Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. Dough

  2. 1 1/2 cups 93g / 3 1/3oz Unbleached all-purpose flour

  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons 7 1/2ml Coarse salt

  4. 1/2 cup 118ml Warm water - (105 to 115 deg)

  5. 1 teaspoon 5ml Dry yeast

  6. 1 1/2 tablespoons 22ml Olive oil

  7. 1 tablespoon 15ml Honey

  8. Toppings

  9. 2 tablespoons 30ml Olive oil - plus

  10. 1/2 cup 118ml Olive oil

  11. 1 Red onion - (12 oz) - thinly sliced

  12. 2 tablespoons 30ml Balsamic vinegar

  13. 2 teaspoons 10ml Worcestershire sauce

  14. Salt - to taste

  15. Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

  16. 4 Garlic cloves - chopped (large)

  17. 1 Red bell pepper (large)

  18. Baking

  19. All-purpose flour - as needed

  20. 1 cup 237ml Coarsely-grated whole-milk mozzarella

  21. Cheese - (packed)

  22. 3 tablespoons 45ml Coarsely-grated Parmesan cheese

  23. 4 Prosciutto - (thin) - sliced crosswise

  24. Into thin strips

  25. 2 teaspoons 10ml Chopped fresh thyme

  26. Balsamic vinegar - as needed

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. For Dough: Mix flour and salt in large bowl. Place 1/2 cup warm water in small bowl. Sprinkle yeast over water and stir to blend. Let stand until dissolved, about 10 minutes. Pour yeast mixture into bowl with flour. Add oil and honey. Using flexible spatula, stir until coarse dough forms. Knead dough in bowl with 1 hand until smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes. Cover bowl; let dough stand 30 minutes. Refrigerate dough in bowl, still covered, at least 2 hours (dough will rise very little). (Can be made 2 days ahead; keep refrigerated.)

  2. For Toppings: Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until golden, about 12 minutes. Add vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until liquid cooks away and onion is very tender, about 4 minutes; season onion with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat remaining 1/2 cup oil in heavy small skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and saute just until garlic begins to brown, about 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer garlic to custard cup. Pour oil into separate small bowl.

  4. Char bell pepper over gas flame or in broiler until blackened on all sides. Enclose in paper bag; let stand 10 minutes. Peel, seed, and slice thinly. (Onion, garlic, garlic oil, and pepper can be made 1 day ahead. Cover separately; chill.)

  5. For Baking: Place chilled dough ball on work surface. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand at room temperature until malleable, about 1 hour.

  6. Position rack in bottom third of oven. Place heavy large baking sheet on rack (invert sheet if rimmed). Preheat oven to 500 degrees at least 30 minutes.

  7. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 12-inch round, allowing dough to rest a few minutes if it springs back. Sprinkle flour on pizza paddle or another rimless baking sheet. Slide under dough. Brush 1 tablespoon reserved garlic oil over dough, leaving 1/2-inch plain border. Sprinkle with mozzarella, then reserved garlic and balsamic onion. Top with pepper strips in spoke pattern. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Slide knife under dough to loosen from paddle, if sticking.

  8. Position paddle at far edge of hot baking sheet in oven. Tilt paddle and pull back slowly, allowing pizza to slide onto sheet. Bake 6 minutes. Rotate pizza half a turn. Bake until crust is deep brown, about 6 minutes longer. Arrange prosciutto atop pizza. Bake until prosciutto softens, about 30 seconds. Using paddle, transfer pizza to board. Sprinkle with thyme. Cut into 8 wedges. Serve, passing more vinegar and garlic oil separately.

  9. This recipe yields 4 servings.


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