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PIZZA BALLS INSPIRED BY MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS

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40 min

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4 servings

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INGREDIENTS

For the New York Pizza Dough

For the New York Pizza Dough

bread flour, plus more for dusting

500 g bread flour, plus more for dusting

sugar

25 g sugar

kosher salt

10 g kosher salt

instant dry yeast

2 teaspoons instant dry yeast

ice water

300 g ice water

(1 tablespoon) cooking olive oil, plus more for greasing

15 mL (1 tablespoon) cooking olive oil, plus more for greasing

For the Pizza Sauce

For the Pizza Sauce

(28 oz) chopped San Marzano tomatoes

2 cans (28 oz) chopped San Marzano tomatoes

olive oil

1 tbsp olive oil

garlic cloves, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

large basil stem (leaves included)

1 large basil stem (leaves included)

kosher salt

1 tsp kosher salt

dried oregano

½ tsp dried oregano

For the Garlic Herb Oil

For the Garlic Herb Oil

olive oil

¾ cup olive oil

garlic cloves, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

dried parsley

¼ tsp dried parsley

dried oregano

¼ tsp dried oregano

For the Garlic Knot Pizza

ball For the Garlic Knot Pizza

New York Pizza Dough (see recipe above)

New York Pizza Dough (see recipe above)

Pizza Sauce (see recipe above)

100 g Pizza Sauce (see recipe above)

Garlic Herb Oil (see recipe above)

Garlic Herb Oil (see recipe above)

low moisture mozzarella cheese, grated

200 g low moisture mozzarella cheese, grated

pepperoni

150 g pepperoni

For the Pizza Pinwheels

For the Pizza Pinwheels

New York Pizza Dough (see recipe above)

New York Pizza Dough (see recipe above)

As needed olive oil

As needed olive oil

Pizza Sauce (see recipe above)

100 g Pizza Sauce (see recipe above)

low moisture mozzarella cheese, grated

300 g low moisture mozzarella cheese, grated

pepperoni, chopped

200 g pepperoni, chopped

DIRECTIONS

1.

For the New York Pizza Dough

1.

In a food processor, combine the bread flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.

bread flour, plus more for dusting

500 g bread flour, plus more for dusting

sugar

25 g sugar

kosher salt

10 g kosher salt

instant dry yeast

2 teaspoons instant dry yeast

2.

In a large liquid measuring cup, combine the ice water and oil.

ice water

300 g ice water

(1 tablespoon) cooking olive oil, plus more for greasing

15 mL (1 tablespoon) cooking olive oil, plus more for greasing

3.

Pulse the flour mixture together a few times just to combine everything. With the machine running, stream the water and oil mixture through the feed tube and process until a ball of dough forms. This should give you a dough with a hydration of about 60%.

4.

Lightly oil a container, a work surface, and your hands. Knead the dough until it cohesively comes together in a very soft and smooth mass. Form it into a taut ball then transfer to the oiled container and cover with a lid or inverted baking sheet. Let rise in the fridge overnight or up to 3 days to improve the dough’s texture and flavor.

5.

For the Pizza Sauce

1.

Roughly puree the chopped tomatoes in a high-walled container until mostly smooth.

(28 oz) chopped San Marzano tomatoes

2 cans (28 oz) chopped San Marzano tomatoes

2.

Heat the oil in a medium pot until shimmering. Then add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.

olive oil

1 tbsp olive oil

garlic cloves, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

3.

Add the tomatoes, basil stem, salt, and oregano to the pot.

large basil stem (leaves included)

1 large basil stem (leaves included)

kosher salt

1 tsp kosher salt

dried oregano

½ tsp dried oregano

4.

Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes or until thickened.

5.

Reserve until ready to use.

6.

For the Garlic Herb Oil

1.

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk to combine, then reserve until ready to use.

olive oil

¾ cup olive oil

garlic cloves, minced

2 garlic cloves, minced

dried parsley

¼ tsp dried parsley

dried oregano

¼ tsp dried oregano

2.

For the Garlic Knot Pizza Balls

1.

Divide the dough into 65 gram pieces, then shape the dough into balls.

New York Pizza Dough (see recipe above)

New York Pizza Dough (see recipe above)

2.

Place the shaped dough into a lightly grease proofing box or a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Loosely over the dough and allow them to proof at room temperature for 30-45 minutes, or until puffed.

3.

Once proofed, shape the balls into logs about 8 inches long.

4.

Tie each log into a knot, brush each knot with the Garlic Herb Oil mixture, and then transfer them back to the proofing box or sheet tray. Once again, loosely cover and allow the garlic knots to proof for 1 hour.

Garlic Herb Oil (see recipe above)

Garlic Herb Oil (see recipe above)

5.

Towards the end of the proofing period, lightly grease a muffin tin with nonstick spray or extra garlic oil. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

6.

Once the garlic knots have proofed, carefully inject them with the Pizza Sauce.

Pizza Sauce (see recipe above)

100 g Pizza Sauce (see recipe above)

7.

Place the greased muffin tin in the oven for 10 minutes to preheat. Then carefully, transfer the filled garlic knots to the preheat muffin pan. Top with cheese and pepperoni, then return the pan to the oven and bake until the garlic knots are cooked through (~210°F internal temperature) and the cheese has fully melted.

low moisture mozzarella cheese, grated

200 g low moisture mozzarella cheese, grated

pepperoni

150 g pepperoni

8.

Allow the pizza balls to cool slightly before consuming!

9.

For the Pizza Pinwheels

1.

Allow the dough to proof at room temperature, loosely covered, for 1 hour.

New York Pizza Dough (see recipe above)

New York Pizza Dough (see recipe above)

2.

Towards the end of the proofing period, lightly grease a 9x13 baking pan with olive oil.

As needed olive oil

As needed olive oil

3.

Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to a rectangle 13 inches wide and 20 inches long.

4.

Spread the Pizza Sauce over the entire surface of the dough, save for a ½ inch strip along one of the 13 inch sides.

Pizza Sauce (see recipe above)

100 g Pizza Sauce (see recipe above)

5.

Top the pizza sauce with about ⅔ of the cheese and pepperoni.

low moisture mozzarella cheese, grated

300 g low moisture mozzarella cheese, grated

pepperoni, chopped

200 g pepperoni, chopped

6.

Roll the dough starting from the 13 inch side with sauce towards the opposite side without sauce.

7.

Using unflavored dental floss, cut pinwheels about 1 inch thick.

8.

Transfer the pizza pinwheels to the prepare baking dish, making sure they are evenly spaced apart from one another. Loosely cover the dish and allow them to proof for 1 hour or until they are just beginning to tough each other.

9.

Towards the end of the proofing period, preheat the oven to 400°F with convection fan.

10.

Uncover the pizza pinwheels and transfer them to the oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the pizza pinwheels begin to brown, then top with the remaining grated cheese. Return the pinwheels to the oven and bake for an additional 7-10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches ~210°F.

11.

Allow the pizza pinwheels to cool slightly before serving.

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