Heirloom Caprese Pizza with Red Wine Tomato Sauce and Fresh Herbs

 

Heirloom Caprese Flatbread | A Bachelor and His Grill
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5 from 1 vote

Honey Whole Wheat Dough

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour plus additional for prepping surface
  • 1 cup warm water plus 1/4 cup, divided
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus additional for basting
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt & fresh ground peppercorn or to taste
  • Cornmeal

Instructions

  • In small bowl dissolve yeast into ¼ cup warm water.
  • In a food processor pulse together flours, garlic, salt & pepper. Add dissolved yeast, oil, honey & remaining water, processing until dough mixture forms.
  • Meanwhile, lightly dust clean working surface with flour. Knead dough by hand for 3-5 minutes, or until velvety in texture, but firm in consistency. Place dough in large bowl, cover with damp towel, & allow to rise at room temperature for 2 hours.
  • Divide into 2-3 equal balls, then work each ball by pulling & folding dough upon itself. Place dough back together in bowl, brush exterior liberally with olive oil, cover bowl with damp towel & allow to rise for another hour.
  • After 2nd resting period, roll out each dough ball over a dusted surface until ~1/8″ thick (shape does not matter).
  • Lightly brush top of rolled dough with olive oil, dust with cornmeal & prepare oven, grill, etc., for cooking.

 

Heirloom Caprese Flatbread | A Bachelor and His Grill

 

Heirloom Caprese Flatbread | A Bachelor and His Grill
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5 from 1 vote

Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh heirloom tomatoes peeled, seeds removed & chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup red wine dry or semi-dry
  • 2 tablespoons basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black peppercorn
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste

Instructions

  • In a heavy bottom pot over high heat bring oil to gentle simmer. Add onion & garlic,sautéing 5-7 minutes, or until onion translucent & garlic fragrant.
  • Add all remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover, & cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring intermittently, until desired thickness achieved.
  • Remove from heat & set aside to cool for 10 minutes. If necessary, pour into a food processor & pulsing until consistency of preference achieved.
  • Serve immediately, or store in air-tight container, up to 2 weeks.

 

Heirloom Caprese Flatbread | A Bachelor and His Grill

 

Heirloom Caprese Flatbread | A Bachelor and His Grill
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Heirloom Caprese Pizza with Red Wine Tomato Sauce and Fresh Herbs

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4 -6
Author: A Bachelor & His Grill

Ingredients

  • A Bachelor & His Grill's "Honey Whole Wheat Dough" (recipe above)
  • A Bachelor & His Grill's "Red Wine Heirloom Tomato Sauce" (recipe above)
  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Heirloom tomatoes thinly sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh thyme & oregano leaves chopped
  • Fresh basil leaves torn
  • Balsamic vinegar reduction prepared or homemade using THIS recipe
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black peppercorn to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat, establishing a 2-zone cooking surface, per recommendations in “Notes Section” below.
  • Meanwhile, in mixing bowl beat together egg with cheeses. Set aside. Toss tomatoes in olive oil. Season with salt & pepper. Set aside.
  • Brush rolled flatbread dough with oil & lay over hot zone grates. Grill for 3-5 minutes, or until dough rises & edges begin to brown. Flip dough over & move to cooler zone grates. Dress with prepared heirloom tomato sauce, cheese mixture & tomatoes. Allow to grill until cheese bubbles & dough cooked through. Remove to cooling rack & rest for 3-5 minutes.
  • Garnish with thyme, oregano & basil. Drizzle with balsamic reduction. Season additionally, to taste and serve!

Notes

Creating a 2-zone Grilling Surface:
-1-burner grill – leverage the warming shelf, lined with tin foil, to remove the meat from direct contact with the grill grates.
-2-burner grill – heat the right side to hot and leave the left side off.
-3-burner grill – heat the far right side to hot, the middle to low-medium and the left side off.
-4-burner grill – heat the two right zones to high and leave the two left zones off.

 

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