a picture from a past dinner for moi même: white pizza (with mascarpone only, no tomato sauce) and grilled pear slices. i just got back from half a round of golf with my brother. one almost-hole-in-one! ha! kidding (sort of). anyway, it was wonderful, mind clearing and energizing. but now i’ve got a load of ironing to do – so not much blogging and telling wonderful stories. sorry! still, a recipe for you (though i think it’s pretty intuitive to smear together a white pizza, but whatevs…). hugs!
white pizza w/ caramelized grilled pear (for one)
1 pizza dough quarter
3 tbsp. mascarpone
20 g parmiggiano, grated
1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
1/2 pear, sliced (horizontally), 1 cm thick
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. butter
pinch fleur de sel
3 black pepper corns, ground
drizzle of olive oil
preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius. cover the pizza dough slice with the mascarpone. drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with parmiggiano, thyme, fleur de sel and pepper. bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
in the meantime heat a grill pan with butter. slice up the pear, remove the seeds. grill for 3 minutes or until slightly charred in places on each side. then push the pear to one side of the pan and add the sugar to the pan and wait – no stirring – until caramelized. add a pinch of fleur de sel to the salt. remove the pizza from the oven, sprinkle with remaining parmiggiano and place pear slices with caramel sauce on top.