Sunday, February 06, 2011

Quick fix Sunday

Sundays are for sleeping in. And eating cold pizza. I don't know many people who love eating leftovers straight from the refrigerator. I do. Especially pizza.

So last week, when my roommate C's brother was visiting, we threw together a quick pizza from readymade dough we picked up from the local bakery. Really smart way to make home-made pizza we realized.

We rolled the dough on some parchment paper onto a baking tray and then loaded it with some unusual ingredients. For our gourmet pizza you will need

* Dough (duh!)
* One yellow squash
* Two apples
* Feta cheese
* Black olives
* Cherry tomatoes
* Fresh basil
* A light tomato sauce -- we made our own by blending together two large tomatoes, basil, walnuts, and two red chillies, and lightly frying it till it had reduced to about half its quantity.

-- Spread the tomato sauce
-- Layer all of the above, except the basil
-- Bake at 400 degrees for twenty minutes until the crust shows signs of hardening
-- Broil for ten minutes if the vegetables still look un-crunchy.
-- Remove from the oven and add chopped basil


Baked feta and the sweetness of the apple make for a delightful combination. Try this with a Moscato d'Asti (our latest find which we have been drinking like water). It might not have material impact on the rest of your week, but it will certainly make it palatable. Until tomorrow...