TwD: Baking Pizza with Onion Confit with Julia


So, my first ffwD post of the new year was three days late, and now my first TwD: Baking with Julia post of the new year is a day late. To be fair, that’s an improvement. I really did forget about this week’s assignment until I saw a couple of Australian bloggers post their pizzas on Monday afternoon according to Central Standard Time. I’m actually happy that I got this last-minute reminder because I would’ve missed out on making this easy and delicious pizza, just in time to see Notre Dame completely fail at trying to dominate the behemoth that is Alabama football in the BCS national championship game Monday night. Actually, I wasn’t rooting for either team, but pizza and football do go together, right?

Anyway, the dough was very easy to make, but I only made enough for one pizza. I followed suit with the onion confit and added the rest of the leftover portobello mushrooms I had on hand as well. Because I was making the confit such last minute, I had to improvise and use chicken broth and white wine vinegar to flavor the onions as I had no red wine on hand. I kept the pizza down-to-earth and used shredded mozzerella cheese instead of grated Gruyere. Other than the cheese, this was a vegan-friendly pizza! And, that always works for me. If you’d like to try this pizza with onion confit in time for the NFL divisional playoffs this weekend, head over to this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia host, Paul of The Boy Can Bake, where he’s posted the recipe.


44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. apuginthekitchen
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 18:10:59

    Sounds delicious, I would love the confit onions on pizza and if you used gruyere it would be like french onion soup on a pizza crust. Your version sounds great and you are so right it does go really well with football, perfect for superbowl sunday,

  2. The Squishy Monster
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 18:28:38

    Yummy! This sounds amazing =)

  3. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 18:51:41

    I really liked the onions. Though the crust didn´t cut it for me. Nice job!

  4. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 19:23:25

    oh wow! what a great pizza!

  5. cecilia
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 19:28:41

    I need to look at that recipe, in a confit different from a jam or caramalised onions? Oops i am showing my ignorance, i shall go and check.. have a lovely day honey, maybe we will get a little rain tomorrow.. cross fingers! c

  6. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 19:56:05

    Your pizza looks delicious! 🙂

  7. Balvinder
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 20:06:01

    I like onions in my pizza.

  8. Liz
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 20:33:23

    Beautifully done…have you gotten past your dislike of onions? Or was it just raw onions? I had to skip after the cold reviews from the family on our FFwD pissaladiere 🙂

  9. loavesandstitches
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 20:47:17

    Looks great! Perfect food for watching sports.

  10. Beverly Winchester
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 20:56:51

    being a Texan, we were blown away when Tx. A & M beat Ala. They are a real powerhouse! Your pizza looks superb, lots of onions, ditto!

  11. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 21:55:58

    it looks amazing. Love the onion confit

  12. hotlyspiced
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 23:27:48

    I love the look of this pizza as I just love onion confit. I would love to try this xx

  13. anita menon
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 00:53:32


  14. kitchen flavours
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 02:27:04

    This looks so good! I’m liking all the BWJ’s recipes here! However, have not dusted the dust off my book yet!

  15. Cher
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 07:36:10

    Pizza and football, indeed!
    Good use of mushrooms!

  16. markd60
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 09:05:31

    I love pizza, but haven’t had any in a while because my wife is on a diet….

  17. Inger Wilkerson
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 09:56:49

    Making pizza is definitely on my “to do” list for this winter. Yours looks wonderful! And by the way, I’ve been impressed with the large number of posts you’ve gotten out lately, when most of us are still recovering from the holidays. So don’t feel bad about being late!

  18. spicegirlfla
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 10:54:13

    Mmm…I’m a big fan of caramelized onions on my pizza so this onion confit has caught my attention for sure!

  19. Baking is my Zen
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 11:46:28

    The great thing about Pizza…variations abound…. that it met your vegan requirement must be a plus in your book…


  20. gfcelebration
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 12:49:57

    Loved your innovative substitutions.

  21. Geraldine Saucier
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 14:43:29

    Your pizza looks delicious:) Great job on the substitutions for the red wine. What a great dish to eat while watching football.

  22. SandraM
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 16:13:07

    Glad you were able to get the pizza made! Looks good. Mushrooms would have been great on it! I liked the onion confit, but would have loved caramelized onions better I think. But loved, loved, loved the goat cheese on my pizza.

  23. Beth
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 19:52:37

    Pizza definitely goes well with football – or anything!

    Jan 10, 2013 @ 19:55:50

    I still haven’t gotten this one done…your pizza looks perfectly delicious!! A great way to enjoy football!

  25. maha
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 20:47:12

    yummy n rich n delicious…

  26. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 20:57:24

    Onions and mushrooms are one of my favorite pizza topping combinations. The onions look so sweet and yummy!

  27. Ronda
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 21:05:32

    Onion confit sounds wonderful on a pizza!

  28. teaandscones
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 22:23:10

    Late is okay! And it looks just perfect!

  29. Elaine
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 22:31:04

    The mushrooms look so good. Will have to put those on next time.

  30. Tandy
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 00:09:28

    The onion confit sounds delicious the way you made it 🙂

  31. jessica
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 01:19:57

    this is not helping my new years resolution hahahha


  32. Karen Xavier
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 03:33:27

    Looks great! I should try cooking with wine sometime…

  33. Natalie
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 08:29:04

    Looks so good! I could eat it for breakfast right now haha!

  34. Three Well Beings
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 11:16:58

    This looks so good! It would be a good weekend dish, and here we are! I think I may already have the ingredients. Yum!

  35. Nami | Just One Cookbookn
    Jan 12, 2013 @ 00:27:15

    Looks delicious and it’s perfect bite for superbowl!

  36. Cathleen
    Jan 12, 2013 @ 00:31:46

    What a lovely photo of a delicious looking pizza!

  37. Cakelaw
    Jan 12, 2013 @ 15:15:33

    This was pretty good. I am glad you liked it. I made the double dough but only half confit, and the other dough is in the freezer for another day (after waiting 3 hours for it, I am going to make the most of it!).

  38. greyhousejournal
    Jan 12, 2013 @ 21:28:36

    I could inhale this right now. Great pic! I like how you improvised and kept it down to earth. Sometimes it’s just nice to keep things simple. )

  39. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jan 13, 2013 @ 08:56:20

    Talk about decadent. Yum.

  40. Zen and Genki
    Jan 14, 2013 @ 13:39:55

    Great idea to add confit onion to pizza!

  41. foodfashionandflow (@FoodfashinFlow)
    Jan 14, 2013 @ 21:28:07

    This looks so good. Oh my gosh, I want to grab it from the screen. The onion confit sounds like a stroke of genius.

  42. Amelia
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 10:14:02

    Hi, your pizza look superb. Wish I can have one slice now cos getting hungry looking at your delicious pizza. 🙂

  43. A Couple in the Kitchen
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 20:23:04

    Better late than never, which is what we’ve been doing with FFwD. Wah! Gorgeous pizza. Want to try those onions NOW!

  44. Ckay
    Jan 26, 2013 @ 08:14:28

    You’ve won the “Improviser” award with this recipe yummy chunklet.
    It looks great and all your substitutions must have transformed it into a delicious pizza.
    (PS: sorry for being so late)

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