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From Wood-Fired Pizza Oven by John Pellicano

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Fig and goats cheese recipe

Fig and goats cheese recipe

Wood fired pizza oven by John Pellicano

 

The arrival of the wood-fired pizza oven into suburban backyards and kitchens has opened up a new world for pizza lovers and those who appreciate delicious, home-cooked food in the outdoors.

In his book Wood-Fired Pizza Oven, chef and food lecturer John Pellicano takes you through the steps of building a wood-fired pizza oven of your own and shares the secrets to cooking delicious pizzas and other easy-to-make meals.

This is his delicious and very simple recipe for Fig and Goat's Cheese Pizza.

 

Makes 1 Pizza

Ingredients

  • 12 dried figs, quartered
  • 1 pizza base
  • 4 fl oz (½ cup/125 ml) olive oil
  • 1 lb (450 g/ 2 cups) goats’ cheese 

Method

  • Put the figs in a bowl and pour over boiling water to cover. Set aside for 10 minutes while the figs soften.
  • Drizzle olive oil evenly over the pizza base then arrange the fig quarters over the top.
  • Put the pizza straight onto the pavers in the preheated wood-fired oven using the paddle.
  • Allow to cook for 10 minutes, rotating occasionally, until the base is golden brown.
  • Sprinkle with crumbled goats’ cheese. Cut and serve.
     

[Ed: you can also use fresh figs, sliced or quartered. I like to add proscuitto, cooked bacon or ham, and cut down a bit on the goat's cheese Yum!]

Wood-Fired Pizza Oven: make your own pizza oven and create the perfect pizza by John Pellicano is published by New Holland (Sydney 2014; hc; pp) and retails for A$29.99.  Read more here »

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