1. Peach Breakfast Pizza
-- Pizza dough, about 10 ounces
-- 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta cheese (you may need a little more or a little less, depending on the size of your pizza)
-- A knob of frozen gingerroot
1 fresh ripe peach, unpeeled, sliced into thin wedges
-- A few sprigs of fresh mint, leaves stripped, sliced into thin ribbons
-- Kosher salt, or flakey sea salt, to finish
1. Place a pizza stone on bottom-most rack in oven. Preheat oven to BROIL HIGH at least a half hour before you will bake the pizza. Cut dough from above pizza dough recipe into two equal pieces, about 10 ounces each, weighing it with a kitchen scale if you have one. Place the second piece of dough in a freezer bag and freeze, or make a second pizza of your choosing.
2. Flatten dough very slightly, and fold in top, bottom, left side, right side, towards center. Turn over, and gently form into a round. Place on lightly floured parchment-lined sheet pan, sprinkle with flour and cover with a kitchen towel.
3. Let rest 10 minutes.
4. Lightly oil (just a dab to keep the paper in place) a 12" pizza pan. Line with a piece of parchment paper, and lightly dust paper with flour. Place dough on paper. Dust dough lightly with flour and press down with your fingertips as you turn the pie and spread the dough evenly in all directions until you have a nice thin layer, about 1/4" thick. It probably won't cover the entire pan; that’s okay. If dough is not cooperating, it helps to let the dough rest for a few minutes. Alternatively, flour your fists very well, and the ball of dough. Stretch dough over your fists and move your fists along the outside edge of the dough, stretching it out. 5. Lay the dough on parchment-lined pizza pan. Tug edges slightly to form a rough circle.
5. Place peach wedges over the ricotta. With a microplane grater, grate some of the frozen ginger all over the pizza. Use as much or as little as you like. No need to peel the ginger. Place pan directly on pizza stone. Or, if you've got a pizza peel, pull the parchment and pizza onto the peel, then slide parchment and pizza directly onto pizza stone.
6. Turn heat to 550 degrees F. Bake for 5 minutes, or until crust is nicely browned and crisp, and bottom of pizza has some nicely browned spots as well. Use a long-handled metal spatula or metal tongs, or the pizza peel, to lift up the pizza and take a peek underneath. The parchment will turn black, but it won't catch fire, so don't worry.
7. Remove from oven using the pizza peel if you have one, and long-handled tongs to pull pizza onto the peel. Scatter the mint over, a sprinkling of salt, and a drizzle of honey. Cut into pieces with kitchen shears and enjoy!
Photo and Recipe via Food52.com