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Just looking at this photo again stimulates my salivary glands. Sometimes I honestly think about dabbing truffle oil behind my ears as perfume. My husband who is reading over my shoulder as I type just announced he would be all for it.

Some months ago, I received a gift of two little bottles of truffle oil – one white and the other dark. Before then, I had never bought any and probably would not have been brave enough to experiment with it in my own kitchen. It is one of those ingredients that I wasn’t exposed to growing up and I just wouldn’t have known what to do with it. But now, the precious little bottles beckoned to me from my cupboard. I opened them regularly inhaling the intoxicating, earthy scent. Someone once told me they thought eating oysters was like drinking in the sea. I think that truffle oil is like drinking in all the goodness from the rich earth.

Thanks to some inspiration from a local pizza restaurant, I now know JUST where truffle oil belongs – on a pizza under some wild mushrooms and delicious cheese. I am very serious about my lists of favorites and Top Tens and I think that a good pizza with truffle oil just may have made it onto my Top Ten Favorite Foods list.

Pizza with Truffle Oil, Mushrooms and Mozzarella

My pizza dough was good but I was not thrilled with it. Try this one from a chef who certainly knows what he is doing. I was stupid not to use this recipe myself.

Pizza Dough
Truffle Oil
2 cups mushrooms (shitake, crimini and or others)
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
Parmesan Cheese

Make the pizza dough according to directions. Roll out the dough and rub it with truffle oil. (I used 2-3 Tablespoons for the pizza) Saute mushrooms slightly in some olive oil or butter. Spread them over the pizza. Top with rounds of fresh mozzarella and sprinkle with parmesan. Cook pizza in a 500 degree oven on a pizza stone, if possible, until crust is browned and cheese is bubbling.

This was only one of the two pizzas that came out of my oven this week. (followed by chocolate chip cookies – I mean, while the oven was hot….) Stay tuned for Pizza Part Deux.

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10 Responses to “Pizza Part 1: Truffle Oil with Mushrooms and Fresh Mozzarella”

  1. Aimee Says:

    NICE! I can almost smell it from here in Montreal. I love a thin crust pizza that’s not overdone on the toppings. Yours looks stellar!

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  3. Lindsey P. Says:

    I made this pizza last night and it was delicious!
    the other pizza dough recipe turned out great.

  4. Cakespy Says:

    Oh lord, how am I ever going to eat turkey when I could be making this today??

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  8. Lance Says:

    yum, made last night, I sauted onions with my shitake mushrooms. We Made a second pizza with Mozzarella, roasted corn, blue cheese and bacon.

    Thanks for the inspriation

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  10. Janie Says:

    Wondering?……Was there any difference in the light and dark bottle of the truffle oil or just the labeling? Truffle oil is truffle oil is truffle oil…..or? !!

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