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Plum and Walnut Pizza

Pudding | 11th August 2014 | By

Ages ago, I saw a fabulous post for a fruit dessert pizza over at Peaches Please and was immediately struck by the idea. I had been sent some plums from South Africa so the time was right to try a plum pizza. Some of you may recall the plum and amaretto ice-cream I made with these very same plums way back when, so I had high hopes. I was also keen to try making pizza dough with white chocolate which I thought would suit this fruity delight very well.

This is how I made:

Plum and Walnut Pizza

  • Mixed 250g flour (half wholemeal, half white) in a bowl with 1 tsp instant yeast, Ā½ tsp salt and 1 tsp maca powder (not necessary, but makes me think I’m being healthy).
  • Stirred in 150ml warm water and 1 tbsp olive oil until the mixture came together in a ball.
  • Kneaded for about 10 minutes on an oiled surface, adding 30g of finely chopped vanillary white chocolate towards the end (I used G&B).
  • Placed into an oiled bowl and left to rise for an hour or so.
  • Divided the mixture into 4 balls and rolled as thinly as possible into rounds.
  • Placed on lined baking sheets.
  • Warmed 3 tbsp of plum jam (homemade) and 1 tbsp marsala in a small pan.
  • Sliced 4 large purple plums into thin slices.
  • Roughly chopped a handful of walnut halves.
  • Spread a tbsp of the jam mixture over the base of each pizza.
  • Laid the plum slices over the jam then scattered some walnuts over the top.
  • Dusted a little vanilla sugar over the top.
  • Baked in the middle of the oven at 200Ā°C for 12 minutes.
  • Served immediately (apart from the odd photo or two).

Gosh these were good. The dough was soft and sweet and combined beautifully with the tart juicy plums and the fragrant vanilla. The walnuts gave a delightful crunch and added bitter notes which contrasted nicely with the caramel undertones from the bits of white chocolate that had caramelised in the dough. These were also a visual feast with the strikingly coloured purple plums. This is a dessert I can see us having again and again – maybe with peaches or nectarines by way of a change.

Alpha Bakes is P this month and I have three of them. P is for Purple Plum and Walnut Pizza. It is hosted this time around over at Caroline Makes and is alternately hosted by Ros of The More Than Occasional Baker.

As plums are in season, I am sending this off to Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary where Simple and in Season is being hosted this month on behalf of Ren Behan.

And this is my second entry to Bookmarked Recipes this month with Jac over at Tinned Tomatoes.

Being rather pleased with this fabulous bake, I am submitting it to Emily’s #recipeoftheweek over at A Mummy Too.

Plum is the chosen ingredient for the monthly Rix Aga Inspired Recipes, so I am sending this over to them as well in the vague hope I might win Ā£100 Waitrose voucher.

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    Johanna GGG
    11th August 2014

    want want want – and love how you use white chocolate in baking – would be so good with plums and walnuts – I make dessert pizzas all too infrequently but this white chocolate pizza dough is really intriguing me even if plums are out of season – I could imagine the dough would go well with berries too.

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      Choclette
      13th August 2014

      Haha, seems I am very late to this dessert pizza malarky, but I’m glad I have finally got there Johanna. It would be interesting to see how you got on with berries – I’m not sure how well they would cope with the high heat.

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      Choclette
      13th August 2014

      Well yes Angie and I’m sure you could make it healthier in other ways too šŸ™‚

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    belleau kitchen
    11th August 2014

    wow… i’m absolutely loving this sweet pizza idea and what a perfect combination of walnuts and plums… so far am LOVING plum season… now, do you think my local pizza hut will make this?

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      Choclette
      13th August 2014

      Probably not Dom, but you most certainly could and I’d put my money on yours over Pizza Hut any day.

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    Katie
    11th August 2014

    This looks delicious. I can imagine eating it with some blobs of ricotta and a drizzle of honey. Those plums look gorgeous

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      Choclette
      13th August 2014

      Ooh, I do like that idea Katie – will have to try it next time I make a fruit pizza.

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      Choclette
      13th August 2014

      Go for it Kate, it’s so worthwhile. Have you found a good GF pizza dough recipe? I expect you have.

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    Karen S Booth
    13th August 2014

    Now this looks amazing Choclette and would make a GREAT picnic type of pie (tea time treats this month) šŸ˜‰ I LOVE plums and look forward to the plum season with anticipation and when married with chocolate, these mist taste amazing, plus, I am a HUGE fan of sweet pizzas too, why not eh? Great recipe and post, Karen

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      Choclette
      13th August 2014

      Thanks Karen. Not sure how this would fare on a picnic as it’s so juicy, but I have something lined up for TTT which I’m going to bake today – looking forward to it already.

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    jess ica
    13th August 2014

    I’ve never tried a sweet dessert pizza but this looks and sounds delicious!

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      Choclette
      14th August 2014

      This was new to me too Stephanie, but there’s no looking back now.

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    Jen Price
    13th August 2014

    I love the colour of the plums, so pretty. I also like how you’ve incorporated whit chocolate into the dough, one I’m going to have to try.

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      Choclette
      14th August 2014

      Thanks Jen – it was a toss up between melting the chocolate and having it in chunks. I think I made the right decision.

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    Sylvia F.
    14th August 2014

    Looks very tasty! Unusual combination but like both ingredients šŸ˜‰

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    Gina
    15th August 2014

    Really lovely! I would love to try that out some time xx

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    Baking Addict
    16th August 2014

    What a brilliant idea! The purple plums look gorgeous and I am imagine that all the flavours worked well together. Thanks for entering AlphaBakes.

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      Choclette
      18th August 2014

      Thanks Ros – keep meaning to make it with peaches – must get onto it before the season runs out.

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    julie roo
    18th August 2014

    I think this should win £100. I am not a cook at all but I am tempted to try this.

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    Elizabeth
    29th August 2014

    What a fantastic pizza flavour! Intriguing! Love it šŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing with Simple and in Season

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    AMummyToo
    30th August 2014

    This looks lovely – I’m really keen on sweet pizzas at the moment. Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. Sorry I was particularly slow getting over for this one. I’ve pinned it to my food board and a tweet will go out shortly šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      31st August 2014

      This was the first sweet pizza I ever had Emily – what a revelation.

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    Rachel Walker
    2nd September 2014

    How clever! I’ve never come across a sweet pizza before…well, not one which wasn’t a gimmick. This looks delicious, and what wonderful flavours. Definitely going to give it a go….

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      Choclette
      2nd September 2014

      Thank you Rachel – oh no not a gimmick, it’s delicious. In fact I have some peaches …

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