Blackberry, Rocket and Goat's Cheese Pizza


Blackberry, Rocket and Goat's Cheese Pizza

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 mins each pizza
Cook Time: 10 mins

Ingredients
Pizza Dough
7g dried yeast sachet
250ml warm water (+ extra for consistency)
3 cups plain flour
+ extra flour for kneading
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp sea salt
2-3 tbsp olive oil

Toppings
8-10 slices of prosciutto
½ cup pizza sauce
1 cup grated mozzarella
60g goat's cheese
2 cups rocket
¼ cup of pine nuts &/or chopped almonds
1 punnet fresh blackberries

Method
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water, set aside & let stand for 15 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface. Using the plastic dough blade in the food processor (or equivalent) place the flour, sugar & salt, pulse briefly. Add the liquid ingredients slowly & process for the next 2-3 minutes or just until the dough begins to come together & form a ball that looks & feels like playdough.
Remove & turnout onto a clean floured surface & knead for 4-5 minutes. It should be a soft, smooth, elastic, ball that bounces back when pressed.
Lightly oil a large glass bowl & the dough ball. Place the dough in the glass bowl & cover with cling wrap. Leave to rise in a warm place for approx. 1–2 hours or until doubled in size. For a better crust – punch down & knead again, reshape the ball & let it rise for 30 minutes.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 220°C (425°F) & cut the pre-prepared dough into 4 equal portions. On a floured surface knead each portion again, shaping into a round ball. Place each ball onto a lightly floured surface and roll from the inside to the outer edge to form a round shape (or your desired pizza shape), around 3-5mm thick. Prick with a fork then top with your desired pizza toppings, starting with the pizza sauce, prosciutto, grated mozzarella cheese, goats cheese, fresh blackberries then with a sprinkling of nuts. Bake for approx. 10 minutes, until cooked through & golden. Top with fresh rocket leaves.

Kitchen Notes
For the best dough results, use 00 flour.
For a slightly healthier option that the kids don't even notice, use a combination of 1 cup of wholemeal flour with 2 cups of plain flour.
Pricking the dough with a fork helps prevent air bubbles in the dough.
Don't feel like making your own dough? There are many store bought & gluten free options that make for a quick & easy start to your meal in your supermarket.

Recipe by Megann Evans for Fresh Aussie Berries.

 

It's Aussie Raspberry & Blackberry Season!

Australian raspberry and blackberry growers have enjoyed perfect growing conditions this season, thanks to warm days and cool nights in the southern regions, resulting in high quality and volumes of these super berries.

From Simple To Super

Entertaining essential: Add fresh Aussie raspberries and blackberries to grazing boards, salads and desserts for a burst of colour and flavour.

Perfect pairing: Raspberries go with rhubarb, thyme, ginger, stone fruits, lemon, vanilla, goats cheese, ricotta, kangaroo, chocolate and ice-cream.

Blackberries go with almonds, duck, venison, beef, black pepper, cinnamon, stone fruits, melon, lemon, chocolate and cream.

Everyday special: Make simple things super – sprinkle your berries on cereal, yoghurt, fruit salad and cheese platters. Or, try combinations like sweet raspberries with crunchy nuts to add a burst of sweetness.

Pick A Winner

Fresh pick: Look for firm, bright and plump berries, and avoid any that look too dark, dull or squashed.
Ripe and ready: Enjoy straight from the punnet, within 1-2 days.
Best eaten when: Keep your berries unwashed and loosely packed in the fridge, but bring them to room temperature before enjoying so they taste their berry best.

Berry Healthy

Nutritionist Nadia Felsch has shared the amazing health benefits of these little super berries.

A 150g serve of raspberries or blackberries offers a range of health benefits:
Good for your gut: They're bursting with fibre, important for a healthy gut.
Fatigue fighter: Help fight fatigue with their combination of B vitamins and high levels of vitamin C.
Immunity booster: Packed full of vitamin C and a good source of folate, they help keep your immune system fighting fit.
Glowing skin: Fresh Aussie raspberries and blackberries contain skin-loving vitamins C and E, with raspberries also containing B vitamin biotin.
Pump it up: Ideal for active muscles, raspberries are a source of potassium and blackberries and source of magnesium.
Brain power: These amazing little berries help support your state of mind with their combination of B vitamins and vitamin C.

Did You Know?

While peak Aussie raspberry and blackberry season is November - May, they are available almost all year round to enjoy
All fresh Aussie raspberries and blackberries are locally grown and lovingly picked by hand
Unlike other fruits, raspberries and blackberries don't continue to ripen after they've been picked so you can enjoy right from the punnet!


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