Sunday, November 28, 2010

Recipe of the Week: Truffle and Chantrelle Pizza

As I write this blog post, it is snowing outside and I am sitting in front of a warm, blazing fire. Nothing like a delicious and warm meal to heat you up on a cold, winter day!

Chantrelles are on sale right now at Central Market, so I picked up a pound with no solid plans for it. A couple days later, I realized I had to use it and incidentally also had a flashback to my amazing experience at Serious Pie last winter and that awe-inspiring truffle pizza that still brings tears to my eyes...

This is my attempt to recreate it, and I must say it turned out better than I expected given the fact that I am an amateur and lack a wood burning oven. Plus, Tom Douglas is a culinary God, and has access to the best ingredients in town. I have some good ingredients, but chose to be a slacker and used store bought pizza dough. I made Kyle make a side trip on the way home from work to get the dough from Trader Joe's.


  • 1 lb chantrelle mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup truffle cheese (you can also find this at Trader Joe's for pretty cheap)
  • A pinch of truffle salt
  • A couple of drops of truffle oil
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees--I like a really hot oven, and find that the temp that the pizza dough packages suggest is often too low (usually 450 or so, which doesn't cook the dough very well)
  • Heat large pan with oil
  • Smash garlic cloves and put in pan to infuse oil with garlic
  • Add butter
  • Add chopped chantrelles and saute until mushrooms are tender, remove garlic
  • Roll out dough and place on pizza stone. My friend and fellow blogger, Carol, suggested that I put parchment paper under the dough and slide it out midway through cooking--this is a great tip and always helps to make the pizza crisp up better!
  • Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the dough
  • Add the chantrelles and garlic infused oil to the top
  • Sprinkle the cheeses over the mushrooms as well as a couple of pinches of truffle salt
  • Sprinkle sea salt over the edges of the dough for a salty crunch
  • Pop it in the oven for about 15 minutes or until dough browns up and is to your liking
  • Once done, take out of oven and add a couple drops of truffle oil over the top
  • ENJOY!

This pizza was really good as leftovers, just put in a 350 degree oven for about 5-7 minutes.

Happy Eating,