Slow cooker caramelised onion pizza


#meatfree

It’s Friday and I worked from home today. The last few Fridays I’ve been making a pizza for tea so I thought I would try to keep this going. Given I was home I figured I’d caramelise some onions in the slow cooker. 

Caramelised onion pizza
Slow cooker caramelised onions
Slow cooker caramelised onions

Ingredients

  • Water, 200 mL
  • Olive oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Iodised salt, 1 teaspoon
  • Caster sugar, 1 teaspoon
  • Plain flour, 375 g
  • Tandaco™ yeast, 1 sachet
  • Tomato paste, enough to smear over the pizza base
  • Mozzarella cheese, enough to spread over the pizza base
  • Semi-dried basil
  • Bocconcini
  • Onions
  • Butter
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach leaves
Caramelised onions
Caramelised onions
Caramelised onions
Caramelised onions
Caramelised onions

Instructions

  • Slice a few onions put them into a slow cooker along with some olive oil and butter.
  • Cook for 6 hours.
  • Transfer the onions to a skillet and simmer until the water evaporates and the onions begin to stick to the skillet.
  • Add some balsamic vinegar to deglaze the pan and cook until everything is sticky.
  • In a bread maker, add water, olive oil, salt, sugar, flour, and yeast. Knead and prove for 50 minutes in the machine.
  • Split the dough in two and put one half in a container and refrigerate.
  • Heat an oven to as high as it will go.
  • With a rolling pin roll out a pizza base.
  • Smear tomato paste over the raw pizza base.
  • Lay some mozzarella out on the pizza base.
  • Scatter some semi-dried basil over the pizza base.
  • Tear the bocconcini balls and artistically place them over the pizza base.
  • Place the caramelised onion between the pieces of torn bocconcini.
  • Scatter sliced mushrooms and spinach leaves.
  • Put the pizza into the oven for 12 minutes.
  • Try to only eat half, fail and eat it all and feel satisfied.
Caramelised onion pizza
Caramelised onion pizza
Caramelised onion pizza
Caramelised onion pizza
Caramelised onion pizza
Caramelised onion pizza
Caramelised onion pizza
Caramelised onion pizza

Author: Gary

I'm a medical practitioner, specialist pathologist in microbiology, and Member of the Order of Australia (2003). I'm for resuscitation, if you find me struggling, please save me. I like to cook food, photograph it and then eat it. I'm also a fan of Star Trek, Stargate, Farscape, and Babylon 5.

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