Oh hell yeah you heard me right!! A down right dirty chocolate pizza with a chocolate ganache stuffed crust. You know you want to…
This is thanks to yet another cook book that the Mr got me for Christmas (I’m such a lucky lady!) – the Gü Chocolate Cookbook. I’ll be honest, I don’t think this will be the only recipe I will be sharing with you from this book – it has LOADS of super awesome ideas that I literally cannot wait to try. But… the first one had to be this.
This is what you will need to make a 29cm (approx) pizza.
For the Ganache (Stuffing for Crust)
- 40g Dark Chocolate
- 15g Milk Chocolate
- 75ml Whipping Cream
For the Dough
- 2tsp Active Dried Yeast
- 250g Plain Flour
- 2tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1tsp Salt
- 3tbsp Olive Oil
- 1tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
For the Topping
- 4-6 tbsp Double Cream
- 50g Milk Chocolate, chopped
- 50g White Chocolate, chopped
- 2 tbsp Hazelnuts, chopped
- 1 tsp Brown Sugar
First up – make the ganache by breaking the chocolate into a bowl. Then heat the cream in a saucepan and pour over the chocolate. Stir until smooth then pop in the fridge to set.
Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl and add the salt. Mix together then pop into a food processor.
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for about a minute. Pour a small amount of oil in a large bowl and drop in the dough – turn to coat evenly. Cover and leave in a warm place for about an hour to double in size.Whilst the dough is proving – preheat your oven to 220°C/Fan 200°C and place a baking sheet in to warm up.
Once the dough is ready, knock back and roll out to approx 33cm circle on a lightly floured surface. Take the ganache from the fridge and load it into a piping bag. Snip off the end and pipe out a circle about 1 inch or so in from the edge.
Brush some water onto the dough inside the ring of ganache then carefully fold over the edge. Make sure you really seal it well as mine actually burst it’s banks whilst cooking!
Remove the hot tray from the oven and slide on the dough. Brush with the melted butter and prick the base gently with a fork. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the dough is starting to go crispy.
Whilst the dough is cooking – prepare your toppings. Chop up both chocolates and the hazelnuts and get the cream out of the fridge.
When the base is ready – take out the oven and drizzle over the cream. Then scatter over the white chocolate, milk chocolate & hazelnuts. Finally, sprinkle over the brown sugar.
Pop back into the oven for a couple of minutes to get all warm, gooey and melty.
Just look at it! It’s beautiful isn’t it? All that oozy melted chocolate cascading down the side of the sweet chocolate dough, filled with bursts of milk & white chocolate and the crunch of the hazelnuts…
Erm, sorry… got a bit carried away there. But it’s so damn good!!! It’s a labour of love but I implore you all to give it a go, it’s totally worth the effort!
I honestly think it would make the perfect shock inducing pud at a dinner party or on a buffet table. I mean come on, it’s combining two of most peoples loves – chocolate & pizza!
I really hope you all enjoyed the post this week.
In the words of Porky Pig, “Th th th th That’s All Folks!”