Mom Knows Best : Wild Mushroom Pizza With Caramelized Onions

Monday, November 28, 2016

Wild Mushroom Pizza With Caramelized Onions


When life hands you lots of mushrooms- make pizza.


  The boys and I had fun growing our own mushrooms with this cool kit from Back To The Roots. When we started growing the mushrooms, all I could think of was pizza. I love mushrooms on pizza and I knew that oyster mushrooms would give my pizza such a wonderful taste along with some delicious caramelized onions. This pizza was so good. Find out more about our mushroom growing here: http://www.momknowsbest.net/2016/11/how-to-grow-pizza-at-home-with-mushroom.html


   I had never cooked with oyster mushrooms before so I did my research on how to cook them. These tasty mushrooms are best sliced and sauteed in some oil as they need to be cooked. This brings out a nice flavor. If you just place them on the pizza without cooking them, they tend to dry out. So I cooked my mushrooms with the onions and then added some rosemary and the flavor was so good. I also added some other brown mushrooms as my kit only gave me a small amount of oyster mushroom. You can make your own pizza dough or buy some at the store. You can also experiment with other cheeses like fontina but I prefer mozzarella on my pizza. The cool thing about this mushroom kit is that it will sprout mushrooms again so I am hoping my next batch will yield more mushrooms so I can make my pizza next time with all oyster mushrooms.


    Wild Mushroom Pizza With Caramelized Onions     
Ingredients   
3 tablespoons olive oil
                     2-3 onions diced into small pieces  
 2 garlic cloves, minced  
                                                  1 pounds oyster & brown mushrooms, cut into bite-size pieces    
                   1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
      pizza dough for one pizza   
                     2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded  
salt for sprinkling

Directions
Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the onions and garlic. Cook the onions and garlic for about 10 minutes or until light brown. Then add the mushrooms and rosemary and cook for another 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are soft. Remove from heat and form your dough on your oiled pan. Spread the mushrooms and onions all over the crust. Be generous with the mushrooms and onions and spread them all over the dough. If no dough is showing that is good as this makes the pizza taste so good. Place the cheese on top of the mushroom mixture and sprinkle lightly with salt. The salt will help bring out the great flavor. Bake at 400 F for about 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.   
       
      Pizza dough recipe
        2 cups flour    
3/4 cup warm water
         1 teaspoon salt   
 1 tablespoon oil
         1 tablespoon sugar   
1 1/2  teaspoons yeast or one yeast package
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until dough forms a ball, adding more flour if needed. Knead on floured surface into a ball. Let dough rise in a warm place for an hour. Using your hands form the dough on an oiled stone or pan.



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