Monday, April 16, 2012

Caramelized Onions, Sweet Sausage and Goat Cheese Pizza

Back in Singapore, pizza used to be one of those foods where we only had on special occasions. It is much more expensive there than here, maybe double the price, and its far less common. Not that it is uncommon, but it is just everywhere here. Within a five minute walk from my house, I have at least six cafes that specialize in pizzas. 

My favorite pizza, apart from Oishi pizza's unagi pizza (Japanese-style) in Singapore, would be Iggies in Baltimore. Iggies is not your regular pizza place. It is somewhat upscale, and have many different sorts of pizzas like duck pizza. Two of my favorite pizzas there are the all-veggie with balsamic dressing pizza (no red sauce!) and the caramelized onion pizza (again, no red sauce!) 

I decided to spiff up the caramelized onion pizza today with added goat cheese (oh I love goat cheese!) and some sweet Italian sausage. Sounds good already huh!

Ingredients for dough (2 servings)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Ingredients for caramelized onions
  • 2 large sweet onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

Other ingredients
  • 2 links sweet Italian sausage, remove casing and cut into small pieces
  • goat cheese

  • In a bowl, mix the warm water, sugar and yeast, and let stand for 10  minutes.
  • Then, add flour, salt and oil, and knead into a ball. 
  • Cover the ball, and place it in a warm place for 30 minutes.

  • In a heated pan, sautee the onions until soft, then turn down the heat and continue sauteeing.
  • When the onions brown, add the sugar, let the sugar melt, then turn off the heat.

  • In a heated pan, fry the sweet Italian sausages until cooked. 

  • Cut dough in half, and roll out each half into a circle. 
  • Add the caramelized onions, sweet Italian sausage and goat cheese.
  • Bake in the oven at 425F for about 15 minutes.

  • Slice it up, and serve!

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