pizza inspired by friends

Saturday, June 23, 2012

We love pizza.  All kinds, but a few weeks before school ended for the summer my son came home and said a friend had brought in the “best” pizza ever.  Every few days he would ask me if I had called the mom for the recipe. My son thinks he’s a picky eater…but when he described the pizza he wanted me to recreate at home…let’s just say, I beg to differ.  I emailed the mom who told me the pizza toppings were mushrooms, white onions, truffle oil and truffle salt.  wild mushrooom pizza with shallots, daiya cheese and truffle oil

I used my basic pizza dough recipe and topped it with a drizzle of truffle oil, shallots, mushrooms, fresh thyme, sea salt and a little Daiya cheese I read about on Janet’s blog.  I had never tried Daiya cheese, but we all loved it.

Mushroom Pizza

5 to 8 mushrooms, sliced thin (I used a combination of shiitake and cremini)

2 medium shallots sliced thin

a few sprigs of fresh thyme

about a tablespoon of truffle oil

 salt & pepper

In a little olive oil, saute the shallots being careful not to burn them.  Remove and saute the mushrooms in the same pan.  Add the fresh thyme and a little salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Add the shallots back in for a minute or two.

On the prepared pizza dough, drizzle a little truffle oil and spread with the back of a spoon to cover the entire pizza.  Spread out the shallot and mushroom mixture and top with a little mozzarella.  Bake on a pizza stone in a 450 degree oven for about 10 to 12 minutes.Daiya cheese and Rao's Pizza Sauce I made another pizza with just a little pizza sauce from a jar and more Daiya mozzarella cheese.   What’s your favorite pizza?



  • Lynne

    Thank you, Annie!
    This sounds wonderful! I’m not a traditional pizza girl!
    Sounds like you will be leaving for the East Coast soon!
    Safe travels!

  • Sherri Cassara

    The pizza sounds amazing and I know my family would LOVE it. I am not a big pizza eater though – I usually just eat the crust! I have never heard of Daiya cheese – I love that your son requested this – and I agree – that is not a picky eater!
    Maybe you should just keep both blogger and WordPress! I love how you teased me over with the beautiful large photo 😀 It is so weird how the photos are so much smaller on this. There must be a way to fix that because everything else the way you have it set up here is so perfect!

  • Ashlyn@Pinecone

    We love to try different types of pizza over here and this one sounds so good! My youngest isn’t a fan of any type of mushroom though – so I guess I would have to amend for her.

    Too funny that your son thinks he is a picky eater – I don’t think so – sounds like he is pretty adventurous ; )

    I have never heard of Daiya cheese (as usual – where have I been?) I read about the company – sounds great. I will have to look for it the next time I am at a specialty store.

    Happy weekend! xoxo

  • Sue/the view from great island

    I feel your pain, Annie! Technical difficulties can be so frustrating. I’m clicking back and forth between the two pizza photos trying to see the difference, so far all I can see is the size difference. I’ve been contemplating the same move to wordpress myself, so I’m following your progress with a lot of interest!

  • Claudia Lane

    Sounds so yummy! I love pizza (being italian doesn’t really help) and I love to try different types and anything with mushroom (especially porcini) and prawns + pesto and prosciutto is fine by me! Always lovely to see a post of yours. Hope you are enjoying your weekend x

  • Amelia

    My husband loves pizza, I make it at home sometimes but we have found a restaurant near us that makes amazing pizza; our favorite: gorgonzola, mozzarella, parmigiano, fresh tomatoes and basil. The gorgonzola puts it at a whole other level. Your son eats mushrooms, that is definitely NOT a picky eater.

  • classic•casual•home

    WHY am I reading this before bedtime??? Sounds delicious. I like a thin wood fired pizza with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes and a lightly dressed arugula salad on top (to make you think it’s healthy).

    I got a 65% discount on the Vineyard Vines bag thanks to Tommy….thus, my magnanimous give-away 🙂

    Missing you already! Oh and guess what?? You know that house I love with the great garden nearby that we walked over to??? I got to take some shots of it today. Sooo pretty. He let be go inside the house and I KNOW you would love it . It was so great. This is a very long comment 🙂

  • Amber

    I wish I could handle truffle anything, but I can’t (bad experience involving a day of champagne tasting mixed with a meal that involved truffle oil 😉 This sounds so delicious, Annie! My friend made my family and I individual homemade pizzas cooked on the bbq the other night and they were amazing! It was great, she had little individual pizza stones for each person. They were like little tiles and the pizzas cooked in about 5 minutes!

    I just saw your other post on your blogger blog. Are these the same pictures?


  • pve

    Our family is very very finicky and picky when it comes to pizza. We love a spot that serves the best thin crust marinara pizza (no cheese) and it is a treat. Just like your posts here or at blogger….but I do love the larger photos. Good luck with all you have to tend to on your very full plate. I think that might be the cause of your confusion. Well, at least you can blame it on all you have up in the air!

  • Kathy

    Such a perfect looking pizza! My husband is the picky eater in our house…and he would never eat the onions! But that’s the great thing about pizza…you can add what ever you like to the toppings! Looks so delicious!!

  • Linda

    This is very similar to our favorite frozen pizza we get at Trader Joe’s. It’s shown (displayed) with their flat breads and called, Wild Mushroom and Black Truffle Flat Bread.
    Ingredients (some): Truffles, Porcini mushrooms, salt, garlic, black pepper, spices (?), truffle sauce (olive oil, etc…) Champignons (another mushroom?), olive oil and mozzarella cheese. “product of Italy”
    Ooops. That’s a strike against my Green “footprint”. ;-}


  • René

    Annie, this pizza looks wonderful! I cannot get enough mushrooms – my family, on the other hand, isn’t crazy about them. Maybe I will try this recipe and eat it all by myself, ha!

  • Marianne

    This looks like the best pizza! I could eat that entire thing by myself. YUM!

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