pizza manchego et ail noir

Manchego pesto pizza with garlic flowers and black garlic

Manchego and black garlic

Imagine a golden and crispy crust, lightly flavored with olive oil, which hides under its coat of melting cheese, a garnish rich in flavors. Manchego cheese, both soft and tasty, brings a creamy texture to the pizza and a touch of character that goes perfectly with black garlic, which is a rare and subtle ingredient.

Black garlic is garlic that has been aged for several weeks, under special conditions that transform it into a soft and melting texture, and which gives it a unique, sweet and slightly balsamic flavor. It is therefore the perfect choice to bring a touch of sophistication and finesse to this homemade pizza.

To top it off, the pizza is topped with a pesto made from garlic scapes, which enhances the flavor of black garlic and brings a touch of color to the whole. The fresh arugula adds a green and slightly peppery note, while the chilli oil adds a spicy touch to the whole.

This homemade Manchego and Black Garlic pizza is a real explosion of flavors in the mouth, which will transport you instantly to Spain, the country of origin of Manchego cheese. This is a recipe that is sure to please all lovers of fine cuisine and who want to discover bold new flavors.

Accompaniement :

  • Manchego cheese
  • black garlic
  • Garlic scape pesto
  • Rocket
  • chilli oil

Dough Ingredients:

  • 500g all-purpose flour
  • 1 C. instant yeast
  • 1 C. salt
  • 1 C. honey
  • 225ml lukewarm water

Preparation :

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the instant yeast with the honey and lukewarm water.
  2. Let sit until bubbles form on the surface (about 5-10 minutes).
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.
  4. Add the dissolved yeast and the rest of the lukewarm water, then mix with your fingers until the dough comes together into a ball.
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  6. Form the dough into a ball and place it in a large oiled bowl. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rest for about 1 hour in a slightly damp place, until it doubles in volume.
  7. After letting the dough rest, shape it into one or two pizzas depending on the size of your BBQ. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface using a rolling pin or your hands.
  8. Preheat your BBQ to medium high heat.
  9. Place the pizza dough on a well-oiled BBQ grill and cook for about 1-3 minutes, until the bottom is golden brown and bubbles start to form on top.
  10. Remove the pizza dough from the BBQ after turning it over and place it on a clean, flat surface to add the topping on the cooked part of the dough.
  11. Then, put the pizza back on the BBQ grill, close the lid and continue cooking for about 2 to 4 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the dough is crispy and golden.
  12. Remove the pizza from the BBQ, let it cool slightly, then cut it into slices and serve.
  13. Pour a drizzle of spicy olive oil to taste.
  14. I hope you will like this recipe!

Spicy oil recipe

Ingredients :

  • 2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 to 3 dried red jalapeno or habanero peppers
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed (optional)
  • 1 sprig of thyme

    Preparation :

    1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over low heat until hot but not boiling.
    2. Add the red peppers, crushed garlic, and sprig of thyme.
    3. Simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to blend and the peppers to release their aroma.
    4. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
    5. Strain the oil through a fine mesh strainer or sieve to remove the chili and garlic pieces.
    6. Transfer the oil to a clean, airtight glass jar.
    7. Store chilli oil in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. It will keep for several weeks.
    8. Homemade Chilli Oil can be used to add heat and flavor to your favorite dishes, such as pastas, pizzas, soups, sauces, marinades, dressings and more.
    9. You can adjust the amount of red peppers according to your preference for the desired level of spiciness.
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