself? Alright I’ll be fair, we’re all busy and nearly always in a rush so ordering a pizza is quick and convenient. It might seem that making your own pizza is a lot of work, it really isn’t. A couple of days ago I was sitting here probably writing a new blogpost, and I had this urge to eat a pizza, NOW! Yup, that’s how that goes, When a man needs his pizza, a man needs his pizza. So went making a pizza at 3pm. Perfect timing I say. I’m glad I didn’t need one at 3am.
Making a pizza basically comes down to only thee steps. Put a little flour, instant yeast, warm water and salt pepper & oil together. Knead it for 10 minutes and set it aside to rise. You’ve almost got your eggplant pizza base ready.
Then a super-tasty tomato sauce. Since Worcestershiresauce is one of my favorite condiments my super-tasty pizza sauce can’t go without. Alright here’s the secret. Sauté Fresh tomato, onion & garlic untill fragrant. Then the worcestershiresauce, salt, chillipowder and a splash of balsamic vinegar and water. Let that simmer for a while and that’s that, the little big secret to making this eggplant pizza go beyond tasty!
And then comes the most fun part. The part of being nearly there. The part where your mouth starts watering because of the fragrant sauce and because you just stuffed a slice of the prosciutto in your mouth when nobody was watching! Build it all into the best eggplant pizza you’ve had!
Roll out the risen dough, spread the sauce over the dough and lay thin slices of eggplant to cover the sauce. Then lay out the slices of prosciutto over the eggplant and sprinkle some thin slices of parmezan or grana padano cheese on top. Splash a little oil and over your new friend and put it in the oven right after you added some thyme twigs!
Putting it together
Wait for it…and go!
The smell of fresh baked eggplant pizza….is just…hmmm
Crispy baked thyme gives an extra tasty crunch
Now go! and make this pizza right now! Have fun!
Please leave a comment to let me know if you enjoyed the pizza!
The Eggplant Pizza recipe
- ⅔ cup (160mL) Luke-warm water
- 1 tsp Instant Yeast
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 2¼ cup (170gr) All-purpose flour
- ½ tsp Salt
- 2-3 tbsp Olive oil
- 8 fresh and ripe tomatoes
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- 1 Clove of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp worcestershiresauce
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 4 tbsp Water
- 1 Eggplant
- 8-10 slices of prosciutto di parma
- Fresh Parmezan or Grana Padano cheese
- Fresh thyme
- Olive oil
- Mix together the yeast, sugar and a little bit of the water in a small bowl.
- Mix together the flour and salt in a large bowl, make a small hole and pour in the yeast mixture.
- Add the olive oil and the rest of the water.
- Knead the dough for about 10 minutes untill it sticks like post-it. A little sticky, but comes of the bowl when you pull.
- Set it aside in a warm spot to rise for about 1 hour and start with the next steps.
- Preheat the oven to 430°F (225°C)
- Slice the eggplant in long thin slices
- Cut the dough into two evensized balls
- Sprinkle a little flour on your counter and roll out the 2 risen dough balls to approx. ⅛ inch (3mm) thick and spread out the sauce over the pizza bases.
- Start layering the eggplant all over the base first. ten layer the prosciutto over the eggplant and sprinkle some fresh parmezan cheese on top. Add a few twigs of thyme. Spray a little olive oil over it and you're ready to put in the oven.
- Place the pizza on a sheet with baking paper or on a pizza stone and bake for about 12 to minutes 16 minutes.