So this post is a little quick and dirty. Chako and I were a little too hungry last night to stop and take good photos of even really plate this pizza before devouring it. Literally we ate it straight off the pan, ripping it apart and stuffing our faces. I almost didn't even post it for lack of presentation, but it was so freaking good I just had to share. I borrowed a recipe from Shutterbean for the pizza dough, you can check it out here. The toppings were what I had in the kitchen including some beeeeaaa-yooooooo-tiful figs I picked up at a little produce place on the Upper East Side.
Shutterbean's No-Knead Dough
Carmelize some those shallots with a bay leaf or two and thyme
Slather the dough
Slather some more!
Bake & Enjoy! Eat right from the pan...
Blue cheese is my bestest friend.
Pizza with Carmelized Shallots, Figs, Bacon & Blue Cheese
Pizza Dough (store bought or make your own! I used this recipe from Shutterbean)
2 large shallots, thinly sliced
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 bay leaves
1 tsp thyme
4 slices of thick cut bacon, cut into small pieces
Handful of fresh figs sliced, use as many as you'd like I used 6
About 1/4 cup of crumbled blue cheese
Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the shallots, bay leaves and thyme. Cook for about 15 minutes or until soft and slightly browned and smelling amazing. Remove the bay leaves and transfer the shallots to a small bowl. Add the bacon to the saucepan and cook until nice and crispy, transfer to a small bowl. Spread out the pizza dough onto an oiled baking sheet. Spread the shallots onto the dough, top with the bacon, figs and cheese. Bake at 500 degrees for 10 minutes or until the crust is lightly browned (LIGHTLY! trust me...). Eat it all!