Recipe: Pink Lady apples feta and pine nut pizzas
7:00am Sunday 24th February 2013 in Freetime
Make your homemade pizzas any rustic shape or size you like depending on the occasion. Small is great for drinks nibbles. Serve with sparkling wine and Pink Lady apple juice spritzers.
Makes: 24 x 6cm
Preparation time: 15 minutes plus 20 - 35 minutes rising
Cooking time: 10 minutes
200g Type 00 flour (plain pasta flour) plus extra for dusting
7g easy blend dried yeast
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp caster sugar
2 tsp olive oil
125ml lukewarm water
For the topping
2 Pink Lady apples each cut into 8, cored and sliced thinly
2 tbsp water
40g Parmesan freshly grated
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
150g Feta cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp extra virgin oil
What to do:
Scatter a little of the flour over a clean surface and put the rest in a bowl with the yeast, salt and sugar and mix together. Make a well in the centre and add the oil and most of the warm water (if it’s too stiff add the rest) Bring the mixture together and tip onto the floured surface and knead until smooth and silky.
Form into a ball and put into an oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth and put in a warm place to rise for about 35 minutes to double in size.
Meanwhile put the apple into a wide pan and add 2 tablespoons of water. Cook covered on a medium heat for 4 minutes, uncover and cool.
Preheat the oven to Gas mark 6/200C/fan oven 170. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and cut into quarters, knead briefly, cut each piece into 6 and form each into a ball and put onto 2 lightly oiled baking trays. Push and ease each ball into roughly a 6cm round.
Mix the grated parmesan with the parsley and add a little to the top of each pizza.
Divide the apple between them and crumble over the feta. Scatter over the pinenuts, pepper and spoon over a little oil. Bake for about 10 minutes until golden and crispy.
Submitted by www.pinkladyapples.co.uk