Sunday, 25 September 2011

A Wonderful Pear

Piccola Pizza con Pere, Gorgonzola, Pancetta, Cipolla & Timo
Mini Pizza with Pear, Gorgonzola, Bacon, Onion and Thyme

Here is a tasty little snack for you- something a little different and perfect for the Fall. With pears in season at the moment, the temptation was a little too much for me and I felt the urge to try something unusual with them. So I came up with this little snack for you... using a store-bought dough, it is done in 15 minutes... without- in the time it takes to make that dough and then 15 minutes! In other words... it is very easy to make!

Cut the dough out, or shape the dough, to the size of a small pizza tray, or failing that, as the case with me, a frying pan. Lay the dough on the pan, turn on the heat and start it baking on your stove top. Whilst that is starting to happen, slice your pear and onion finely, cut some finely sliced bacon into bite-size pieces and crumble a little gorgonzola, ready to go on top.

 After 2 minutes, you should be able to flip over the dough base and lay on your topping. Start off with the pears, then spread the bacon out evenly, onion in the gaps in between and cheese onto areas where the different ingredients overlap- that way, when it melts, the cheese will hold everything down in place... clever, huh?

Bake at a high heat for around 3-4 minutes- it shouldn't take much longer than that. When the pizza is done and lightly brown, fetch it out, sprinkle it with fresh thyme and give it a little grind of chili to give it a bit of kick- delicious! So you see... the Fall coming does bring certain advantages with it... start looking forward to some wonderful new recipes!

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