Our granddaughter - the one who has just had her opening night in We Will Rock You on the cruise ship Anthem of the Seas, had her 21st birthday on Sunday. Her father tells me that passengers on the ship keep stopping her to congratulate her on her performance. Pretty good for a youngster of her age I think.
I had my first taste of pizza some 60 years ago in Paris (France) and didn't much like it. I was with a boyfriend whom, at the time, I was somewhat gaga about, so I didn't say anything. These days, we very rarely eat pizza although do enjoy it once in a while, a very long while though. To North American pizza fanatics that must seem very odd. I just came across this pizza idea which I thought sounded good. I like goat cheese and figs.
Goat Cheese, Fig, and Basil Pizza
4 oz package dried figs, chopped
1 Tbs aged balsamic vinegar
3 Tbs water
1 large pizza crust or 4 round pita breads
1 cup crumbled soft goat cheese, (a 4-ounce package will yield 1 cup)
3 Tbs chopped fresh basil
1 Tbs pine nuts
1/2 - 1 Tbs olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Combine the figs, balsamic vinegar, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. Place the figs in a small bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
4. Top the pizza with the goat cheese and figs, and sprinkle with the basil and pine nuts. Drizzle the olive oil over the top. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese melts.
Have a great day