Speck + Arugula Pizza

May  1, 2013
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Excerpted from Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute Meals
Copyright 2013 by Caroline Wright
Used by permission of Workman Publishing Co., Inc. New York
All Rights Reserved —Caroline Wright

What You'll Need
  • Cornmeal, for dusting
  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cored and crushed
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, pulled apart
  • Just before serving, scatter with 2 cups baby arugula and 3 ounces thinly sliced speck
  • Olive oil, for serving
  • Sea salt, for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 475°F with a rack in the bottom position. Place a large rimmed baking sheet upside down on the rack to preheat, 8 minutes.
  2. On a piece of parchment paper dusted with cornmeal, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll pizza dough into a large circle, about 1?4 inch thick. Scatter it with toppings. Carefully remove the hot baking sheet from the oven and slide the parchment with the dough onto it. Bake until the dough is golden and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Before serving, add the remaining fresh ingredients, a ?drizzle of olive oil, and a sprinkle of sea salt.

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Before her diagnosis, Caroline wrote a book on cakes called Cake Magic!. She started developing a birthday cake using her gluten-free mix found in that book. Check out other recipes she’s developing for her new life—and the stories behind them—on her blog, The Wright Recipes. Her next book, Soup Club, is a collection of recipes she made for her underground soup club of vegan and grain-free soups she delivers every week to friends throughout Seattle's rainy winter.

6 Reviews

natalie February 5, 2014
what kind of dough do you use for your pizzas? it looks delicious!!
sherab May 13, 2013
I don't know specific application the word may have developed in the US, but in Germany Speck is just the general term for bacon.
TinaK May 13, 2013
"Speck" is German = smoked ham
ustabahippie May 12, 2013
Apparently speck is a juniper flavored ham. According to wikipedia, that is.
Tinacooks May 12, 2013
OK, I've not heard of speck either! Looks like proscuitto?
ustabahippie May 12, 2013
Thought I was pretty hip about food, but what is speck?