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Paddy’s Day Pizza (Black Pudding and Blue Cheese Pizza with Caramelised Onions)

Paddy’s Day Pizza (Black Pudding and Blue Cheese Pizza with Caramelised Onions)

Author: Terry Lyons
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Serves: 6
Makes 3 large pizzas
  • Pizza Dough
  • 400 g Italian ‘00’ flour (strong white bread flour)
  • 100 g fine ground semolina flour (or Italian ’00’ flour as above)
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 1 sachet (7g) dried yeast
  • ½ tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 330 ml lukewarm water
  • Toppings (per pizza)
  • 3 tbsp tomato sauce (4 large ripe tomatoes – skinned and chopped, olive oil, 1 clove garlic, basil leaves, butter)
  • 50g black pudding (if you can get Clonakilty, we live on the stuff down here)
  • 50g blue cheese (I used Cashel Blue)
  • 3 tbsp caramelized red onions (cook off 2 sliced red onions with 1 tbsp sugar and 1tbsp butter)
  • Handful Rocket
  1. Place the flour and salt in a pile and make a well in the centre. You could also use a mixer with a dough-hook which makes it even easier.
  2. Put the sugar and yeast into a jug with 330ml lukewarm water to activate the yeast. Mix, and after a few minutes, place it in the well in the centre of the flour and salt.
  3. Slowly knock the edges of the flour into the water mix with a fork and start mixing it together. You will eventually have to use your hands. Flour your hands first and then begin to roll the dough into a ball.
  4. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes until it is soft and springy.
  5. Set aside in a lightly greased bowl covered with a kitchen towel for about 1 hour until it doubles in size. You can now split it into 3 balls and wrap it in clingfilm and place in the fridge until you need the dough later.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to the 250C. The oven needs to be very hot.
  7. Roll the pizza dough out as thin as possible and leave to rest for 20 minutes.
  8. You can then put on your toppings. Crumble the black pudding and blue cheese, and add some caramelized onions.
  9. Place in the oven on a baking tray or a pizza stone if you have one for about 8-10 min until it is becoming crispy around the edges.


About Terry

Terry Lyons
Terry Lyons

Terry was a competitor on Masterchef
Ireland 2012, where he reached the final.
In what was an amazing experience, he
documented his journey on his blog, as
well as regular recipes.