Fresh Fig & Provolone Dolce Cheese Pizza

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Fresh Fig & Provolone Dolce Cheese Pizza ..with Caramelized onions & Balsamic vinegar Reduction Drizzle

Ingredients for a basic tomato sauce

  • 2 medium size tomatoes -chopped
  • 4-5 garlic pods
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt ( or to taste)
  • olive oil
  • fresh basil ( or dry will also do)
  • fresh oregano ( or dry will also do)
  • black pepper and pinch of paprika
  • 1 freshly pureed tomato

Ingredients for the topping

  • fresh rip figs
  • Italian provolone dolce cheese
  • thinly sliced onion – 1 small- medium size
  • 2- 3 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 tbsp brown sugar
  • crushed black pepper
  • fresh basil
  • 2-4 tsp butter
  • olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf

Directions

  • Caramelized onion – In a pan – add some butter, olive oil , bay leaf and add the onion to it. Once the onion begin to soften, add 1-2 tsp brown sugar, 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar and some black pepper. Let it simmer till it caramelizes. This could take some time – maybe even 30 -40 mins
  • For the pizza dough  …… Basic Pizza Dough http://wp.me/p1FGtT-5a
  • Tomato sauce – In a pan – add olive oil, chopped tomatoes, salt, sugar, pepper and paprika , and roughly pinch basil and oregano. Let it simmer a little and add the freshly pureed tomato. Continue to simmer , let it bubble and reduce.
  • Cut the figs (the way you want) and keep the cheese ready ( sliced / roughly crumbled )
  • Pre-heat the oven at 200 degrees
  • Roll out the pizza dough to your desired size
  • sprinkle some semolina flour on the pizza baking tray/stone – carefully place the tolled pizza dough on it.
  • Smear some tomato sauce on it – add some caramelized onion, cut figs, and cheese and throw in some fresh basil – season it with pepper and drizzle some olive oil
  • bake this pizza at about 180 degrees for about 15- 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven
  • check for doneness and the pizza is ready to be served!

 

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6 thoughts on “Fresh Fig & Provolone Dolce Cheese Pizza

  1. That Pizza looks glorious! Have you ever made a pizza with wolf cheese? I’d love to try it as we have access to a large amount of wolf cheeses and meats. Smoked wolf pepperoni would be a fine addition to any cheese pizza i would wager!

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    1. Thanks Todd! You’ve totally intrigued me with your comment … wolf cheese & wold pepperoni!! Sounds exotic and It is beyond my imagination. I’ve never tasted it..damn! I wish I could. Where are you from? I am in India, and I’m pretty sure I do not have access to wolf meat 😦

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      1. Canada .. nice 🙂 So I believe it is a game meat then. Post and share some pictures of the cheese, the pizza and the pepperoni, Todd. Savoring it is just wishful thinking, for me… now!

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