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Something Kinda Sweet – Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza

Written by , Posted in Baking, Cheese, Dinner, Fruit, Main Dishes, Pizza, Thoughts, Vegetables, Vegetarian

PearGorgonzolaPizza5The pears are here!! The pears are here!! The pears are here!!

Ok, they’ve been here for a few weeks, but let’s get excited none-the-less. Because because because we’re paring pears with sweet caramelized onions, and tangy gorgonzola cheese, all on a pizza crust.

You’re welcome.

This pizza (or flatbread if I’m using crust from the freezer) is pretty rich. I’d recommend serving it with something light, like a crisp spinach salad with a bright dressing. I’d recommend sharing it with someone that you love while watching a movie that’s equally rich and sometimes a bit goopy. I’d recommend eating it slowly, savoring the way the honey compliments the cheese which compliments the pears which are complimented by the caramelized onions. I’d recommend plenty of napkins. That’s what we did for Pizza Friday a few weeks ago. It was marvelous.

If you’ve got figs instead of pears, you could do a straight switch. Mmm that would be good too. Have you ever tried roasted figs? They’re as good as roasted pears… as roasted anything.

Roasting fruits and veggies brings out a deep richness that we may otherwise not know is there. It’s a complex taste. It could be likened to the way a good movie, a great song, a lovely piece of art can resonate in our souls.The way an aged cheese, a full bodied wine, or reduced balsamic vinegar have a depth to them that lends a broader sense of the original flavor.

Food goes beyond the nourishment, enjoyment, and strength that it provides. It can be art.

And it sure does taste good.

I like edible art.

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Happy Eating! 

Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza
Recipe Type: Main, Pizza, Fruit, Vegetables, Cheese, Dinner
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 T honey
  • 1-2 ripe pears, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 C gorgonzola
  • 1-2 t olive oil
  • 1 pizza crust
  • pepper
  • honey, for serving
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425F.
  2. Add onion and honey to a dry skillet. Cook over medium-low or low heat for 20-30 minutes, or until onions are caramelized, stirring occasionally.
  3. Roll out crust on a greased baking sheet. Poke all over with a fork, if desired. Bake for 5 minutes.
  4. Top crust with a drizzle of olive oil, pear, onion, pepper, and gorgonzola. Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until crust is done and cheese is melted.
  5. Drizzle with honey and serve.
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Wednesday

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August 2011

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BBQ Apple Bacon Pizza

Written by , Posted in Baking, Cheese, Dinner, Fruit, Meat, Pizza, Pork

BBQ Apple Bacon Pizza  
 
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 2-3
Another successful Pizza Fridays invention. We loved this one!
Ingredients
  • 1 pizza crust
  • 1 small apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped and cooked
  • 1/4 C BBQ sauce (I used homemade)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 t sweet paprika
  • 1/4 – 1/2t red pepper flakes
  • drizzle honey
  • 1C cheese (extra sharp cheddar, parmesan)
  • 1T flour
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon, drain on paper towel.
  2. Sprinkle pizza pan with flour. Roll or press out dough, working from center and moving out, spinning the pan as you go.
  3. Top with BBQ sauce, cheese, apple, bacon, spices, drizzle honey, and a bit more cheese.
  4. Bake according to pizza crust directions (or 375F for 15-18 minutes).
  5. Serve topped with more parmesan (opt.).
 

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August 2011

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Chicken Club Pizza

Written by , Posted in Baking, Cheese, Dinner, Main Dishes, Meat, Pizza, Pork, Poultry, Vegetables

 

Chicken Club Pizza  
 
Recipe Type: Pizza, Main, Dinner
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 22 mins
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 1 pizza crust
  • 1C cheese, grated
  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and chopped
  • 3 slices bacon, crumbled
  • 1/2C tomato sauce
  • 6 small kale leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1t cornmeal or flour
  • 1t olive oil
  • 1/8C red onion
  • 1T green garlic
  • pinch garlic seasoning (opt)
  • 1t honey
  • 1 tomato on it – sliced
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon. Cook onions (in bacon pan, if desired or with 1t oil) with honey, caramelize; add garlic in last minute of cooking. Meanwhile, grease pizza pan, sprinkle cornmeal or flour in center of pan; spread dough out.
  2. Top with sauce, cheese, bacon, onions, garlic, chicken, tomato, kale, and a tiny bit more cheese.
  3. (Opt.) Put a smidge of oil around crust and sprinkle garlic seasoning on it.
  4. Bake according to pizza crust directions (or 375F for 15-18 minutes).
  5. Serve and enjoy!
 

 

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August 2011

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Roasted Broccoli and Garlic Pizza

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I’ve been trying to make a new kind of pizza each Friday. I came up with a bunch of new and creative ideas, because while I love regular pepperoni, or ham and pineapple, it’s fun to try something new. Here’s one week’s invention:

Hope you like it! I made it for dinner with friends, along with my Philly Cheesesteak Pizza, and we ate all of both of them! Next I’m making Chicken Club Pizza. Hope it’s yummy!

Roasted Broccoli and Garlic Pizza
 
Recipe Type: Pizza, Dinner, Main
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 80 mins
Total time: 1 hour 35 mins
Serves: 2-3
Roasted garlic and broccoli are some of my favorite tastes. On one of my favorite things, they’re even better!
Ingredients
  • 1 pizza crust (see below for a link to our favorite)
  • 1 head garlic (roasted – 350 or 375F 45 min to 1 hour)
  • 1/2 – 1C milk
  • 1t red pepper flakes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3/4 C broccoli
  • 2T oil
  • 1T flour
  • 1t cornmeal (opt. – can also use flour)
  • 1 1/2 C cheese (sharp cheddar and monterey jack)
Instructions
  1. Roast garlic 375F 45-60 minutes or so – until it’s soft. Roast broccoli – 375F 10 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle cornmeal/flour on greased pizza pan. Roll out dough.
  3. Mash garlic. Set 1/4 of it aside.
  4. Prepare sauce: heat oil, whisk in flour, 30 seconds; add milk a little at a time, whisking constantly. Once thickened, add mashed garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  5. Spread remaining garlic on dough. Top with sauce, cheese, broccoli, and a little more cheese.
  6. Bake according to pizza crust directions (or 375F for 15-18 minutes).
  7. Enjoy!
 
Notes

Cook time includes roasting time for garlic, which is inactive.

Rach’s pizza dough

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31

August 2011

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Philly Cheesesteak Pizza

Written by , Posted in Baking, Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Leftovers, Main Dishes, Meat, Pizza, Vegetables

(From Feb 2011) Last night I had Broccoli Cheese Soup on the menu. When it got to be 6 o’clock and I hadn’t started it, it became clear that I needed to make something else. I had made a Pioneer Woman’s Pizza Crust the day before (it’s best after 24 hours in the fridge), we had some leftover Tri Tip, we have a ton of leeks, and we always have cheese. Thus, the Philly Cheesesteak Pizza was born… It was delicious. We may have a different kind of pizza invention every Friday from now on.

Philly Cheesesteak Pizza
 
Recipe Type: Pizza, Beef
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 18 mins
Total time: 33 mins
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 pizza crust
  • 1 C leeks
  • 1 C cheese (1/4C parm, 3/4C cheddar)
  • 1/2 C Tri Tip, cooked
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 T corn meal
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1t honey
  • Sauce) 2T canola oil
  • 2T flour
  • 1/2C milk
  • 1/4C BBQ sauce
  • 2T spicy mustard
  • salt
  • pepper
  • pinch cumin
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F (for PW crust). Caramelize leeks, peppers, garlic in oil and honey.
  2. Add flour, whisk in, 30 sec; add milk, whisk in; bring to a bubble, thicken, whisking often. Add BBQ sauce, mustard pinch salt, pepper and cumin; whisk often until it’s thick enough for your sauce (mine took 5-10 minutes, could be quicker).
  3. Oil pizza pan, sprinkle with cornmeal, roll out pizza dough.
  4. Top with sauce, cheddar cheese, beef, leeks, peppers, garlic, then remaining cheese. Sprinkle salt on crust (opt.).
  5. Bake at 375F for 15-18 minutes.
  6. Could be good topped with arugula (after it’s baked).
  7. Serve with more parmesan, a yummy beverage, and your favorite Friday night activity.
 
Notes

Drink parings: Red wine or vanilla milkshake
Difficulty: 1/5
Our rating: 4/5

Pizza Crust Recipe