9/11/11

Video Attempt: Caramelized-Onion and Gorgonzola P(r)izza

Friends! For this video attempt, (unlike the Robyn one) I have no real their version to show you. All I can say is that when Matt and I shot this last weekend, I had many sources of inspiration—specifically, I’m talking about Dr. Steve Brule, Barefoot Contessa, Kenny Shopsin, the Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home DVD my grandma sent me a few months ago, and all of my other favorite people and entities who inspire me in the realm of cooking and entertainment.

I hope you can see what I mean, but mostly, I hope you enjoy!

(Warning: This video is rated PG-13 for language.) (Sorry.)


Caramelized-Onion and Gorgonzola Pizza adapted from Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez via Gourmet
ingredients
¼ cup olive oil
1 ¼ pounds onions (2 large), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
Jamie Oliver’s pizza dough or 14 to 16 ounce purchased pizza dough, thawed if frozen
¼ pound Gorgonzola dolce, crumbled (1 cup)
½ cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

directions
Heat 1/4 cup oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-low heat until it shimmers, then cook onions with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper, covered, stirring occasionally, until golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and keep warm, covered.

Stretch dough into a roughly 12- by 10-inch rectangle on a large baking sheet. Preheat oven to 500-550 degrees. Let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes while the oven gets hot.

Spread dough evenly with onions and cheese. Place it in the middle of the oven and cook until crusts are brown and cheese has melted, about 7-10 minutes.

Sprinkle cooked pizza with nuts, and parsley. Slice yourself a slice (or have someone else slice you a slice). Enjoy!
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45 comments:

Matthew said...

This was so much fun! Let's do it again soon! xoxo

Natalie of Fashion Intel said...

I'm all about watching blog videos, I hope more keep being made. Digging the color of your shirt in this vid as well. Look forward to trying this recipe out. woot!

Heather Taylor said...

So good! Can the next one be rated R please?!?!?!

Deborah Boschert said...

You don't have a grill??!!

Jessica said...

OMG. I would LOVE to cook with you, looks like so much fun!! Harriet is scary.
- Jess

Megan Taylor said...

Oh, no you didn't!!! I love love love!!!! xxoooxoxoxo

Anonymous said...

I just LOL'd b/c of the onion part. You are funny.

Anonymous said...

I love this, guys!

Three thoughts:

1) Amelia and Henry should clean up a workspace together sometime.

2) You really scared me while you were chopping that onion.

3) Please let's NOT make a rated R version!

Andrea

hanna said...

i LOVE the video! you should make these more often :) im making that pizza tomorrow, i know it will be delicious :))

kisses from poland :)

JennyLoLo said...

What a lovely pizza adventure!! The "walnuts toasting" was endearing.

jeana sohn said...

the walnut disaster was sooooooo funny! and the knife on the floor!!! ahahahahahhahahah!! love this!

Fave said...

I love this video! Onyx did as well, and commented through the whole thing. He loves pizza. And onions. I love you guys!

Fave

Joanna said...

I was going to say NC-17 rated but that's really gross and totally inappropriate.

You and Matt make a great team!

More vidz, plz. xo

sg said...

I live for your videos lady! No one likes an oily hand - ha and so true. Looks very delicious. High five. Low five.

Anonymous said...

"This onion reminds me of the bridges of madison county." CLASSIC.

Kimberley said...

I love this. It's precious (in the best way) and adorable and awesome. Don't stop!

arpeggia said...

I was having such a crappy day and I came home and watched this and it made me feel so much better. You are so funny and down-to-earth. Please make more videos!

Kara said...

This is awesome. Matt's camera work is great and I DIED at Harriet watching over the dough making process. Also, all the cleaning up was hilarious and makes me feel way better about my neat-nickery, which I have always felt was a character flaw in the kitchen.

That's right. I'm calling you character flawed. Just kidding!

amelia said...

Thank you, Friends!!

Marsha said...

Love this video and the pizza. I can identify with the burnt nuts - my specialty is burnt garlic toast. More videos, please.

rami said...

what a fun video! I loved it! I like how you stare the camera. :)

Mark said...

I love this video. It's wonderful The only thing better would be watching it with a Mi Rosa in hand! The quality of the video is great, as is its star.

Beth said...

This is such a gem of a site. You are so funny.

penelope said...

"It would be nice to have on." LOL!!!

Eva said...

hilarious video...my boyfriend doesnt even notice anymore when i start swearing from the kitchen (at first he would rush in looking super worried...now he just hopes i didnt burn my arm hair off...again...)

Sara said...

I loved this! Please make more! So many great bits, such as when you drop the knife and the camera zooms in on it laying on the ground. Great work!

Erin Seabolt Bond said...

I really really really really really really loved this.

Anonymous said...

That looked like a good time. Looking forward to following your adventures.

rebekah said...

the alton brown line nearly floored me. pun intended!

Matthew said...

Thank you Kara! I just kept it rolling hoping Amerz dropped a knife or burnt the walnuts.

sara said...

webisode! i loved watching this. i agree with all the demands for MORE!

Carmen said...

i would like to thank the academy for the delonghi toaster-oven cameo. your kitchen is beautiful - so is your food. i would like to try it one day (not try cooking, try the one you cook) if not that, at least read the bon appétempt book (you like my use of the accent? i was a spanish teacher for a year, so i learned a couple amazing things). well done!

amelia said...

@everyone - thank you!

@arpeggia - so glad we could brighten your day!

@erin - thank youuuu so much!!!

@Carmen - hahahhahahha Have I told you lately how much I love the toaster oven?! So glad you saw it in action!

Carmen said...

i feel honored to be featured on your blog, via the toaster oven - even if it was single-handedly responsible for the demise of at least half of those nuts.

is there anyway you can get a search bar up on this shizz?. would be nice to search keywords for recipes (maybe you have one and i missed it? i am not technologically inclined)

amelia said...

@carmen - guess what?? apparently you CAN add a search box to blogger. check it out over there on the side below "videos." hope this helps!! xo

Matthew said...

Carmen -- we use that toaster oven like twice a day at least. Any plans to visit LA?

Anonymous said...

Woot! Loved watching you make this! It felt a lot like my kitchen. Also, this is one of my favorite pizzas though I usually use premade dough and haven't tried it with the walnuts. Will definately make my own dough next time!

K said...

ohmygod this made me laugh. please post more! I'd watch these over the Contessa any day.

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betty said...

I really like your blog, I mean you post about real things that happen while you are cooking like accidents or things like that. I enjoy all of your posts and I am definetly trying this pizza!

scratch-made wife said...

Caramelized onions, walnuts and Gorgonzola? Oh, my! Sign me up. I'm such a fan of pizza, but I'd never thought to sprinkle it with walnuts. Great post!

Sunday Taylor said...

Love this, Amelia. I really want to make that pizza! How fun to see you in action, after reading your blog for so long. You are very talented.

HAILEY said...

Your blog just gets better and better. I love the humor and raw "realness" you constantly provide. Thanks for making me laugh and screwing things up the way I do. It makes me feel more human :)

Mary Anne said...

I've been waiting so long for this... and it was awesome!!!!! Thank you Amers and Matt for making me laugh many many times! (Knife on floor) You rule!! Can't wait for the next video.

Alex said...

Full of gems! Some of my faves: iPad toe touch, 1997 towel, and of course the how-to on burnt walnut sorting. Shout out to Harriet - great preetza! (Looks like she lives in a cave of food with Dr. Brule.)