This is what the simply delicious pasta dish cacio e pepe would looks like in pizza form. I know you’ve been wondering so you’re welcome.
How is it June?? I feel like I am in a time warp because it both feels like no time as passed and yet at the same time so much has happened. Unfortunately few of those things have been good, especially lately.
Despite all the progress human-kind has to show for itself over the course of history, it’s devastating that people of color are still treated as lesser humans.
I sit here not really knowing what else to say without feeling like they are just words, or a list of thoughts that you’ve heard before, but I feel the need to express my support so here goes.
These protests are absolutely warranted.
We need to be better at being kind to our fellow humans, of all races, genders, backgrounds, and beliefs.
So much hatred spawns for misunderstanding or fear. Instead, learn about the lives of others different than yours – try to understand their perspective.
This cannot go on. We have to change.
The photos of people of all colors, even policemen, coming together in protest give me hope that maybe something will finally give this time.
Butt takes more than standing alongside one another to change a mindset of the collective, however the collective can change by one person at a time.
How do you transition from that to talking about this pizza? You don’t.
How frivolous does my blog full of food recipes feel in comparison to actual pain and suffering? But here we are so I am just going to go with it.
This pizza, as you can guess from the name, was inspired by the dish cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper), so you can guess what the toppings are – cheese and pepper.
But not just any cheese: freshly grated romano, parmesan, and a big ball of burrata. If you are unfamiliar with burrata, imagine a fresh ball of mozzarella with stracciatella and cream in the center – similar to a rich ricotta.
Now imagine that melted on top of pizza.
Finish it off with a drizzle of truffle oil and you’ve got a deliciously simple pizza.
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Eight years ago: Baked Blueberry French Toast with Streusel Topping
Nine years ago: Chick’amole Salad Sandwich
- 1 recipe pizza dough, risen
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 2 oz. Parmesan cheese, finely shredded
- 2 oz. Romano cheese, finely shredded
- 8 oz. fresh burrata Mozzarella
- 1 Tbsp truffle oil
- Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
- Place pizza stone on middle rack and allow to preheat in the oven to 450°F.
- Roll out dough to desired size and transfer to a pizza peel (or flat baking sheet) sprinkled with cornmeal.
- Spread butter and olive oil over the dough and top with pepper, Parmesan, and Romano. While holding it over the pizza, rip burrata into pieces and distribute evenly.
- Transfer to the hot pizza stone (it’ll take a couple shakes) and bake for 15-20 minutes or until it the crust turns golden and the cheese starts to bubble.
- Allow to cool 5 minutes before cutting and serving drizzled with truffle oil and a sprinkle of parsley.
Source: Inspired by Paulie Gee’s.
Did you make this recipe? I want to see!