Although I do prefer to go to the farm shop in Skipton for my food shopping it just isn’t always possible, it’s at least a 2-hour round trip which can drastically cut in to my cooking time. So, I’ve been shopping at Aldi quite a lot recently and I’m loving their super six fruit and vegetable special buys which are such good value and encourage me to vary my shop and not be so bloody predictable. This lead to my discovery of the fig! I don’t know where figs have been all my life, but I have been seriously missing out and it is quite possible things might just get a little fig crazy here for the next few weeks as I let my obsession play out.
Usually I like to make my own pizza dough but this week I tried Aldi’s pre-rolled pizza dough and must admit I am really impressed with it, not only does it taste great there is also enough dough to make 2 decent sized pizzas and its great value for money.
So here it is ridiculously tasty fig, goats cheese & caramelized onion pizza.
- 2 figs sliced into quarters
- 75g soft goats cheese sliced
- 75g mozzarella either grated or sliced
- 1 small red onion sliced
- 1 tbsp. butter
- good pinch of castor sugar
- 4 tbsp. pizza sauce (homemade or store bought)
- 1 pizza base (homemade or store bought)
- handful of fresh basil to serve (optional)
And how to do it…
Grease your pizza tray with a drizzle of olive oil and roll your dough out onto it.
Add butter, red onion slices & castor sugar to a frying pan. Fry the onions until soft and caramelized around 4-5 mins.
Top your pizza base with pizza sauce then add the caramelized onions, mozzarella, goats cheese and figs.
Bake the pizza in the oven at 180 degrees for around 25 mins or until the base is firm and the cheese is bubbly and hot.
Top with fresh basil & serve with your favourite salad…dyl-icious!!