I had good results with my first attempt at using Cooking With Nonna (see my post here). I made Nonna's Four-Cheese Lasagna, and the lasagna was...well, good.
But I'm looking for spectacular.
So I had to give Nonna another chance.
Spectacular was what I got with Nonna's Pizza Rustica. Oh my goodness. Spectacular deep-dish pizza. Spectacular appearance. Spectacular flavor.
Here's my (somewhat less spectacular) photo:
Results: I've made a lot of homemade pizzas in the past, but this pizza was like no homemade pizza I've ever made before. It was a true pizza pie, thick and rich, with lots of cheese flavor. Instead of the suggested meats, I used ham for two pizzas and substituted peppers and onions for a veggie version in the other two pizzas. We loved these pizzas. I will make them again.
Here's the recipe I used:
Nonna's Pizza Rustica
For the Dough:
- 1 pound all purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 pound butter, cold
- milk, as much as needed
For the Filling:
- 1 pound basket cheese or ricotta cheese
- 3 large eggs
- 1/4 pound provolone - sharp
- 1/4 pound mozzarella
- 4 tablespoons grated pecorino cheese
- 1/4 pound prosciutto
- 1/4 pound sopressata
- 1/4 pound mortadella
- fresh black pepper, as desired
- 1 large egg for the egg wash