As we've posted before, pizza is probably our favorite thing to cook. When we have dinner guests, especially for the first time, we usually bust out the old reliable pizza, because almost everyone likes it, you can feed quite a few people for very little money, and a well planned and executed pizza is just impressive. Not everyone is as crazy as we are about pizza, and a lot of people would consider what we put on them to be unacceptable, not because it's not good, but because it sounds sort of bizarre. We usually save our pizza experiments for when we're not expecting anyone over, so as not to offend anyone with our sometimes crazy notions. A few weekends back we experimented with bacon, fig and balsamic vinegar. It was absolutely fantastic, so we thought we'd share.
Toppings (for 2 pies):
10 fresh figs
7 or 8 large mushrooms
4 strips of bacon, cooked
Begin by following our basic pizza recipe for the crust and sauce. Thinly slice the figs, onion, and mushrooms. Leave the basil leaves whole and crumble up or slice the bacon. Place half the cheese on the pizzas, then the toppings, and then the rest of the cheese. Drizzle a little vinegar over each of the pizzas and put them in the oven. Cook for 12 minutes at 450 degrees or until the cheese is brown and bubbly.