Caprese Pizza - Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil and Tomatoes on Pizza
This is a recipe I promised you way back at the beginning of August when I first started the month of tomato recipes. Jeff loves, loves, loves pizza. I love pizza and caprese so it just seemed natural: caprese pizza. It should be delicious. I love combining two good ideas. It works so with the stuffed tomatoes and curried pumpkin risotto.
To make the caprese pizza I brushed tender pizza crust with olive oil and then layered on slices of buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and basil. Little salt and pepper to taste, baked for 10 minutes until the mozzarella is all melty and stringy. And it was a beautiful sight to behold.
Unfortunately it wasn't that good. The buffalo mozzarella became entirely tasteless, the basil crisped and burned. I was able to salvage that at least. I picked the toasty basil off and sprinkled fresh basil over the top. The tomatoes had nice flavor, but weren't roasted enough. They were too juicy and slide off the crust. All in all we decided pizza and caprese will have to remain two separate dishes.
Have you ever had a successful caprese pizza? Or is the beauty of caprese its freshness?
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