jamie olivers red grape pizza with honey, rosemary and pecorino
Added by faerdder | Fri 24 Apr 2009 @ 08:56
i used Harz cheese instead of pecorino but i do now think you should really use a more authentic cheese (like pecorino is) for this recipe!
• 1½ x 7g sachets of dried yeast
• 5 teaspoons runny honey
• 310ml tepid water
500g white bread flour (plus extra for dusting)
• a generous pinch of salt
• a few sprigs of fresh rosemary
• a couple of glugs of olive oil
• two handfuls of red grapes
• 50g pecorino cheese
Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. Dissolve the yeast with a teaspoon of the honey in half the water and put to one side. Mix the flour with a good pinch of salt and shape into a pile on a clean work surface.
Make a well in the centre and, when the yeast and honey mix has frothed up, pour it into the well and mix gradually with the flour until it’s all soaked up. Pour on the rest of the tepid water and mix in all the flour to make a nice, moist, soft dough. Place in a clean bowl, cover with cling film and leave in a warm place for 15 minutes or so.
Meanwhile, bash the rosemary in a pestle and mortar, add a little olive oil and bash again. Cut the grapes in half and put to one side.
When the dough has doubled in size, place it on the work surface and knead until smooth. Cut the dough into 4 pieces, knead each piece again briefly and shape them into 4 small pizzas.
Brush the pizzas with the bashed rosemary sprigs, leaving them smeared with rosemary oil, then scatter with the halved red grapes. Drizzle each pizza with a teaspoon of honey, and, finally, shave some pecorino over the top.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until the pizza bases are cooked and the cheese is bubbling and melted.