I made THE most fantastic pizza last night (Biss I was thinking of you :-). Here it is:
-1 of Biss's super good 100% whole wheat pizza dough crust (dough made in bread maker)
-1 granny smith apple
- one large onion
- bit of brown sugar (Tbsp?)
- turkey bacon (4 slices)
- sprig of rosemary
- about 3/4 cup blue cheese (I used a mellow blue cheese).
- About 1 to 1 1/2 cups of skim mozza
Roll out dough and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle a tiny bit of the mozza over the crust, lay out apples evenly around crust. Cut the bacon into small pieces (about an inch wide) and lay out evenly on the pizza. Caramalize the onions by frying for about 20-30 minutes, adding about 1/3 cup of water and the brown sugar after about 10 minutes (do this ahead of time). Put the caramalized onions and crumbled blue cheese on the pizza, top with the rest of the mozza and bake (350 ish for about 20-30 mintues?).
IT WAS SO GOOD. I based it on a pizza I had at (I think it was) Milestones - that one had gorgonzola cheese though I think. That was the first time I enjoyed anything involving blue cheese...it was a slippery slope after that. During one of our wonderful, therepeutic dinners, I shared a blue cheese/apple/caramalized pecan salad with a dear friend, and that was the next step in my improving relationship with blue cheese. I took the final step and had it "straight" with apple at Pascha, then at ANOTHER wonderful dinner with the same friend (we like to eat together :-) I tried some wonderful creamy yummy blue cheese, and have been craving it ever since.
So, that's it, I officially like blue cheese. I may even "LIKE like" it. Do you remember that saying from when you were 12 ( "I like him" ..."But do you LIKE like him?" ). I think it meant I don't LOVE him...but i have a very big crush on him and want him to like me so I have something to giggle about. I can't tell if it is the company I always seem to be with when I eat it, or the cheese, but I think blue cheese may make me giggle :-)
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