Pizza with caramelized pear, goat cheese and thyme
- 3 gr dried yeast
- 200 gr all purpose flour
- Tiny pinch of sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 125 ml warm water
- 1 pear, peeled and sliced thinly
- 1 tbsp honey
- Goat cheese, preferably a roll so that you can slice it into rounds
- Fresh thyme
- Olive oil
- Salt & pepper
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Make a little hole in the center, pour in the olive oil, water and mix. (I like to do this with just my hands, but you can use a mixer as well)
Knead for about ten minutes (if you're doing this by hand, take the dough out of the bowl and knead it on the counter, dusted with flour)
When you feel the dough is smooth and flexible, place it in a clean bowl* that's been slightly oiled.
After half an hour, the dough should be almost doubled in size. Time to take it out and knead again. Preheat your oven at the highest temperature possible (for mine, that's 250 C/482 F).
Divide the dough into 10 balls and roll out untill really thin* on a flowered counter
Top the mini pizzas with the pear slices, drizzle them with honey and place a slice of goat cheese on top
Add the thyme and a drizzle of olive oil, season with salt & pepper
Bake for about 6-8 minutes.
*In winter, I like to give the yeast a kickstart by putting the dough in a warm bowl. Just rinse it with hot water and dry it before you put in the pizza dough.
* The pizzas will have a diameter of about 15 cm / 6 inches