Can you waffle pizza dough? Yes! Try making Waffle Pizzas with Roasted Garlic, Beets and Brie for a delicious meal or appetizer.
I like a clear counter. The only appliance that has the privilege of permanent status of resting on my prime real estate is my stand mixer, and even that is tucked away in the corner.
Since I moved into my new kitchen, I was determined to keep every other gadget and doodad (does anyone say doodad anymore?) behind cabinet doors. Even my blender, which is perhaps the most used of all my small appliances, is tucked away, despite its daily use.
I will say, I have waffled (pun intended) with the idea of leaving my waffle maker out on the counter. Ever since it came into my life, I have been slightly obsessed, and I have been waffling anything I can get my hands on.
The idea of waffle pizzas haunted me for weeks until I finally put it to the test. I made these Waffle Pizzas with Roasted Garlic, Beets and Brie, and can I tell you just how fun it was?
If you’ve ever wondered, YES, you can waffle pizza dough, and it’s so fun to experiment with the toppings. I topped mine with smothers of roasted garlic and gooey brie, beets and fresh arugula.
The flavors seep into the nooks and crannies, and I loved combining the melted cheese with the fresh toppings. I inhaled the pizzas for lunch, but I say this would make a perfect party appetizer – leave the waffle baker out and let your guests go to town personalizing their pizzas!
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Waffle Pizzas with Roasted Garlic, Beets and Brie
- 2 heads of garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 16 oz pizza dough
- 1 tablespoon clarified butter or ghee
- 4 roasted beets peeled and quartered
- 12 oz brie
- 1 cup baby arugula
- olive oil for serving
- red pepper flakes for serving
- Preheat the oven to 400° F.
- Trim the tops off the two heads of garlic so that the cloves are exposed. Place on a piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil. Drizzle the cloves with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Close the parchment with butcher’s twine and place in an oven safe dish. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, set the pizza dough to rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
- Preheat a waffle baker. On a lightly floured surface, divide the pizza dough in half. Roll each piece into 7-inch rounds. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush the waffle baker with clarified butter or ghee. Dust any excess flour off the pizza dough, then place in the waffle baker, stretching it to fit, if necessary. Close the waffle baker lid, then repeat on the other side. Bake the pizza dough for about 6 minutes, then carefully transfer to a wire rack.
- Squeeze the roasted garlic heads, extracting the garlic into a dish. Mash with a fork. Spread the garlic over the baked pizza dough, getting it into each nook and cranny. Trim the rind from the brie and spread it generously over the garlic. If you wish for the beets to be warm, place it on top of the brie. Season with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven until the brie is melted, about 6-8 minutes. Top the pizzas with arugula, and lightly drizzle with a little olive oil. Garnish with red pepper flakes and serve immediately.