Friday, February 26, 2010
It seems I've gone 'fig crazy' (that is a rather paper-thin attempt at mimicking the phrase, stir crazy).
Figs are the 'falling stars' of the fruit world; blink and you might miss them. Due to their fragility they are also quite pricey which is why I have decided that the first fruit tree I plant will be a Fig Tree. Until the day when I can happily pick my own, I buy a dozen or so each week to use almost immediately. Some my husband eats adorned, juices dribbling down his stubbled chin. The ones I safely hide from his greedy fingers I make into something sweet or savoury, they work beautifully in either camp.
Hubby actually chose this recipe, as initially, HE was meant to make it, and whilst he did help, I ended up taking over as I just can't bear to watch him fumble around in my kitchen. Yes, it's MY kitchen and I don't like to share it.
ease: 5/5 (especially if you use a store bought pizza base, which we did).
prep time: 8mins.
cooking time: 8mins.
taste: 4/5. Simple but satisfying.
I was hesitant about using a tomato passata base to go with the figs, but hey, it worked. The tangy tomato went well with the sweet fig.
The first flavour that hits you though is the lingering liquorice of the fennel seed which gives way to the successful fig/tomato pairing before the gooey, salty cheeses and crisp pizza base wrap it all up. I made two medium sized pizzas, one for each of us. Hubby didn't like the fennel that much as he preferred the fig to be the lone star of the show, but I enjoyed it more.
would I make it again: Yes.
recipe: Fig & goat's cheese pizzas