Callum's Wood Fired Pizza13 September 2017,
Nothing beats homemade pizza—so put down your takeaway and give this recipe a go.
CALLUM'S PIZZA BASE
1.25 kg strong baker's flour
4.5 grms fresh yeast
800 ml of warm water
30 grms of salt
Mix flour, yeast and water. Beat in Kitchen Aid for approximately 2 minutes.
When the mixture looks shiny and sounds squishy, add salt and mix. Squirt in olive oil.
Form dough into 250 grms balls. Rest in fridge overnight.
CALLUM'S PUMPKIN AND GORGONZOLA PIZZA TOPPING
50g of Gorgonzola
Large ball of Fior Di Latte
Salt to taste
Place a large slice of pumpkin in the oven—one slice per pizza being prepared—preheated at 200 degrees until soft. Remove skin and allow to cool.
Roast pinenuts on a dry silver tray in oven at approximately 200 degrees until golden brown. Pay attention to roasting as the pine nuts can burn easily.
Stretch base and place on wooden pizza paddle covered with semolina. Pizza paddles ensure base can be transferred easily to wood fired oven or pizza stone
Spread a large handful of shredded mozzarella evenly across the base—enough to cover it. Use your hands to break the pumpkin into large bit size chunks and place around the base: spread pieces over the base so that each slice has a near-even split of all ingredients.
Break up the gorgonzola and scatter over base.
Cook on pizza stone until base is charred and chewy.
Remove from oven and top with a good scattering of rocket leaves.
Break half a large ball of Fior Di Latte over the pizza, and a handful of the roasted pine nuts.
Add olive oil and salt to taste.
Enjoy a slice of Callum's Pizza with a glass of our 2018 Vermentino.
Big thanks to Callum, Janelle and the team at Bank Street Wood Fired Pizza and Garden in Avenel for letting me share their secret recipe.