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PLAITED PIZZA LOAF WITH CREAMY BLUE CHEESE

PLAITED PIZZA LOAF WITH CREAMY BLUE CHEESE

Cook 1 hrs 4 servings

Maybe it is the satisfying crunch of the crust followed by a greeting of delicious fillings, or perhaps it is the effortless preparation and fresh ingredients that makes our Plaited Pizza Loaf recipe a must-try. Enjoy a perfect slice every time and fall in love with an intricately balanced centre of fresh herbs, thinly sliced beetroot, toasted pine nuts and a rich serving of creamy blue cheese.

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ingredients

  • 150 g Castello® Creamy Blue Cheese, cut into little cubes
  • 1 portion basic pizza dough (for two large loaves)
  • 1 portion basic tomato sauce
  • 160 g beetroots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 25 g olive oil
  • 25 g pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1 tbsp lemons zest, finely grated
  • freshly chopped thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp water

preparation

1. Combine the beetroot with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and bake at 200°C for approx. 35 min. or until tender.

2. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into an elongated oval shape. Carefully move the dough over to a piece of baking parchment, then cut the dough along the edge on both sides moving towards the middle.

3. Spread tomato sauce, baked beetroot, Creamy Blue Cheese, pine nuts, lemon zest and thyme on the middle 1/3 of the pizza dough.

4. Plait the pizza so the narrow bands of dough on each side cross each other.

5. Beat the egg yolk with the water and brush the pizza dough with the mixture.

6. Carefully move the pizza on the baking parchment over to the hot baking sheet and bake on the bottom rack at 250°C for approx. 15 min. or until crispy and golden.

Serving Suggestion

Serving Suggestion

Enjoying intricate flavours and an all-encompassing crust, our Plaited Pizza Loaf recipe offers a unique angle on festive dining with classic pizza flavour and a blue cheese twist. Having been added fresh thyme and lemon zest, aromas are bright, running in unison with a dash of sweet tomato sauce. A light drizzle of balsamic vinegar and thinly sliced beetroot ensures that flavours retain their intensity when baked, resulting in golden treats perfect for sharing!

Serving Suggestion

Serving Suggestion

Rich, balanced and intense – when picking a cheese for your dish or pizza, it should always cater to other ingredients and nuances, delivering satisfying contrasts in return. The perfect cheese makes up for any gaps in flavour, while offering a toothsome dimension of its own. For this recipe, we chose our Castello® Creamy Blue as it provides rich flavour and a smooth consistency to follow. Seamed with blue marbling amidst a velvety centre of creamy cheese, it offers complexity and nuance to this unique take on classic pizza. Slightly crumbly from maturation, it melts easily while flavours intensify, making this blue cheese a perfect addition to any pizza. Never too strong, never too shy, its coats your palate in a smooth wave, offering a satisfying finish that lingers. Enjoy colourful contrasts from zesty balsamic vinegar, subtle tomato sauce and vibrant herbs as the Castello® Creamy Blue imbues its distinct flavours and aromas to create a decadent profile of rich flavours.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

Make your home-styled Pizza even more special with a drink that caters to the flavours of your dish. Regardless if you prefer wine or beer, the beverage you choose to pair with your dish works a lot better when it adds a bit of contrast. When dealing with savoury Pizzas with intricate profiles of flavour, some beers might be too sweet, while some wines might feel too dry. It is all about finding the perfect balance in flavour, and it is easier than you think.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

Our Castello® Creamy Blue intensifies in flavour as it bakes, making white wines, such as a fruity Riesling, the perfect match for the complexity and creaminess of this savoury blue cheese. Soft red wines, like a gentle Valtellina Superiore also makes for a great pairing. A mild lager works wonders when partnered with a creamy blue and experimenting with the flavours that work best for you is sure to deliver a satisfying result.