Chocolate and Hazelnut Pizza with Banana
Serves 2 to 4
4 ounces pizza dough
3 tablespoons chocolate-hazelnut spread
1 banana, sliced and tossed with lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh ricotta
1 scoop vanilla ice cream or gelato
2 tablespoons chocolate shavings
2 tablespoons toasted, peeled and chopped hazelnuts
2 teaspoons honey
1. Place pizza stone on grill when you fire it up, so the stone heats gradually. Lightly dust a pizza peel with flour. Roll dough into a round or oval, about 1/8-inch thick. Prick the dough all over with a fork.
2. Spread chocolate-hazelnut spread over the pizza base. Place sliced banana neatly on top followed by dollops of the ricotta.
3. Transfer pizza to the preheated stone. Cook 5 to 10 minutes, until golden and crisp. Remove pizza with a peel; transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 2 to 4 pieces. Add dollops of ice cream, chocolate shavings, hazelnuts and a drizzle of honey. Dust with confectioner's sugar, if you wish.
-- Pete Evans, "Pizza" (Weldon Owen, $19.95, 96 pages)