Wednesday, August 18, 2010


A brown turkey fig

So I know that i've been bad about updating. I just haven't had a chance to do any baking at home lately. So even though tonight's post isn't pastry i figured it was about time for an update. 

Tonight i made a fig and goat cheese "pizza" it's not really a pizza but not really sure what else to call it. 

It's pretty simple and sooooo good. Definitely one of my new favorite foods. 

Heres what you need:
Plain (or traditional) naan bread 
Goat Cheese
Figs (i used a combination of black mission & brown turkey figs 
Olive Oil

Balsamic Vinegar (optional)

You must first infuse your oil with thyme. Pull the leaves off the thyme trying to not get the stems (some of the small stems are fine) yes i know this is tedious and annoying but well worth it in the end. When you've added your thyme to the oil heat it in a pot on low heat for an hour (however since i'm impatient  i only did it until the oil was hot then took it off but it was delicious none the less. 

Brush your oil/thyme on the naan bread make sure to get the leaves on it with the oil. Then slice or  crumble goat cheese evenly over top. 

Now cut the stems off the figs the slice them and lay them evenly over top the goat cheese. Sprinkle with more thyme/olive oil. I then placed a sprig of thyme on top for visual effect. Place on a non stick baking sheet and place in the oven at 450 F. I didn't time it i jst checked on it a few times but if i had to guess i'd say about 10 minutes. You want the goat cheese to be melted, and the naan will be very dark around the edge it will be slightly burned but trust me it's good that way. 

The pizzas before they go into the oven 

While it's in the oven you can make a balsamic reduction to drizzle on top. This is very simple you just have to be careful to keep a close eye on it. 

Pour your balsamic vinegar into a pot (i did mine on a non-stick fry pan)
Heat on med-high if using a pot when it starts to simmer you must keep whisking it or it will burn if you use a fry pan i simply would swirl the pan every few seconds to keep it moving so it wouldn't burn. Do this until it is reduced by half and has thickened into almost a syrup consistency. 

When the pizza is done lightly drizzle the reduction on top and enjoy!!

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