Prosciutto Arugula Burrata Pizza
How could you go wrong prosciutto, arugula, burrata anything? You can’t. It’s one of those combinations of ingredients that go together perfectly no matter what, and especially when pizza is involved. There aren’t many ingredients involved in the making of this, which is probably why it’s so good – you can really taste each component with every bite, nothing gets lost or overpowered – and the end result is the best flavorful pizza party.
For the pizza dough:
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (one packet)
1 1/8 cups warm water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
For the pizza:
1 pizza dough
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
4 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
8 ounces buratta
6 ounces sliced prosciutto
Red pepper flakes
1 cup arugula
Salt and pepper
For the pizza dough:
In a large bowl, combine yeast, warm water, olive oil, and honey. Mix with a spoon, then let sit for 10 minutes, until foamy. Add in 2 1/2 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt, stir well until the dough starts to come together, but is still a little sticky. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball and add in the remaining 1/2 cup of flour. Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes.
Rub the same bowl with a little bit of olive oil and place the dough inside the bowl, turning to coat all sides with the oil. Cover the bowl with a towel and let sit in a warm place for 1- 1 1/2 hours to rise.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F, or if you're using a pizza stone, preheat to 500 degrees F.
Once the dough has risen, lightly flour a flat surface. Use your hands or a rolling pin to roll out the pizza dough until it reaches your desired shape.
To assemble the pizza:
Brush the pizza dough with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Place dough onto the pizza stone, or onto a baking sheet, and bake in the oven for 7-9 minutes, until crust is cooked through and lightly golden brown.
Remove crust from the oven and brush with the remaining olive oil. Add minced garlic and dried oregano to the crust. Top with the mozzarella slices and break the burrata into crumbles onto the crust as well. Put the crust back into the oven and bake for 5-6 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbling.
Take the pizza out of the oven and top with the sliced prosciutto. Place the pizza back into the oven and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes until prosciutto is slightly crispy and the crust is entirely cooked through and golden brown.
In a small bowl, toss the arugula with a teaspoon or so of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Top pizza with arugula, red pepper flakes, and a heavy drizzle of the balsamic glaze.