Thursday, September 3, 2009

Chocolate Pizza

I love pizza. Who doesn't? I'm lucky to live in a city with all kinds of pizza places: deepdish, Chicago Style, Thin Crust, New York, California, you name it--and toppings of every variety. I know it's simple to make pizza, but I usually prefer to order out! However, when it comes to Chocolate Pizza, that's something else! The following recipe is fast and easy, and friends will be impressed. Another possibility is just have it for breakfast, after all, chocolate is good for you!

Giada De Laurentiis's recipe for Chocolate Pizza is the best! It's posted on the Food Network website and Epicurious. The first recipe calls for a 9" pizza and the other 11" but that's the difference between thin crust and thick, I guess! It's simple to prepare, and you always have the choice of making your own pizza dough or purchasing it. I've blogged about bread and chocolate before, but add this one to that list.

Ingredients:

1 pound homemade pizza dough or purchased pizza dough
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1/4 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or broken up chocolate)
2 tablespoons milk chocolate chips (broken up chocolate)
2 tablespoons white chocolate chips (broken up chocolate)
2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Position the oven rack on the bottom of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees F.
Line a heavy large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll out the dough to a 9-inch-diameter round.
Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet.
Using your fingers, make indentations all over the dough.
Brush the dough with melted butter, then bake until the crust is crisp and pale golden brown, about 20 minutes.
Immediately spread the chocolate-hazelnut spread over the pizza then sprinkle all the chocolate chips over.
Bake just until the chocolate begins to melt, about 1 minute.
Sprinkle chopped hazelnuts over the pizza.
Cut into wedges and serve.

And, if you want to make your own dough, go here for Giada's pizza dough recipe.

6 comments:

Kasha said...

You had me at chocolate pizza! What a fantastic recipe! I can't wait to try it. I pretty much love your blog and recipes. Thank you so much. Please stop by my blog sometime when you have time.
Kasha
http://grubandstuff.blogspot.com

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Janet Rudolph said...

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Anonymous said...

This would be great with a Malbec or even a Pinot Noir

Sara said...

Wow, this chocolate pizza looks great! Yum, yum! :)

~~louise~~ said...

Chocolate Pizza. It's right up there with Apple & Cheddar Cheese Pizza isn't it? Tomorrow is National Cheese Pizza Day but I'm saving this link for Pizza Month is October. Thanks Janet

P.S. I'm so glad you "met" Kasha. She has an incredibly delicious blog!!!