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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 filling rich in flavors. Manchego cheese, both mild and flavorful, brings a creamy texture to the pizza and a touch of character that pairs 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, melting texture, and give 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 all 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 thing. The fresh arugula adds a green and slightly peppery note, while the chili oil gives the whole thing a spicy touch.

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

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Dough ingredients:

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

Preparation of the dough:

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve the instant yeast with the honey and lukewarm water. Let sit until bubbles form on the surface (about 5 to 10 minutes).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  3. Add the dissolved yeast and remaining warm water, then mix with your fingers until the dough comes together into a ball.
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead for about 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  5. Form the dough into a ball and place it in a large oiled bowl. Cover with a clean cloth and let sit in a warm place for about 1 hour, until doubled in size.


  1. Preheat your oven to 250°C (480°F) or as hot as possible. If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven while it preheats.
  2. After resting, divide the dough into one or two parts according to the desired size and roll out each piece on a floured surface using a rolling pin or your hands, forming the base of your pizza.
  3. Transfer the pizza base to a lightly floured baking sheet or a pizza peel if using a pizza stone.
  4. Quickly add the garnish: start by spreading the garlic flower pesto, then add the minced black garlic, the thinly sliced ​​Manchego cheese and finally, a little arugula.
  5. Slide the pizza into the oven onto the baking sheet or directly onto the pizza stone.
  6. Bake the pizza for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the cheese is nicely melted and bloated .
  7. Remove from the oven, add a little more fresh rocket on top for a crunchy, aromatic touch, then drizzle with chilli oil to taste.
  8. Let cool slightly, cut into pieces and serve.

    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 thyme sprig.
    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 strainer or fine-mesh sieve to remove the chili and garlic pieces.
    6. Transfer the oil to a clean, airtight glass jar.
    7. Store chili oil in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. It will keep for several weeks.
    8. Homemade chili oil can be used to add heat and flavor to your favorite dishes, such as pastas, pizzas, soups, sauces, marinades, salad dressings and much more.
    9. You can adjust the amount of red chili peppers according to your preference for the desired level of spiciness.
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