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Carrot 'Bacon' Pizza

I love Pizza, but why do so many people hate pineapple on pizza? Is it because it is a fruit? I have no idea, maybe it’s because some of us are taught it does not belong on a pizza, while others (me) have been taught it definitely belongs there. Pineapple is one of my favorite toppings and I think I rarely make a pizza without it. Now before you are too grossed out, close your browser and burn your computer. You are allowed to make this pizza recipe without the pineapple…

Pineapple might not ‘traditionally’ belong on pizza, but this is really not a traditional pizza. Not even close. The sauce is not a traditional tomato sauce, but a spicy barbecue sauce, there is no cheese on this pizza (not even a vegan cheese) and the bacon is made from a carrot (the only type of bacon I like). And pineapple it is. This pizza is making me go back a long way, because when I was a kid I used to make my own pizza all the time. My parents, or actually, our bread machine, made the dough and kneaded it, and all we had to do is roll it out. I had a final say over all the toppings that went on my pizza. This mostly went fine, although I always had to give the pizza a face, and one day I made a chocolate marshmallow pizza… So yeah, does pineapple still seems like a weird topping to you?

My story might not really give me much taste credit, except if you (like me) do think pineapple pizza or chocolate pizza sounds amazing. But I still hope you give the carrot bacon a try, it’s really tasty!

Carrot bacon pizza

makes 2 pizza’s

Pizza dough

2 cups flour

3 gram dry yeast

1 cup water

pinch of salt

Mix the ingredients together and knead the dough, add more flour or water if necessary. Kneed for 5-10 minutes and make a ball. Place the dough in a bowl and cover with a towel and let rest for 1 hour. Cut the dough into two even pieces, roll out thinly and place on a baking tray. Let rest for 10 more minutes before adding the sauce and toppings.

Carrot bacon

1 big carrot

½ cup soy sauce

¼ cup maple syrup

Thinly slice the carrot in long strips and add them to a bowl together with the soy sauce and maple syrup. Marinate for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees (390 F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and bake the carrots for 8 minutes in the oven

Pizza bbq sauce

70 gram tomato paste

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

½ tbsp chili powder

1 tsp cayenne,

1 tsp sriracha (or a different hot sauce)

1 tsp smoked paprika

Mix the ingredients together into a pizza sauce. Add a tablespoon of water if the sauce is too thick.

The carrot bacon pizza

Pizza dough

Carrot bacon

Pizza bbq sauce

½ red onion

1 jalapenos

¼ pineapple (cut into cubes)

handful arugula

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees (390 F). Divide and cover the two pizzas with the bbq pizza sauce. Add all the other toppings except for the arugula. Place the pizzas in the oven for 12-15 minutes and top with arugula.

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