Tuesday, January 8, 2013

TWD: Pizza With Onion Confit

Today I decided to actually bake on Tuesday. We are making pizza. I have never actually made pizza dough and this recipe makes it very simple. The dough recipe is from Steve Sullivan of Acme Bread company so it had to be good.
This is the sponge. That was new to me. It gets the dough started. I found out that my oven has a proof setting so even though it was very cold I could pop it in the oven for the first rise at a steady 85 degrees.

 While the dough was rising I got to work on the onion confit. Real simple slice 2-1/2 pounds of onion and have a good cry. Then let it cook down on the stove for 1-1/2 hours. While this was cooking I also used up 2 lbs of broccoli making a broccoli soup to go with the pizza.

Everything was mixed and I had done the second rise. I wasn't going to bake the pizza till dinner so I wrapped the dough in saran wrap and popped it in the frig. When Tom got home and was looking for something to eat he yelled that my dough was leaking. I thought the dough had risen completely but in the frig it had grown more. The dough balls looked like sausages. This dough feels wonderful too.
 I took a tip from another TWD baker and put the pizza rounds on parchment paper. I had a pizza stone but after the kitchen remodel it cannot be found.  I may have overloaded on the confit but it was very good. I would use the sweet onions next time.
 I get a box of produce delivered weekly and weekly it is my goal to eat all the vegetables. This pizza was the perfect showcase for the last butternut squash. The goat cheese, butternut squash and the onion confit were delicious.
 I started with a sponge and ended with a glass of wine. Except for the mountain of dishes it was a successful bake. I will use this pizza recipe again.

If you are interested in the recipe you can find it in "Baking with Julia" or on our host's blog The Boy Can Bake.


  1. Lovely! I love the fresh veggies on top of the finished pizza. I wish I had gone whole hog on the onions. So good. Love the dough sausages.

  2. This is why I love participating in this group. I love the ideas that other bakers come up with. And your idea of adding butternut squash was one of those fabulous ideas!! I love butternut squash and with onions it is even better.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Also, I will have to check if my new oven has a proof setting.

  3. Very lovely pizza! I really like the idea of putting butternut squash on a pizza, I'm going to have to try that out sometimes. Nice job on this one!

  4. TWD bakers are so creative- one could not go wrong with butternut squash! Your pizza looks great and I bet it was scrumptious!

  5. Any toppings that involve vegetables sound delicious. Butternut squash, especially is a nice addition.

  6. This looks delicious with the butternut squash. Butternut is one of my favorite squashes. I just received a phone call from Farm Fresh to You asking me to come back - seriously thinking it!

  7. The squash looks like a great topping choice. Yum!

  8. Your pizza looks great. Nice depth of field on the last photo. And, yes, a glass of wine with pizza...the best.