Tuesday, April 03, 2012

{TWD:BWJ} Pizza Rustica

What do you do when you have a husband that doesn't eat ricotta cheese? You go to Atlanta and make Pizza Rustica for your friends that will eat it. :) I had fun making this in Angela's kitchen this week. She has those lovely marble counter tops so rolling out the dough was a treat.
 I wasn't too sure about this recipe as I am not a huge fan of prosciutto. However, dicing it made it small enough that my texture issue wasn't a big deal. The only big problem with this was an unfamiliar oven. I have an electric stove that I have been cooking in for 10 years so I kind of know how long I need to cook things. Ang's oven is gas and shut off after the timer went off. So, it took about an extra half hour to cook all the way through. Even with the oven issues it still turned out really tasty. 
 Munchkin liked it but had a choking issue because she laughed and it went down the wrong pipe. Little Man loved it and ate it right up...that could have been the promise of peanut butter cookies though.. The Softball Star ate some and seemed to like it ok but wasn't going back for seconds and the Big Kahuna was not a fan. Ron and Angela ate it though and seemed to really like it. I did get a text from Angela that said she had leftovers and it heated up great the next day. So, thanks Ron and Angela for being my guinea pigs this week for this recipe. ;) I am glad you liked it!
 To me this was a pretty tasty recipe. The crust was sweet like pie dough while the inside was savory. Of course for someone who likes sweet and salty (salted caramel or pretzels and chocolate) it was a good combination.
If you would like to try this recipe you can check out Emily's post on Capital Region Dining Blog. You can also buy the book Baking with Julia and join in the baking fun! The contributing baker in the book on this recipe was Nick Malgieri who is an acclaimed pastry chef, author and teacher. Several of the TWD crew have his book Bake and are working though it as well. :) Make sure to check out how other bakers around the world did with this recipe by checking out the LYL. :)


  1. Nice for you to have so many tasters. My husband wouldn't even try it and we still have half of it left after 2 days. Me and my 13 yo are the only ones eating it, but because it's quite fattening, I'm probably not going to eat more of it.
    It's something different I'd probably never make, so I'm glad I did.

  2. Looks like a fab dinner party! :) I had to bake mine a few minutes more than the recipe suggested as well... but I think mine was from all the water in the fat-free ricotta. Glad you all enjoyed it!

  3. Looks like you guys enjoyed it :) It looks great!!

  4. Nice! How wonderful too to have so many to eat it with you!

  5. We loved the recipe over here! It's a keeper. :) Happy Easter!

  6. Looks like you all had fun and enjoyed the pizza rustica.

  7. It looks like you had a fun time. Cooking in alternate kitchens can be a bit of a challenge!
    Lovely looking meal.