Monday, April 9, 2012
I'm up early every day and for me its a most magical time. My home affords a view of the wide expanse of the Long Island Sound looking north. Across the water the lights of Connecticut twinkle until the sun starts its ascent on the eastern horizon. Its at this moment that ribbons of yellow, orange and pink swirl across the sky and a melodious chorus of bird calls treat early risers like myself.
1 frozen(thawed) or fresh pizza dough
Jar of Nutella
1 tbsp. olive oil
chopped hazelnuts, fresh strawberries, bananas, dark and/or milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 450 degrees, place pizza pan or baking sheet in oven.
On lightly floured surface, gently work the pizza dough out with your hands and knuckles until it is about 12" in diameter. Sprinkle olive oil over dough and spread with fingers.
Remove heated pan from oven, lightly dust pan with flour, carefully slide dough onto pan.
Bake dough for about 10 minutes watching carefully, and at first sign that dough is beginning to form a bubble, remove from oven and make a fine slice in dough releasing air. Return to oven but continue to watch dough while baking.
Remove dough from oven when done and place on cool surface.
Using offset metal spatula or spreader, spread generous amount of Nutella over dough. Place desired toppings over Nutella, cut, serve and enjoy!