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My favorite place on Earth, Super King, carries unusual & seasonal produce & now is the season for zucchini blossoms. I LOVE ZUCCHINI BLOSSOMS! Almost irrationally. They have a flavor so subtle as no almost be indiscernible & easily overwhelmed. They are most frequently served stuffed, breaded & fried but that is just so unhealthy – I can bring myself to do it anymore.
So – I made this pizza – because I had leftover, homemade dough & just felt like pizza. Does anyone ever NOT feel like pizza? I blended the goat cheese with an equal part ricotta in an effort to add subtle flavor but nothing so strong it overwhelmed the zucchini blossoms. This is a very delicately flavored & mild pizza. Pretty to look at & yummy to eat.
I also used the last bit I had of this shitty grated cheese. A fresh mozzarella is infinitely more desirable. PLEASE use some of that instead.
Zucchini Squash Blossom White Pizza with Goat Cheese and Ricotta and Mozzarella
Pizza dough (I make THIS in my bread machine & use it over several days)
FRESH mozzarella cheese
Chives and/or micro greens as garnish
Heat the oven to 450-475.
The amount of cheese you want it up to you but I mixed equal parts goat & ricotta & then added a bit of S&P to that.
Carefully, snip out the pistol with scissors or by pinching with your fingers. The pistol is the nubby thing growing out of the center of the flowers. Pinch off the stems. Don’t worry if they tear.
Now – just assemble your pizza. I have really come to love parchment paper. Nothing really sticks to it & it is nice to photograph, as well. Anyway – get your pizza pan out & spray it with cooking spray or line it with parchment.
Roll the dough out & put it on the cooking sheet. Then – assemble. I started with my bullshit grated mozzarella. You should use fresh stuff (the sort sold in water), if you can. I added some blossoms, randomly, & dolloped the whole thing with the ricotta/goat cheese blend. I cooked it about 12 minutes but you cook it until it looks done to your liking.
Garnish with snipped chives or micro greens & maybe more S&P. Mmmmmmmmmm!!!!