Chill Pumpkin Pizza with Goats Cheese & Maple Syrup

Chill Pumpkin Pizza with Goats Cheese & Maple Syrup

55 minutes
NaN Serves

Pizza is pretty much universally loved plus its easy to share with family & friends!  So, if you are craving some delicious pizza, try this version from our friends at El Diablo - it's our favourite pizza recipe!

To Make Tomato Sugo:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1\/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 cans whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon pepper and sea salt
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
To Make Pizza Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • half a medium sized butternut pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon cummin seeds
  • 1\/2 tablespoon chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 100 grams mozzarella
To Make Pizza Bases (5):
  • 296 grams bakers flour (10% protein)
  • 197 grams semolina (fine)
  • half teaspoon yeast (dry)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 315 grams water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. To Make the Pizza Bases 
    • Add Flour, Semolina, Yeast, Salt, Sugar to mixer bowl. Using paddle attachment mix for 1 minute to distribute dry ingredients.
    • Add Water then Olive Oil. This reduces the Olive Oil clumping in the dry ingredients.
    • Fit dough hook. Mix on 1st speed for two minutes, then mix on 2nd speed for two minutes. The dough should be smooth and easy to stretch.
    • Turn out onto a lightly oiled surface. (use canola spray).
    • Using a scale cut dough into 160 gm pieces. Form into balls.
    • Rest covered in lightly oiled clingwrap for 10 minutes to allow the gluten to relax.
    • On lightly floured surface, use a rolling pin to roll ball out to 2- 3 mm which should give you a base just over 9 inches.
    • Place on lightly floured pizza peel and top with ingredients.
  2. To Prepare Tomato Sugo & Topping -
    • Gently fry garlic in olive oil for 1 min (medium heat - don't burn garlic).
    • Add canned tomatoes, stir. Shred & add basil leaves, stir. Add pepper & sea salt, stir.
    • Let sugo boil and then turn down heat and simmer for 20-30minutes.
    • Turn off heat, blitz with a hand held blender. Let sauce cool down & refrigerate until pizza bases are ready.
    • Pre-heat oven to 240 degrees (C).
    • Cut pumpkin into thin wedges (about 1 cm thickness) and place in a bowl and toss pumpkin in olive oil.
    • Place pumpkin wedges on a tray with baking paper.
    • Mix chilli flakes and cumin seeds in a bowl.
    • Using a teaspoon sprinkle cumin & chilli flakes over pumpkin wedges, turnover wedges and sprinkle with cumin and chilli mixture.
    • Place in oven for about 15 minutes until just slightly softened.
3. To Assemble Pizza and Cook- 
  • Spread tomato sugo over pizza base.
  • Cover base with mozzarella. Place cooked pumpkin wedges with cumin & chilli over pizza base.
  • Crumble goats cheese evenly over pizza.
  • Preheat oven (& stone) or pizza maker or wood fired oven. Cook pizza on a stone in the oven or in pizza maker wood fired oven at 380-400 degrees Celsius.
  • Remove when cooked (3-5 minutes).
  • Drizzle with lots of maple syrup, to finish.