Monday, September 20, 2010


Maybe you could help settle a little argument between Rob and I.....

Do you think this should be considered pizza? or flatbread? Rob thinks pizza should contain a red sauce and white cheese -

Fig, Caramelized Onion, and Gorgonzola Pizza

topped with arugula

pizza dough (I used this recipe)
2 sweet onions
1 T butter
1 tsp sugar
1 small bag (6 oz) dried figs (covered with boiling water for 5 minutes)
1 small container (6 oz) gorgonzola
4 cups arugula

1. Slice onions and add to small saute pan. Add butter and sugar and cook slowly over low heat for 25 minutes or until onions turn caramel-brown.
2. Shape pizza dough to fit baking stone or cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and "par-bake" at 400 degrees for 8 minutes or until it begins to turn golden.
3. Slice reconstituted figs laterally until they lay flat.
4. Top par-baked pizza crust with gorgonzola, figs, and caramelized onions.
5. Bake at 400 degrees for an additional 10 minutes.
6. Top with arugula and serve.

Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Pine Nut Pizza

pizza dough
1 lb asparagus, shaved or sliced laterally
1 small container (6 oz) crumbled goat cheese
3 T fresh chives
1/2 cup pine nuts

1. Par-bake pizza dough, drizzled with olive oil, at 400 degrees for 8 minutes.
2. Remove from oven and sprinkle chives, goat cheese, and asparagus. Bake for an additional 5 minutes.
3. Top pizza with pine nuts and continue baking for 5 minutes.

after final baking


  1. It's definitely pizza. Pizza doesn't need to have red sauce OR white cheese! :)

  2. Hmmm? I'm not sure. But it looks delicious!

  3. I know, Rob is usually willing to try most things, but really feels passionately about some of his favorites: meat loaf, cheeseburgers, pizza, etc - he likes them to be "pure" I guess! :)
    both pizzas were seriously delicious, but the asparagus was the winner for me!

  4. I'm sorry K, but I'm going with Rob on this one. If it doesnt have tomato sauce and cheese it's flat bread.

    You could call it bruscetta but it's not pizza. But who cares? It looks delicious.

  5. Mrs P - you are totally letting me down! Hopefully Rob won't read this :)

  6. Webster's Online Dictionary-Pizza (pronounced /ˈpiːtsə/ En-us-pizza.ogg listen (help·info), in Italian: ['pit.tsa] - from the Latin verb pìnsere, to press) is a world-popular dish of Italian origin, made with an oven-baked, flat, generally round bread that is often covered with tomatoes or a tomato-based sauce and mozzarella cheese.

    I rest my case!


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