Saturday, 28 September 2013

Home Made pear and blue cheese Sour Dough Pizza.


Tonight's meal was a sour dough pizza with pears, blue cheese and pine nuts.


I really must do a blog post about Stevie the sour dough - she is firmly becoming a member of the family - how can she not when you tend and care for her each day. Stevie made a wonderful pizza dough.


first layer of pizza - caramelised onions.

 My dried chillies from the garden were grounded with some salt, pepper and a little olive oil

 then tossed in peeled and sliced pears.

 The pears were placed on top of the onions.

 Fresh New Zealand spinach (which is growing well in the garden) was washed and then boiling water poured on top, and drained and placed on pizza.

Blue cheese crumbled on the top of the pears.

 topped with pine nuts. And baked in a hot oven until cooked.

Very yummy.

The pizza was inspired by Hugh from River Cottage
I adapted it by using sour dough for a pizza base and adding pine nuts to the top



Do tell me if you try it - I am sure you will also love it.

20 comments:

  1. this sure looks good! i am making pizza later today. i love river cottage.

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    1. I enjoy river cottage too. His new book fruit looks wonderful.
      Love Leanne

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  2. How interesting. I don't like fruit and savoury things, but I would make your pizza and eat the pear for desert :-)
    Yes tell me about Stevie the sourdough!
    This is the first time I've seen Hugh with short hair, when did he cut it? he looks all grown up and a bit boring now :-D

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    1. I will share about Stevie soon - I've taught myself how she should feel, now I want to try her out on different flours. I'm in a fermented food search and loving what I'm learning.
      The pears and blue cheese cooked together was really scrummy r
      Love Leanne

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  3. I saw a few River Cottage episodes, what a great show.
    I have never tried Blue cheese, you pizza looks yum.

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    1. Leeanne I am not a fan of blue cheese either but it is totally yummo cooked.
      Love Leanne

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  4. The pizza looks delicious. I have just discovered river cottage and love it.

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    1. I really enjoy River Cottage! I am looking forward to Hugh's next book on fruit.
      Love Leanne

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  5. I love all the ingredients so I am sure I will love the finished product. Will have to try it sometime. Just found your blog through I Heart New England. Nice to meet you.

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    1. I am soo green with envy you met Susan Branch!!! Do let me know if you try the pizza it is yummy!
      Love Leanne

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  6. Yummo this looks fabulously yummy

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    1. Hi Cat lovely to catch up with you I mucked up all my blog setting when changed and lost links to blogs. The pizza is really yummy, vegetarian and actually really in expensive. We had it again for Sunday lunch with a spinach salad.
      Love Leanne

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  7. I pinned this from your pinterest before I even read about it here on the blog. It looks amazing and I can't wait to try it. We eat homemade pizza alot, and the kids are getting tired of my usual.

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    1. Oh it is YUMMY! We don;t eat much pizza usually twice a year - as we can't usually eat a lot of the toppings. The sour dough is a winner so far. Hope this week to start playing with different flours.
      Love Leanne

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  8. oh yum! Looks delish, Leanne..I look forward to hearing all about Stevie as we too eat/like home-made pizza (a lot) :

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    1. We don;t eat pizza very often as with food allergies etc it isn;t a meal James can eat (he couldn't eat this) and I tend to make meals we all can eat as much as possible but this was really yummy!
      Love Leanne

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  9. Yum! The best looking pizza I've seen in a while! I love Hugh too, although we haven't had him on TV - so thanks for the reminder.

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    1. I love Hugh's books and very much looking forward to his Fruit book coming out - I've asked our library to get a copy and that way if they do get it in I am the first person to read the book. LOVE teh smell of a new book. I'm such a book snob.
      Love Leanne

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  10. That looks so delicious! I am hoping to do a sourdough starter soon, have never tried it before, but it seems to be the secret to some really tasty breads.

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    1. I'm soo hooked on my sour dough - and soo good for the gut.
      Love Leanne

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