Sweet red onion and hazelnut pizzette
Here at the ugly duckling bakery, we are not afraid of food that is rich and decadent. However, in 2021 we will be trying to eat a little more healthily and a little more meat-free. To that end, mr. uglyducklingbakery’s sister gave us A Modern Way to Eat. Anna Jones’s cookbook includes a recipe for sweet red onion and hazelnut pizzette.
I was intrigued by how the hazelnuts in the crust would impact the taste and the browning of the crust. Pizza always seems to be a challenge with a home oven that maxes out at 500F.
One pizzette was made with kale instead of spinach because that’s what we had on hand. The second was topped with sauteed Italian sausage, fennel, and garlic that was in the freezer. Kiddo is always certain to eat sausage and fennel. She’s a pretty adventurous eater, but it’s always good to be prepared, eh?
I would call tonight a moderate success. The pizzettes were tasty. But the nuttiness didn’t come through as much as I thought they would in the crust. And now I’m fantasizing about a Ooni pizza oven in order to get really crisp pizza crusts at home.