Does this really qualify as pizza?
I mean, we are so far from that first image that comes to most people’s minds when you say the word pizza: a thick, cripsy (if you’re lucky) white crust, garnished with loads of tomato sauce, highly processed meats and or coldcuts, a few vegetables (again, if you’re lucky!) and mounds of cheese.
Not much “healthy” stuff going on there.
Granted, there are healthier alternatives even at your local pizzeria, but I don’t think that they would offer anything that’s even remotely close to this one.
What a shame, I say… “Cuz pizza or not, this dish was DIVINE!
I guess by now, you guys know just how much I love my pizza, right? And since I’ve decided to avoid grains for a while, well, my all time ultimate favorite pizza crust is pretty much off limits.
I turned to my very good friend Internet to try and find a good grain free pizza crust recipe, but found none that really called my name.
Sure, there is this cauliflower based pizza dough that’s all over the place, but it didn’t really appeal to me.
At least not at this point.
Not saying I’m never gonna try it, but I thought it wouldn’t go too well with what I had in mind for this particular pizza. I mean, pear, figs, blackberries and… cauliflower? Ewwww… I know I can be out there sometimes, but that just didn’t work for me.
I don’t think it would’ve worked for any of you, either!
That worked amazingly well. Even beyond my expectations.
The taste of the buckwheat went PERFECTLY well with the sweetness of the fruits and honey, the tanginess of the cheese and the fresh sharpness of the rosemary. As for the walnuts, they added that extra little crunch and were just plain sublime on there.
This was probably one of the best pizzas I ever had. I just died with every single bite.
Now, I’m not saying that I’m ready to give up on standard pizza crust for good, but I can guarantee that I will be having that exact same pizza again many, many times. In fact, I had it 2 nights in a row. And I never did that with ANY other pizza before.
Well, except for that take-out stuff, way back when, that is… when I’d have the leftovers the next day!
Now, you might be wondering whether this is a main course or dessert pizza… I mean, with all the fruits and honey, it’s gotta be way sweet, no?
Well, in fact, no, it isn’t. I don’t think it would make a very good dessert. Yes, it is somewhat sweet, but it’s also surprisingly savory. So I wouldn’t recommend it.
Appetizers, on the other hand…
Oh, yeah! Now THAT would be splendid!