Collegian Cooks: pizza and pastries

Clarissa Davies and Zara DeGroot

This month, we decided to cook what most people love: pizza. Not only this, but we also made a lemon dessert. Enjoy.

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Video by Clarissa Davies, Zara DeGroot, Neall Denman and Julio Becerril.

Four-Cheese Mushroom Pizza

  • Pre-made pizza dough (enough to fit a 12-inch pizza stone)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 3/4 lb. mushroom assortment (we used shiitake, sliced portobello and button mushrooms)
  • Gorgonzola cheese (use as much as you prefer — we used the very soft variety)
  • 1 cup grated fontina cheese
  • 5 tablespoons Alfredo sauce 
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 

Set your oven to 425 degrees, and remember to bake your pizza for 12-15 minutes. Watch the video to get the specific directions. 

White Pizza with Arugula 

  • Pre-made pizza dough (enough to fit a 12-inch pizza stone)
  • 1 cup grated fontina cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • Creamy goat cheese (use as much as you prefer — we used a type that was a brie goat cheese, but a spreadable kind may be easier to work with)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil and 3 tablespoons garlic — for the garlic oil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup lemon juice, pepper — for the arugula vinaigrette 
  • 1 1/2 cup or more or arugula 
  • 1 lemon, sliced 
  • Prosciutto is a nice addition to this pizza, if you choose to add it

Set your oven to 45o degrees, and cook your pizza for 10-15 minutes. Watch the video for specific directions. 

Lemon Blossoms

  • Package of cake mix (we used yellow)
  • Package of lemon or vanilla pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 lemons for zesting
  • 4 cups powdered sugar — glaze 
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice — glaze
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil — glaze 
  • 3 tablespoons water — glaze 

Set your oven to 350 degrees, and bake these for 12 minutes. Watch the video for specific directions. 

Thanks to our sponsor Whole Foods Market in Fort Collins.

Collegian A&E Reporter Clarissa Davies and Zara DeGroot can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com or on Twitter @DaviesClarissa and @zar_degroot.

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