It really is an honor to be part of such a highly creative groups. And really what I like best with the 5 Star Makeover is giving everyone creative license on 1 theme: this month was the Pizza. Quite vague and challenging, the possibilities are endless. I cannot wait to see with everyone’s results.
For me, pizza is an occasional treat, not because of watching the calories but more as it is a food I do not crave much. But when I do get out of my way. Summer does not call out pizza to me so at first I was a bit stump for my concept. A sweet tooth I do have…ALL THE TIME.
A dessert pizza! Now we are talking. Which so many beautiful summer fruits in the market how can I not display one in all its glory on my crust canvas. And how about using a lighter ‘canvas’ too the the usual pizza dough. Puff pastry it had to be. Here is my gourmet pizza with a twist of strawberries to finish off a beautiful meal out on the porch.
Ξ Strawberry Puff Pastry Pizza Ξ
1 Frozen puff pastry sheet
1 egg yolk mixed with a bit of water
1/2 cup strawberry jam
1 cup ricotta cheese
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 200C – 400F.
- Spread baking paper on a cooking tray and spray with oil.
- Thaw pastry. Roll out pastry into a large rectangle. Fold inwards a 1 inch edge of the puff pastry.
- Brush the pastry with an egg yolk wash and place tray in fridge for 10 minutes.
- Cut strawberries in half, set aside.
- Spread strawberry jam on tart.
- Spread the ricotta cheese over jam gently.
- Place strawberries on top of ricotta in even rows.
- Sprinkle with sugar and drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar.
- Bake for 15 minutes until pastry is golden and puffed.
It was a superb treat indeed. The flaky crust was nice and light, the jam and ricotta where a perfect base sauce and cheese, the full fruit standing proud was melt in your mouth and I really enjoyed the special taste of the splash of balsamic vinegar over the strawberries. It was a winner all around.
Evelyne, I love how the strawberries are the real start of this dish. A very interesting idea that you executed with panache!
i’ve thought of a lot of interesting and different combinations, but a strawberry pizza hasn’t even come close! i also used ricotta for my pizza post and i loooved it. i love how it’s all about the berry in yours. Dessert for sure!
Dessert pizza!? OKay, I admitted that I won’t look or think of pizza the same way after this post! Those strawberries are juicy and delicious and went perfectly with ricotta cheese. Great entry, Evelyn!
That’s what I love about our group… we take an idea and run with it! Your dessert pizza is genius and I’m loving the ricotta and jam combo… I can almost taste it. Great job. When I researched the history of pizza I found it came together from so many places… it is a very large umbrella and yours is at the sweet top.
A dessert pizza is such a good idea. I also have a sweet tooth all the time–and a pizza tooth,too! Looks and sounds great!
Mmm…..dessert pizza!! I love how you’re so creative- I would probably never have thought of making dessert pizza! I love pretty much all types of pizzas but I have a sweet tooth too, so I’d have to say, this is one of the best looking pizzaa I’ve seen 😉 It looks delicious!! Especially with all those strawberries!
And, it’s nice to see strawberries used in their whole form. Great job. Lucky for those who ate this.
I love pizza of any kind – but dessert – oh now you’ve really got my attention! That’s the sweet tooth of mine taking over…
Dessert pizza is a wonderful idea. Love the flavors mixed in here.
Truly the best thing about pizza – savory and sweet, it can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert! Love your dessert rendition – puff pastry, strawberries and ricotta, YUM!
Holy Freak’n Batman Evelyn! That looks soooo fancy and delish and yummy and elegant and on and on and on and ON!!
Oh wow that is beautiful! I so wish I were not allergic to strawberries, they always look so pretty…but I would devour this with another berry 🙂 Wonderful dessert pizza!
If you put that in front of me I would be the only one eating it… I will fight you for it! 😉
sooo pretty! i love it:) thank you for sharing this.
Fantastic idea! So much lighter than the one dessert pizza I know (peanut butter and jam) balsamic vinegar and strawberries are great together. Well done. =)
Very cool take on the theme! It looks scrumptious!
I love your idea! The oly dessert pizza I’ve seen before is a Nutella pizza, but this sounds like an awesome dessert pizza option, too!
OMG, Evelyne! That’s so inspiring, it must be sooo good! Great idea!
Delightful! Great idea to make a dessert pizza.
The Cooking Club is so much fun!
What a great idea! The combination of the flavours must be so delicious and it makes such a wonderful desset pizza. I definitely have to make this.
A dessert pizza I could go for. And I don’t even eat sweets.
Oooh, now this is my kind of pizza! Gorgeous, too~
I could easily develop a craving for that kind of pizza – just gorgeous!
Having a sweet tooth also, I think your puff pastry strawberry pizza totally rocks! And it has cheese too, with a sauce and topping so it has all the elements of an actual pizza. Totally creative makeover, Evelyne :-).
A wonderful dessert pizza, so nice with the ricotta and strawberry jam as a “sauce” and fresh strawberries.
Evelyne, your dessert pizza looks delicious with the puff pastry. YUMMIE!
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead 🙂
This looks amazing! I am the same as you – sweet tooth all the time! Regular pizza…sometimes! This is such a great idea!
Wow, what a stunner of a dessert, Ev! I can only imagine the buttery, crisp of the puff pastry with the ja, ricotta and strawberries. 5 – star, indeed! BTW..you have to make that pie for Mickey, it’s trult amazing!
What a cool idea, I love that you used ricotta to balance out the sweetness. Well, pizza is something I do crave far more often than I should, and this is very craveworthy!
Very creative, you can see ‘tomato sauce’, cheese and the ‘meat’ topping.
Strawberry puff pastry pizza? Count me in! Looks so beautiful and I bet it the taste was wonderful. I can’t think of anything better than this for dinner 🙂