Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tuesdays With Dorie: Pizza with Onion Confit

This week for Tuesdays With Dorie, we got to make pizza with onion confit. While cooking the onions, I couldn't help but think of a joke we used to share when I was in cooking school: "How do you make a duck confit? Give him warm slippers, a cozy jacket, a comfy chair ..." OK, OK, it certainly cracked us up at the time. All in all, I really essentially liked this recipe. I liked that there was enough dough for two pizzas, which allowed me to start with one plain pizza:

Then I made the pie with the onion confit:

While I liked the onion confit, I'm not sure I liked it as a pizza topping, which is odd because I like caramelized onions as a pizza topping. Maybe I used too much of the confit on the pizza. I do think it would be kind of excellent on a grilled cheese, though. The combination of a very hot oven, a sprinkling of cornmeal, and a heated pizza stone provided for an excellent crust on this pizza. I almost couldn't believe it was homemade, except for the fact that my crust-shaping skills are uninspiring.

Bottom line: I think it's likely that this crust recipe will be revisited, and soon. I don't know if I'll redo the confit as a topping, but I would definitely make pizza at home again.

For the recipe, visit this week's host, Paul, at The Boy Can Bake.

No insane ingredients this week, but over the holidays, I managed to use up the bag of semolina flour I'd purchased for the semolina bread we made last year. I found a terrific biscotti recipe at the King Art website, then made many batches of biscotti.


Have Apron....Will Bake said...

I liked the onion confit too, but think I would choose caramelized onions over it in the future.
It made for an interesting pizza though. And the addition of goat cheese made it even better.

Sara said...

I think it's a very nice-looking pizza! Homestyle pizzas are so attractive, in my opinion. And usually pretty tasty! Both of your versions look terrific!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Chris, thank you for visiting my blog - both your pizzas look delicious! I think this was a great base recipe and it left a lot of room for many inspired variations.

gfcelebration said...

Home made pizza is always best. Both your pizza look delicious.

Cathleen said...

Is the first pizza heart shaped? They both are lovely. I really enjoyed the confit and will be making this again.

Cher Rockwell said...

Grilled cheese with onion confit - now we're talking... That would be awesome.