The truffle pizza is a type of pizza made with an expensive type of mushroom aka truffle. Truffle has a rich, woody, earthy flavor and nuttiness, and sometimes a hint of sweet taste.
This flavor features a savory mushrooms and a gooey cheese, finished off with a truffle oil for addditional truffle flavor on your slice.
If you love pizza and are looking for a new and exciting flavor combination, then you need to try truffle pizza! This pizza combines the savory taste of truffles with the classic flavor of cheese and white or red sauce, resulting in a flavorful treat.
Pizza in France
The French love their food. Their most popular foods include bread, pastries, Cheese, soups and seafood. In a 2018 study, 96% of French people said they enjoy pizza with 84 percent ordering pizzas at home.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from France here.
Truffes (Truffle) Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade Truffes (Truffle) Pizza from either a backyard pizza oven or your typical kitchen oven.
Truffes (Truffle) Pizza Ingredients
Buy enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The pizza sauce and dough ingredients below are designed for 3-4 pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
Truffes (Truffle) Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Truffle Cream
Simple Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- Two garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small brown onion
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Truffes (Truffle) Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You can purchase a premade pizza base at your local shop or make your own dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Leave sitting for roughly five minutes.
- Add flour and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre of the flour. Pour in the liquid yeast mixture and the oil.
- Using dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
- Spread some flour on kitchen bench before rolling, in order to prevent sticking.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
Purchase a bottle of pizza sauce at your local shop, It takes around five minutes to make this tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below.
- Blend all sauce ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix well using a whisk, or blender.
- Leave sitting for five minutes.
- Your pizza sauce is now ready to use.
- You can keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You can swap tomato for BBQ sauce and more. There’s plenty of options.
Preparing Truffes (Truffle) Pizza
Preheat your kitchen oven to approximately 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone (if you have one) or on a metal tray for the kitchen oven.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza oven, roll out to be smaller than your pizza peel.
First, spread the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or the blunt side of a knife.
You should start by adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
The toppings to include on this pizza are;
- Truffle Cream
I find this pizza awesome on its own, or why not make some homemade garlic bread as well?
Put the Truffes (Truffle) pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
After roughly 10 minutes, check on the pizza.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
The very delicious Truffle fungus is one of the highest priced foods that you can buy. The high costs come from the scarcity of Truffles, how extremely difficult they are to grow, and the fact they take many years to cultivate.
The flavors are often difficult to describe. Some say Truffles taste like they smell: nutty, oaky and earthy, with sweet and juicy notes similar to fresh Black Olives.
When making Truffes (Truffle) Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have already, and avoid spending a ton of money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
Yes, I know, many people swear by hand stretching, however there’s times in all our lives where we need a good wooden roller.
Sometimes called a paddle or shovel, a pizza peel is a vital tool for those who make pizza regularly.
Good quality metal or plastic bench scrapers make it so much esier to both cut your dough, and scrape your bench. I prefer plastic to avoid scratching my bench.
One of the most popular and easy to grow garden herbs, Basil is a sun loving herb which grows in warm weather. Originally found in India, there are between 80-150 species of Basil, which can be found in so many cuisines around the globe, including Thai and Italian foods.
Most types of Basil that we eat belong to the sweet basil species. Basil used to be used in Egyptian embalming techniques, and has been found in mummies in Egypt. Handy!
Thesse facts will interest you.
Yes, that’s fast alright
In April 2015, Kelvin Medina from Manila, Philippines, won a world record. He set the fastest time to eat a 12 inch pizza, at a crazy 23.62 sec.
In 2014, a gentleman from Maryland, Dan Janssen, gained a minor level of fame for having eaten pizza at least once every day for 25 years.
Norway loves pizza
Each person that lives in Norway eats approximately 11 pounds of pizza each per year.
Pizza making FAQ
Want to make great pizza at home? Here are some expert answers to some of the most Frequently asked questions.
Can I make pizza without making pizza dough?
Absolutely! Just buy a premade base at your shopping centre, or even ask your local pizza store if they will sell you some bases or dough. It’s amazing how many people will willingly do this, to encourage you to start your homemade pizza hobby.
Can I use Baking Powder instead of yeast?
I don’t recommend using baking powder as a replacement at all. Baking powder is a chemical leavener. It isn’t the same as yeast at all. Yeast is an organism that enables pizza dough to develop richer flavors and texture. Types of bread that are made with chemical leaveners are a totally different texture than pizza.
Can I use durum wheat flour for pizza dough?
It depends; if it’s fine enough, yes. Durum wheat is a variety that is usually ground down to make semolina, which is used to make pasta. If it is ground into a finer flour, it can be used to make pizza dough and breads.
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