Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fig and goat cheese pizza

Fig and goat cheese pizza

Making pizza is a great way to spend a cozy winter evening at home. Ryan and I make it often using pizza dough mix, which is easy to use and tastes much better than the pre-made crusts you can buy.

It's a lot of fun to make a pizza with someone you love and then sit down to a movie together.

Experimenting with toppings is a lot of fun too. Recently, Ryan and I made this one with dried figs and goat cheese.

Fig and goat cheese pizza

Here's the recipe. It serves two.

2 6.5-oz boxes pizza dough mix (I used Jiffy brand)
1 8-oz can pizza sauce
About half a cup of goat cheese crumbles
About half a cup of dried figs, sliced
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 or 4 cloves of garlic (optional)
A few shakes of red pepper (optional)

Step 1. Preheat over to 425 Fahrenheit (about 220 Celsius)
Step2. Prepare pizza dough according to instructions. You will have to add warm water and let it rise briefly, but it doesn't take long.
Step 3. Brush dough with olive oil and grate garlic (if using) over top. Bake for 4 minutes.
Step 4. Using the convex side of a spoon, spread pizza sauce over crust. Shake red pepper, (if using) over sauce.
Step 5. Place sliced figs evenly on top of sauce.
Step 6. Sprinkle goat cheese crumples over figs.
Step 7. Bake for about 12 minutes or until crust is golden and goat cheese is lightly browned.
Step 8. Let sit for a few minutes before slices and enjoying.

Fig and goat cheese pizza
Fig and goat cheese pizza
Fig and goat cheese pizza

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