09/25/15
pear, prosciutto, gorgonzola English Muffin Pizza Recipe

Bays English Muffin Pizzas – Day 3 (The Hipster)


pear, prosciutto, gorgonzola English Muffin Pizza Recipe

Here it is, the last of three English Muffin Pizza recipes using the amazing Bays English Muffins I was given at the International Food Blogger’s Conference, last week.

First we looked at my favorite slice of heaven, The Caprese English Muffin Pizza (middle) yesterday we hung loose with the classic Hawaiian (bottom)…

Bays English Muffin Mini Pizzas

Today, let’s look at the undisputed king of cool, a killer mini pie that I have lovingly dubbed…

The Hipster

(You know how the hipster burnt his tongue? He ate the pizza before it was cool.)

Now, I don’t consider my wife to be a hipster in any way, shape, or form, but this is her numero uno English Muffin pizza! It also makes a killer grilled cheese sandwich!

Pear, prosciutto, and Gorgonzola English Muffin Pizza recipe

4 Bays English Muffins, sliced down the center
4 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs Italian seasoning
Dash of salt and pepper
8 lg. fresh mozzarella medallions, halved
8 thin slices Asian pear
1 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup sliced prosciutto, chopped
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
8 tsp. candied walnut crumbles

Preheat your broiler.

Broiling English muffins for mini pizzas

Toast the Bays English muffins under the broiler until lightly browned, flip and repeat.

Arrange the muffins cut side up on a foil lined baking sheet.

Combine oil, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper, and whisk. Brush cut side of each muffin with oil mixture, and top (in order) with:

Mozzarella medallions (2 each)
Asian pear slices (1 each)
Equal amounts gorgonzola
Prosciutto
Shredded mozz
Candied walnut crumbles

pear, prosciutto, and Gorgonzola English Muffin pizza recipe

Return the pizzas to the broiler for a few minutes, until the cheese has melted, and turns slightly golden.

Serve immediately

Enjoy!

Chef Perry

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09/23/15
Caprese English Muffin Pizza Recipe

Bays English Muffin Pizzas – 3 Ways

Bays English Muffin Pizza Recipe

I was given a lovely package of Bays English Muffins at last week’s International Food Blogger’s Conference (consider that my disclaimer, big brother…) and my very first thought was English Muffin Mini Pizzas!

Bays English Muffins

From Bays website:

Since 1933, Bays has consistently delivered on its promise to serve the best English muffins in the world. First sold by the dozen in brown paper bags, the muffins were hand-delivered to bakeries, restaurants, hotels and private clubs. Soon Americans made Bays English muffins a necessary breakfast staple. Bays English Muffins are sold in the refrigerated dairy cases of major grocery stores. All muffins are made to order, and leave the factory within 24 hours of their baking to be shipped across the country in refrigerated trucks.

Bays English Muffin Pizzas – 3 Ways

Today, let’s look a MY all time favorite pizza, hands down…

Caprese English Muffin Pizza Recipe

The Caprese

Serves 4 with a side salad or 8 heavy appetizers.

Based on the traditional and popular Italian Insalata Caprese (Salad of Capri) Caprese is a simple layering of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, seasoned with salt, and olive oil. The colors of these three ingredients were combined to resemble the colors of the Italian flag (red, white, and green).

4 English Muffins, sliced down the center
1 cup fresh marinara
8 lg. fresh mozzarella medallions, halved
16 fresh basil leaves, stemmed and torn
16 small cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
Dash of salt

Preheat your broiler.

Toast the Bays English Muffins, on the middle oven rack, under the broiler until lightly browned, flip and repeat to brown bottom. (If you skip this step, you’ll get soggy crust).

Broiling English muffins for mini pizzas

Arrange the muffins cut side up on a foil lined baking sheet.

Bays English muffin Caprese mini pizzas

Caprese English Muffin Pizza (Middle Row)

Spoon a scant Tbsp. of sauce over each, and top (in order) with:

Mozzarella medallion halves (2 each)
Tomato halves (4 each)
Fresh basil
Sprinkle of shredded cheese
Dash of salt

Caprese English Muffin Pizza Recipe

Return the pizzas to the broiler for a few minutes, until the cheese has melted, and turns slightly golden.

Serve immediately

Coming up…the classic Hawaiian English Muffin pizza, and my own pear, prosciutto, and Gorgonzola “Hipster Pizza!”

Stay tuned!

-Chef Perry

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