I (Laurel) love asparagus in the spring. It’s a sign of all the produce coming in the next few months, and delicious to boot. These past few months, we’ve made a lot of asparagus dishes, but one of my favorites every year is this asparagus, egg and bacon pizza recipe that I stole frequently borrow from Michael Ruhlman.
Except I almost always use a no-knead pizza dough
… that I found here, and converted to weight instead of volume measurements. For 2-3 pizza crusts: 10 oz water, 3/4 T yeast, 1/2 T kosher salt, 1/2 T turbinado sugar or honey (or white sugar if I’m lazy), just <2 oz olive oil, 15 oz flour.)
^^Not TOO shabby an attempt, yeah?
What makes this dish exceptional is using great ingredients
… so I hit the farmers markets and local shops for:
- Asparagus from Nichols Farm
- Bacon from Gepperth’s
- Local eggs ordered from Artizone
- Podda cheese from Pastoral (and a little leftover Boar’s Head mozzarella)
^^ I mean it’s obviously not going to come out looking like a pro chef and photographer’s … but I was happy.