A perfect summer pizza made with crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, and squash blossoms!

A perfect summer pizza made with crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, and squash blossoms!

Guys. Guuuuuys. Say hello to Broma’s first savory recipe: Squash Blossom Pizza.

I’ve been thinking about going savory for a while now. But one thing I love about Broma Bakery is that it’s strictly sweets. It keeps things neatly categorized. And I take pride in the fact that it’s a sweets-only blog.

But as time went on, I thought about why I love Broma Bakery. Among other things, it’s a creative outlet for me to explore my love of food. So I’ve decided to welcome the pastas, the meats… and the pizzas. 

A perfect summer pizza made with crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, and squash blossoms!This particular pizza is one I’m super excited for, because I picked the squash blossoms myself.

You see, my sister’s office is at the edge of a farm. This summer she’s volunteered to tend to their garden on the weekends, where she weeds the crop beds, mows the lawn, and feeds the farm’s chickens. I go with her whenever I can, and it’s an absolute blast.

Rebe & I at the farm
Rebe and me before getting dirt all over us

This past weekend, we had to tend to five ridiculously overgrown beds. It was 90° and humid a.f.

Rebe got out the lawn mower, which was one of those retro reel mowers with the spinning blades of death, and two huge steel rakes. Between verses of karaoke-style Britney Spears, we cleaned up the beds and tilled the soil.

A dozen eggs and two dirty legs!

Afterwards, we fed the chickens and picked a dozen eggs from their coop. As additional presents for all our hard work, we picked mint, basil, wild kale, and squash blossoms.

I was so excited about the blossoms because they’re usually so hard to come by in stores, and so expensive when you do.

It was then that I knew I had to create a savory recipe for the blog. The blossoms were the muse I needed to get this savory show up and running.

My apologies that the blossoms burned a little in the oven. I got a little over eager and tried to broil the pizza for an added char. Tip: don’t do that 🙂
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Squash Blossom Pizza

A perfect summer pizza made with crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, and squash blossoms!
  • Author: Sarah Fennel
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Ingredients

For the dough

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant active yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 cups water, warm
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups AP flour

For the toppings

  • 12 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 yellow squash, thinly cut into 1/2 moons
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese
  • 810 squash blossoms

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the yeast, sugar, and warm water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, until the yeast “blooms” and small bubbles form.
  2. Pour mixture into a standing mixer fitted with the hook attachment. Stir in oil and salt, then incorporate flour with your hands. Mix on low speed for about 10 minutes. You want your dough to look shiny and smooth. If it looks dry, add in an additional tablespoon of water.
  3. Grease a large bowl with more oil and place the dough into the bowl. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and place in a warm area to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to the highest heat setting (mine was 550°F). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place the risen dough in the middle of the cookie sheet. Pat the dough with the palm of your hand to flatten it slightly. Now, using your fingertips, spread the dough into a 13 inch circle. Start by pushing in the middle of the dough and working your way out, making sure to leave a 3/4 inch lip of dough around the edge for your crust. Brush dough with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  5. In a blender, combine the crushed tomatoes and salt, pulsing until emulsified. Spread the sauce onto the dough. Top with zucchini, then with portions of mozzarella. Place the squash blossoms in a circular pattern around the pizza.
  6. Bake the pizza for 10-12 minutes (depending on your oven) until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted. Cut into pieces and serve!

 

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I can eat that every day

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Well that’s a win in my opinion then. Thank you Laura!!

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This pizza looks delish and seeing your fun weekend pics is totally making me miss when we had a garden and chickens. So much fun!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You had your own? I love them. I name them each time we go. Different names, but whatever

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I’m so glad you shared this savory recipe, what a neat pizza! Loved reading about your times on the farm with your sister, too! 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Sam! It’s so much fun to be out with nature

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Great idea to include some savory recipes Sarah! Sounds like you and your sister had a busy day at the farm! Some great sister-bonding time!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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So glad you enjoy, Mary Ann! I’m still thinking 90% sweets, but I’m excited for this 10% 🙂

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You two ladies are so cute. Love that picture! And bring on the savory recipes. I’m down! Especially when you’re hand foraging the ingredients. 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right? It tastes so much better that way 🙂

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Love the savory recipe! Also, kind of jealous of that garden you get to tend, how fun!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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It IS fun. Would totally invite you with us if you were closer, Abby!

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This looks amazing! Love your mozzrella, looks so fresh and melty 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Fresh mozz is the BEST

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Girl, yes! So glad you are adventuring into savory! This looks awesome!

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Heyyyy Sarah! Congrats on your first savory post… I’m so excited to see the mouthwatering savory recipes you whip up here! Going to the farm is the best. How fun you two made the most of it by picking gorgeous squash blossoms and collecting fresh eggs! Delicious! I never thought about putting squah blossoms on a pizza, but I need to give it a go; It sounds sooo good!

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Your pizza looks gorgeous, Sarah! So glad you’re sharing your savory recipes with us. And that is so awesome you and your sister work on the farm together – all that access to fresh produce <3 P.S. I get a little eager with the broiler from time to time too 😉

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Beeta! So glad I’m not alone 🙂

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This is one gorgeous pizza!! I love the appearance of savory 🙂 Let’s do this!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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So glad you like it Zainab! Took some inspiration from you- 90% sweet and 10% savory.

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Hooray for savory!!! I LOVE this pizza and you and your sister are the cutest! and you know I don’t know if I’ve ever even seen squash blossoms?! going to look for them at the farmer’s market!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You HAVEN’T?! Oh they’re amazing! Let me know if you get them!!

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You and your sister are adorable! I love that you’re branching into savory and I can’t think of a better way to start out. Zucchini blossoms are such a treat!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Allie! They are such a treat. Even more so when you pick them on your own!

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This pizza looks gorgeous, Sarah! Love the use of squash blossoms. We have a squash plant that has failed produce fruit but is loaded with an abundance of blossoms. I know what I can do with them now!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh I’m jealous! You have yourself a goldmine!

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I don’t know how, but I’ve never had squash blossoms! I’ve never seen them at a farmer’s market near me or a grocery store. They look so good though!

Love this pizza, the gooey mozzarella and squash sounds so yummy.

That’s super cool that your sister helps out on a farm! I was thinking about wwoofing at some point. Sounds like so much fun.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh you should totally woof if you have the chance! I’d be so jealous 🙂

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Yay for savory recipes! I love this pizza, looks fantastic and I have never tried squash blossom! sounds good!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Oh you must!

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I am glad you went savory. That’s what I love about food blogs is that they are about our passion for food period. And the occasional savory dish is just too good to pass up sometimes. This pizza sounds amazing. I grow squash so I always have blossoms around and now they need to be on a pizza stat!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Right? And exactly– it’s just too good to pass up 🙂

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Your savory recipes are just as perfect as your sweet ones Sarah! Love this pizza, need to make it!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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How sweet of you! Thanks Mira!

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Yay for savories! I’m sure whatever you cook up will be fabulous. Girl, you really EARNED your squash blossoms. I’m sure that made this pizza all the more delicious!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank YOU! You know it did 🙂

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So great to see your first savoury post! No better way to celebrate than with a homemade pizza!! Love the flavours! Excited to see more your savoury recipes, Sarah! 😀

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I love how close you and your sister are… I want to meet her! Anyway, love that you’re doing a little savory goodness. Fun!!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You have to one day! And yeeee for savory. See you soon 🙂

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