Parma Ham & Cheese Pizza Recipe

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Parma Ham & Cheese Pizza

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@SyiLuvsPastries

I found this recipe in a newspaper over 20 years ago. The Parma ham is actually prosciutto di Parma.


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Serves:

Makes 1 (12") pizza, serves 6

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

olive oil, as needed
2 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp
salt
1 1/4 tsp
quick-rise yeast
1/3 c
purchased or homemade pesto (*see note)
6
ripe plum tomatoes, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
2 oz
thinly sliced prosciutto di parma, cut in strips
3/4 c
parmigiano-reggiano in thin shavings or coarsely grated
freshly ground black pepper (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Adjust oven rack to the lowest position. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Lightly coat a 12-inch pizza pan with olive oil.
2
To Make the Dough: In a food processor container, combine 1 cup of the flour, the salt, yeast, 1 T. olive oil and 3/4 c. very warm water (120?F.). Pulse three times to blend. Add the remaining 1 1/4 c. flour; process until mixture forms a ball; process until fully kneaded, about 45 seconds longer. Place dough in a bowl coated with olive oil; turn to grease the top of the dough; cover and let rest for 15 minutes.
3
On the pizza pan, pat and gently stretch the dough into a 12-inch round. Spread 2 T. of the pesto over the dough, leaving a 1/2 inch border. Arrange the slices of tomato on top. Bake until the crust is golden brown, about 18 - 20 minutes. Top with the prosciutto strips and grated Parmesan. Drizzle with the remaining pesto. Sprinkle pizza with black pepper, if desired.
4
*NOTE:
To Make Pesto; in a blender or food processor container, combine 1 cup of loosely packed fresh basil leaves, 5 T. olive oil, 3 T. grated Parmesan cheese, and 1/2 tsp. chopped garlic; blend until smooth.

To Make Parmesan Shavings, pull a vegetable peeler across the surface of a wedge of the cheese.

About this Recipe

Regional Style: Italian