Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fig, Prosciutto and Stilton Pizza


Simplicity. It is something that we all want to have at one time or another, but can’t always get it with our “go, go, go” lifestyles. My hubby and I cherish the days that we have where we don’t do a heck of lot, except watch our favorite television shows and eat delicious food. Saturday was such a day for us. We call them – “Veg days”.




Saturday was a cold and rainy day in the Bay Area, which meant it was a perfect day for “vegetation”. We simply turned on our gas fireplace, brought out all the fluffy blankets, sifted through our recorded shows and began the TV marathon. After a long week, it was a terrific way to wind down and not have to make too many decisions, except for what was the next show to watch.



My newest addition is “Pam Am”. I love the setting of the 60’s, the fashion and jumping back into era where things were so different. It is great to see women finding their “voice” and moving up in the world. We indulged in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; let’s just say that we had about four episodes to catch up on. In fact for Halloween, one of my offices had a “Real Housewives” themed day. For all of you who love this show, I was Dana from Beverly Hills and created my own $25,000 sunglasses. All in all, a really fun team activity and many laughs were shared by everyone.

{Our office Halloween Party - Real Housewives Theme}
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For our day of relaxation, I made a simple pizza for hubby and me. I bought the ready made pizza dough from Trader Joe’s to make life simple. I added my homemade fig jam, a bit of Prosciutto, stilton and fresh figs to create a sweet, savory, salty and overall divine pizza. The flavor combinations are endless. What are your favorite pizza toppings?



Fig, Prosciutto and Stilton Pizza

Homemade or Store Bought Pizza Dough
Fig Jam
Fresh Figs
Prosciutto
Stilton Cheese

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees and place a pizza stone on the lowest rack of the oven. Let heat for at least 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, take about a ½ cup of pizza dough and work it to form a circle that is about 7 to 8 inches in diameter. Simply stretch the dough and form into circle. Use a bit of semolina to prevent the dough from sticking to a pizza paddle. This will make it easy to slice onto the pizza stone and to remove when finish cooking.

Spread a light layer of fig jam onto the pizza dough and spread to the edge of the dough. Layer with 1 to 2 slices of Prosciutto torn into pieces. Next crumble about 1 to 2 tablespoons of stilton cheese over the pizza, spreading evenly. Top with 6 to 8 quarters of fresh fig.

Slide onto the pizza stone with the paddle and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the pizza is golden brown. Remove and cut into four pieces and enjoy.


8 comments:

  1. I love a weekend day like that as well - they are sadly all too rare though! I have been meaning to give Pan Am a go ... and I am hopelessly addicted to Housewives. Love your pizza!

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  2. Oh my! That pizza looks incredible. Love the sweet and salty combo. Yummy!

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  3. Gourmet pizza's like this (anything apart for the regular stuff you can get at a pizza shop) makes pizza night, mean so much more.

    I love the intermingling of all the flavours - I have a feeling, this may become a personal favourite.

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  4. Hi Lisa, I'm a new follower! I have 3 fig trees near my home and absolutely love them. Even though I've pledged (on my blog) to cut out starches and sugars this holiday season, I'm gonna have to try this pizza! lol.

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  5. Wow! This looks absolutely delicious!

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  6. I was just looking for some pizza inspiration and this caught my eye - what a perfect combination of flavors. Must try this!

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