TWD: Pizza Rustica
I was excited to try this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie. I’ve made Giada’s Pizza Rustica several times and we’ve all loved it, and while they’ve got their similarities, this one was just different enough to keep things interesting.
The dough was really easy to put together, though I never quite got it to ball up around the blade; it stayed a bit on the crumbly side.
I didn’t think to add water to it but it came together just fine after I kneaded it on the counter for a minute.
The filling was a little more fun, but a bit on the expensive side. I don’t think I’ve ever bought prosciutto (I used to leave it out of the Giada recipe because there was already so much going into it), and the Pecorino Romano caused a bit of sticker shock, too.
I really liked the Pecorino Romano, though, and kept breaking off little bites to snack on. I’ll have to find another recipe or two to use it in.
My helper for the day got a kick out of the ricotta and had fun mashing it around the bowl.
My pastry measuring skills always leave a bit to be desired, but I was able to coax a few of the strips into behaving.
I made it for lunch over the weekend and everyone loved it. It was very quiche-y, and thankfully the girls love quiche.
The crust was almost a little too on the sweet side, and I think it would be really good with a sweeter dish instead of savory. It also stayed pretty pale after baking, so I stuck it under the broiler for a few minutes.
Needless to say, there were no leftovers.
I would definitely make this again, but the cost of the cheese and prosciutto are a little on the ouchy side, so we’ll have to see.