Pumpkin, Fresh Goats Cheese and Rosemary Pizza

serves: 4

Prep: 1.5 hrs

Cook: 15 mins

ingredients

pizza dough

    • 250g pizza (00) flour
    • Small pinch of salt
    • 35ml olive oil
    • 25 tsp instant dried yeast
    • 125ml (1/2 cup) cold water

pizza topping

    • 800g peeled and diced butternut pumpkin
    • 2 – 3 tbsp. olive oil
    • 1 tsp ground cumin
    • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    • 3 sprigs of rosemary leaves roughly chopped
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 x 1/4 cup Tomato passata or pizza sauce
    • 2 tsp fresh chopped oregano
    • 120g Yarra Valley Cheese Fresh Goats Cheese crumbled
    • 2 tsp dried chilli flakes
    • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

method

    • Preheat oven to 180°C.
    • To make the pizza dough, sift the flour into large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the remaining ingredients. Whisk them together gently using a fork or a spoon. Gradually incorporate the flour. Using clean hands bring the mixture together to form a dough.
    • Transfer to a well-floured benchtop. Knead dough for 5 minutes, stretching as you go. Place the dough back in the bowl. Cover with a clean, damp tea towel. Leave in a warm place to rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
    • Place diced pumpkin onto a baking paper lined oven tray. Drizzle with the olive oil, cumin powder and seeds, rosemary, salt & pepper.
    • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked, but still a little firm.
    • To assemble the pizzas, turn the dough out onto a lightly floured benchtop.
    • Cut the dough in half. Using a rolling pin, roll out each piece of dough into a round 30 cm pizza base. Place each dough onto a pizza tray.
    • Spread the base generously with the passata or pizza sauce. Top with the roast pumpkin, goats cheese, and fresh oregano.
    • Cook the pizzas in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the base is golden and crispy.
    • In a small bowl combine the chilli flakes with the olive oil, stir to combine.
    • Drizzle the chilli oil (or just plain extra virgin olive oil if preferred) over the cooked pizzas and serve.
Fresh Goats Cheese 120g

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