i made this last year (just 2 or 3 weeks ago, i forgot), and it feels odd to start the first post of this year with something i did last year, but i’m just not ready to sort through all the things i did over the break…! so please enjoy this yummy pizza :)
what’s special about this pizza (for me) is that it is my first time making something from a german cookbook. it’s from page 227 of kochbuch by tim mäzler that i bought in mannheim. and just like i learned french, i’m going to attack german with the same method: cooking and cookbooks!
150ml peanut oil
1 tbs butter, melted
1 pinch salt
600g all-purpose flour
chili pepper (forgot to buy it, so left it out)
2 tbs chopped basil
2 tbs chopped lemon balm (couldn’t find it, so left it out)
2 tbs chopped coriander
2 tbs lime juice
1 tbs olive oil
75g sour cream (i used crème fraîche)
1 mango (350g)
2 tbs olive oil to brush on the dough
the sauce. For the sauce, you’re supposed to puree everything together… but i don’t have the equipment to do that, so i just chopped the ingredients as finely as i could and then mixed it with the sour cream + oil + lime juice.
the baking. bake in a 220C oven for 40 minutes. the book says that circulating air is not recommending, so it should be baked in the bottom of the oven.
i’m definitely loving living in a place where buffalo mozzarella is normal and not a specialty!
so, happy late new year’s!
*i would like to note that i photocopy the recipe and that in no way would i ever harm my cookbooks by marking in them! also, for those who are into language learning, here is my method: i read the entire recipe once, get a headache because i don’t understand a thing, take a break, then i go back later and underline every word i don’t understand, then i slowly look up each word in the dictionary.