Hey, guess what? I got you something to celebrate the first sunny, beautiful, birds-chirping-outside-my-window, 68 degree day in Boston.
No, those little darlings I got for me. To celebrate the sun. After six months, trust me, it’s worth celebrating.
This is for you.
It’s goat cheese. And caramelized onions. And mushrooms. And goat cheese. You’re welcome.
If you follow me on Twitter, you know that this gift was a labor of love. Because of the glorious time change, and because I was absorbed with looking for new food blogs and updating my Google Reader for, like, 6 hours (instead of drinking green beer and eating corned beef and cabbage… Happy St. Patrick’s Day, by the by) I lost track of time. While I’m not complaining–I’ll never, ever again complain about blue sky and sunlight–the homemade pizza dough recipe didn’t get started until 8:30. And it needed a lot of time to rise. So lofty goals of homemade pizza night for K and I turned into Bruschetta pepperoni bites. Blog post coming shortly.
I didn’t give up, though.
Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza with Fig Spread
I’m not going to include the pizza dough recipe because frankly, it was a little disappointing. I think it was a combination of a cold apartment, no kneading space, and a weird recipe. It’s not the point, anyway. The point is, put these ingredients on an old flip flop and you’ll swoon. Great pizza dough is just a bonus.
Bake this according to your dough instructions, as really you only need to melt the cheeses. You might want to do so on tin foil, because the fig spread melted onto my pan, and the sugar in it caused it to burn. Not looking forward to washing that.
I know this is a little bit involved and doesn’t use things that you’d typically have in your pantry, but it’s so worth it. It’s sweet from the figs and the onions, earthy from the mushrooms, and tangy from the goat cheese. It’s delicious
I’m really so grateful that Spring indeed comes every year, even if Winter does last well into March. I hope you are all as sunny and blue-skied as we are. Go celebrate. It’s Spring!