Friday, April 4, 2008

LIVESTRONG Day Recipe: Yellow Plum Mini-Pizzas and Poppy Seeds

A Taste of Yellow: Yellow Plum Mini-Pizzas and Poppy Seeds


Without giving much clues you probably know the answer to this question,

What is the world’s longest cycling event that usually runs more than 3,000 km that the route normally covers a circuit around France and other neighboring countries ?

You guess it right, Tour de France.


I I remember when I was still a student learning french for the first time in our language institute, the ffirst important things I’ve learned about french people was their love for good weather, good food, enjoying life and doing a good sport (I would say it’s perfectly described in Pink Martini’s song Je ne veux pas travailler (literally means I don’t want to work). And when it comes to sports three things that preoccupies them, their fondness for petanque, football and of course the pride of the french the Tour de France. I am not really a big fan of this sport (nor any other sports for that matter (you see I am more of a passive sportsman, hehehe I only love watching them) but Tour de France never cease to amaze me on human capacities to push their limit, really impressive !.


So why all this introduction on this biking event ? Well simply because today I am honoring and supporting LIVESTRONG Day a one-day initiative spearheaded by the Lance Armstrong Foundation to raise awareness and funds to fight against Cancer and this will be on May 13, 2008. In connivance to support this day, Barbara of Winos and Foodies is calling all food bloggers for « A TASTE OF YELLOW » food blogging event. You can check her site for more details.

Yellow is beautiful. Yellow is my favorite color. Yellow is the color of the first Sunday dress sewn by my mom. And the when the sky is yellow it is the day that angels are happy because I did a good act. So for a taste of something yellow, I'm sharing my recipe for Yellow Plum Mini-Pizza and poppy seeds. (Special thanks to Manggy for reminding me :-) that prune is plum in english )

Yellow Plum Mini Pizza and Poppy Seeds

for the dough:
400 g of flour
4 tbps of olive oil
1 sachet of dry yeast
a pinch of salt


for the garniture:
18 pcs of yellow prune (you can replace it with apricots)
75 g almond powder
120 g of brown sugar
80 g de butter
1 tsp of poppy seeds (optional)
1 tsp of Orange water (eau de fleur d’orange)


Mix the yeast with 25cl of warm water. In a bowl mix the flour, salt, the yeast diluted in water and oil. Knead the dough for 10 to 15 minutes or until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Put it back in a bowl and cover with a slightly wet towel. Let it stand for an hour. Once the dough has doubled in volume, work on the dough and make 8 mini-pizza’s approximately 12 centimeters in diameter. Next prepare the yellow prune. Cut and remove the seeds and slice thinly . Cut in small cubes the butter and put it over the pizzas. Drizzle the almond powder over the pizza and decorate it with the sliced prune. And lastly powder it with sugar, poppy seeds and a little bit of orange water for perfume. Bake it for 20-25 at 180° celsius.

A plum a day keeps the doctor away...

Come join the fight...

29 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh that is such a nice looking pizza.A very elegant topping. Thanks for supporting LiveSTRONG With A Taste Of Yellow. Great photos even without the yellow wristband.

Maya said...

The "Je ne veux pas travailler" is what i'm feeling now. the funny thing is before open your site,i'm having this song on my head.
& say, i need to see dhanggit. she'll motivate me to do some plates for saturday.

You surely did. may i grab the idea?

Manggy said...

Dhanggit, that's one of the best pictures you've ever taken!
I was wondering what a yellow prune was-- I just realized with your picture that of course, in France prunes are plums, haha :)

Dhanggit said...

barbara,

im glad to take part on this adventure!! thanks you loved my photos even without the wristband :-)

Maya, c'mon let's sing together heheheh

Manggy, oh my hahahaha, you are right, it should have been plum and not prune..oh my ohmy the reason why i dropped my other french blog is to improve my english that starts to rotten because of my french.thanks manggy for correcting me :-)

linda said...

Tey look very cute! And delicious too :)

Peter M said...

Dhanngit, when prunes are lush & ripe, they are perfect for tarts...yours is so pretty, like an edible flower.

chriesi said...

Looks beautiful! It tells you please bite me. :)

Deborah said...

That is such a gorgeous pizza! Yum!

Gloria said...

Dhaggit this really looks so nice!!! xxx Gloria

Emiline said...

I will have to participate in this event. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

This looks beautiful! It certainly fits the theme. I'm sure it was delicious.

Sylvia said...

Such a beautiful post Dhanggit Yellow plum are my favorite, but here is so hard to find the good ones (Juicy and sweet)I enjoy the reading, the recipe, and the photo as well

glamah16 said...

Thats a beautiful tart.I havent seen yellow plums here.Just scrumptious!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

This looks wonderful! I love yellow plums, but I don't find them often. I'm jealous!

Pixie said...

Just gorgeous. A worthy event that I most certainly must contribute to.

Susan said...

Very pretty, Dhanggit. I purchased yellow plums a month ago and wound up eating them out of hand b/4 I could prepare in a recipe. : ) Poppy seeds and orange flower water are exquisite.

White On Rice Couple said...

Can't wait for plums to come into season here. This pizza is so fresh and unique!

Ann said...

Wow! Gorgeous photo! And so delicious-looking!

Rosie said...

Oh dear Dhanggit, your pizza looks amazing girl!! What a great event and your entry is just perfect for it :)

Rosie

Zen Chef said...

Moi non plus je ne veux pas travailler! haha :-)

Look at all this cuteness, it's overwhelming! haha. Well done! It looks really really yummy. Oh and i love anything with hints orange flower water. Can you fedex me a dozen pleaaase??
:-)

Isa said...

Oh pizza looks TOO GOOD. Seriously. But's OK, because it for a good cause, rigth? I also participated.
Thanks for sharing :)!

Cakespy said...

Sweetness and pizza--this is my kind of way to enjoy fruit! :-)

Big Boys Oven said...

this sweet pizaa really adorable! it is a sweet sensation!

tigerfish said...

I got a taste of "Tour De France" coz my hb likes to watch it, and esp the magnificent scenery of the French Alps! In future (provided there is still eligible cyclists in Tour De France), whoever who wears the yellow jersey should hold this plum pizza by his side :)

maybahay said...

lovely looking pizza there.
i'll be staying tuned to the Tour this year. it's such a great event and the vistas are magnificent.

ChichaJo said...

Love the look of this Dhanggit! I'm craving something fruity now...this is a great pizza topping!

bee said...

that plum pic would be awesome for CLICK au naturel.

Tanya said...

One of the things I miss most about France is the yellow plums.. it's so hard to find them here!
Looks delicious

Cherublu said...

It's just all too much for me! Your pictures make my glands go out of control!! They look simply deeeelicious! Thanks for dropping by a while back. Unfortunately, I haven't touched my blog in quite a while...maybe when things settle down I'll get back into it. À très bientôt:

caverta said...

Hi,
Thanks for sharing this recipe of yellow plum mini-pizzas.Really looking very delicious..