Asparagus, Artichoke and Prosciutto Pizza

Ingredients

  • 400g highgrade flour
  • 3 teaspoons yeast granules
  • 250ml (1 cup) luke warm water
  • 2 teaspoons sea sallt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato pasta sauce
  • 200g marinated char grilled artichoke hearts
  • 1 generous bunch asparagus spears
  • 100g thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 150g mozarella or bocconcini cheese, sliced
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper

Method

Sift the flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Dissolve the yeast
in the warm water and pour into the well along with the salt and olive oil.
Mix until the dough comes together and then knead for 7 minutes or so until the dough is smooth and elastic.  Place the dough in a lightly oiled
bowl and cover. Place the bowl in a warm place and leave for 1 1/2 hours
or until dough has doubled in bulk. Alternatively you can make dough in your
breadmaker by using the dough setting.
Divide the dough in half and roll out into 2 discs of approximately 28cm in diameter.

Preheat oven to 220 C.
Place one disc on a pizza stone or oiled pizza tray.  Spread with tomato pasta sauce.
Slice artichoke hearts and scatter over.  Slice asparagus spears in half lengthways (if not too thin) and arrange over the pizza. Slice prosciutto slices in half and place over the pizza before covering with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.  Sprinkle with a generous grind of black pepper and bake for 12-15 minutes until crust is golden and firm and the cheese bubbling.

Use the remaining pizza base for a garlic pizza bread or as a different flavoured pizza.

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4 thoughts on “Asparagus, Artichoke and Prosciutto Pizza

  1. Apart from food use, the globe artichoke is also an attractive plant for its bright floral display, sometimes grown in herbaceous borders for its bold foliage and large purple flower heads.^`^’

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