Sinful Chocolate Pizza
April 15, 2015
This Chocolate Pizza is topped with Nutella, 3 types of chocolate and toasted marshmallows. This dessert pizza is a chocolate lover's dream come true.
- Yields: 12-13inch round pizza
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the hook attachment (or a large bowl if kneading by hand), place 1¾ cups of the flour, the milk powder, sugar, yeast*, salt and whisk together with a hand whisk or fork. Add in the oil and whisk together until throughly mixed.
If the dough is still very sticky, gradually add the rest of the flour, one tablespoon at a time until the dough clears the sides on the bowl but sticks to the bottom. You might not need all of it. Continue kneading until the dough is smooth and elastic but not dry. It should still be slightly sticky and feels tacky. Resist the temptation to add too much flour or the crust will be tough.
As with all pizzas, it is best served warm out of the oven while the chocolate is still melty. Chocolate will harden over time, especially in cooler environments. Leftover slices can be warmed up in the microwave.
Make sure you use 'instant' dry yeast here and not 'active.' Instant yeast is designed to get mixed right away with the dry ingredients without having to activate it in a warm liquid. If you follow the same directions using 'active' yeast, the dough won't rise and you'll end up with a thin, dry crust. If active dry yeast is all you could find, then you're gonna need to dissolve it first in the warm water with a ¼ teaspoon of sugar, before proceeding with step 1 of the recipe.
I used Pakmaya brand for these rolls, but Venoise is another favorite of mine. Just look for the word 'instant.'
To create a warm environment for rising, turn the oven to 200F/93C before working on the dough, then turn off the oven after about 10 minutes. You could now use it as your warm place to rise your dough in. If the oven feels too hot, leave the oven slightly ajar.
Pizza Dough: (1lb/450g store-bought pizza dough can be substituted or use your favorite pizza dough recipe)*
Toppings: (Feel free to customize your toppings according to your liking)