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Roasted Butternut Squash, Pine Nut and Goat Cheese Pizza

Roasted Butternut Squash, Pine Nut and Goat Cheese Pizza

2 hrs 35 mins total time

35 mins active time

Medium

Makes 3 pizzas

Ingredients


Measurements:

For the dough:

  • 3⅓ cups (17½ oz) bread flour
  • 2 tsp instant dried yeast
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp flaky sea salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup (8 fl oz) lukewarm water

    approximately

For the topping:

  • 21 oz butternut squash

    peeled and cut into ¾-inch pieces

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

    divided

  • Flaky sea salt

    to season

  • Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

  • ¾ cup (2½ oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup (¾ oz) finely grated parmesan cheese

To serve:

  • ¼ cup (1¼ oz) pine nuts

    toasted

  • 3½ oz goat cheese

    crumbled

  • Arugula
  • Extra olive oil

Instructions

  • 1To make the dough, put the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the dough hook, mix to combine. Add the oil and water and mix on medium-low speed for 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. (Alternatively, combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add oil and water and mix until the dough comes together, add an extra tablespoon of water if necessary. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.)
  • 2Put the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour or until the dough doubles in size.
  • 3Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and punch down to remove the excess air. Knead the dough into a smooth ball. Divide into three, 8 ¾ oz pieces.
  • 4To make the topping, preheat the oven to 400°F. Put the squash in a greased roasting pan. Spoon over 2 tablespoons of the oil and season with salt and pepper. Turn to coat. Roast for 25-30 minutes until the squash is light golden and tender.
  • 5To make the pizza, turn the ON/OFF switch to the ON position and PREHEAT the pizza oven for 15 minutes.
  • 6Roll out each piece of pizza dough to form a 9 ½-inch oval and place each on a 11 ¾-inch square piece of parchment paper.
  • 7Prick the crusts with a fork or pizza docker.
  • 8Spread 1 teaspoon of the remaining oil over each pizza crust. Divide the toppings evenly among the crusts.
  • 9Select the CLASSIC crust setting.
  • 10Transfer one of the pizzas (still on the parchment paper) to the hot pizza stone and close the lid. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • 11Open the lid and quickly slide the parchment paper out carefully. Close the lid and cook for a further 6-7 minutes until browned. Monitor the cooking progress through the viewing window. Topping should be cooked and golden and crust crisp and brown.
  • 12Open the lid carefully with oven mitt and transfer the pizza to a cutting board.
  • 13Repeat with the remaining pizzas.
  • 14Sprinkle with pine nuts and goat cheese. Top with arugula leaves. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Slice and serve.