• January 25, 2011

    Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

    by
    0 0 vote
    Article Rating

    Taking an onion and cooking it for a long time over moderate heat does something magical. The pungency so distinct to the onion is totally mellowed into a sweet, caramel flavour, and the texture becomes tender and silky. The only trick to success is patience; the sweetness must be gently coaxed out – this is something you cannot rush.

    Once you have accomplished your feat of patience, oh boy, are you in for a treat. They are delicious as a topping for grilled steak or chicken, simmered with beef broth into a french onion soup, or piled onto a burger or sandwich – or, one of my favorites, on a pizza.

    Making homemade pizza feels like an undertaking, but if you’ve got a bread maker, it’s a cinch! Just plunk the ingredients into the machine, put it on the “dough” setting, and let it whirl about and rise comfortably while you paint your toenails, run to the market for onions, or walk your dog. Perfect dough every time, ready to be shaped.

    Oliver was not impressed with the absence of meat on this pizza. That’s his you’re-a-traitor face.

    Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Pizza

    • 1 lb pizza dough (recipe here)
    • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
    • 1/3 cup shredded parmigiano reggiano
    • 2 tbsp soft goat cheese
    • 1/2 bag baby spinach (two large handfuls)
    • 1 large sweet yellow onion (about 1 lb), halved and thinly sliced
    • salt
    • 1/4 cup olive oil + additional for brushing pizza
    • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
    • cornmeal or flour, for dusting

    1. Place a baking stone or overturned baking sheet on the lower-middle rack of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees.

    2. Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown; about 20 minutes. Add vinegar and stir till evaporated. Season to taste with salt. Transfer onions to a bowl to cool, and add spinach leaves to saucepan; cook, stirring frequently, until just wilted. Set aside.

    3. Stretch pizza dough to desired shape and size. Remove baking stone or sheet from the oven. Dust with cornmeal or flour; position dough on top. Brush dough with olive oil; top with mozzarella and parmagiano cheeses, then onions and spinach, and dot with goat cheese. Bake for about 15 minutes, until crust is golden and cheese is bubbling in the center.

    0 0 vote
    Article Rating
    by

    Hi, I'm Jennifer Pallian, BSc, RD. I studied cooking, baking and food chemistry in a university lab, have years of experience as a professional test kitchen recipe developer and providing technical baking support to bakeries and home bakers. Want to know why your bread didn't rise? I've got your back.I now work full-time as a blogger, putting the years of science and baking to work right here. On Foodess, I share the best recipes in my arsenal - tested-till-PERFECT recipes for cozy baking, easy recipes for weeknight meals and delicious globally-inspired comfort food, plus lots of science-based cooking and baking tips. Welcome!

    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest
    48 Comments
    Oldest
    Newest Most Voted
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    David

    shhh! the best coffee in Vancouver can be found at Cafe Prado on Commercial Drive

    Jen

    Butter Bakery on Dunbar in Vancouver has the most amazing home made oreos and peanut butter marshmallow bars 🙂

    Jen

    I tweeted this giveaway @jbinvan

    Jen

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook (Jennifer Margaret)

    Maria

    Mochikas Peruvian Cafe at corner of pine and 5th has the best peruvian food.  Try their ceviche and chupe de mariscos.

    Maria

    I tweeted this giveaway at whaturmissing

    joey

    tastiest breakfast i had last year was at Calvin’s Cafe in west vancouver – rosti with poached eggs & hollandaise sauce. but if west vancouver doesn’t count as vancouver, then JJ Bean makes the most amazing butter tarts – crispy buttery crusts with a gooey delicious filling.

    joey

    also, i tweeted the link! (@joey_arm_strong)

    gogreennow

    The Red Wagon Cafe on East Hastings, off Nanaimo Street, has awesome weekend brunch.  I like the Truckers Breakfast: Two eggs, sausage, potatoes, pancakes and toast.  Yummy.

    @greenurlifenow

    gogreennow

    I’ve posted the link about the contest on Twitter.

    gogreennow

    I have shared the contest on Facebook too.

    Jessica

    Libby’s Cafe on Victoria Drive across from the Trout Lake Ice Rink is comfortable, pretty, and offers some mean paninis, made-from-scratch soups, and excellent espresso drinks and coffee:)

    Donna

    Not a real secret as I tweeted about it – the most refreshing mango salad with mint can be had at the new Pho Express Ankor on Robson. Or go to Newtown Bakery on Pender Street in Chinatown for their apple tarts (more like an apple popover) – sells out alot tho’…

    Rachel Wolski

    Seb’s on Broadway has amazing brunch items!!! Try the Basil Pesto & Havarti Omlette!!!!!!!!!!! DE-lish! @RachelWolski

    GC

    Best crepes (and so reasonably priced!) at Euro Bakery on Commercial Drive

    Donna

    I tweeted this contest! @dengshot

    Brenda

    Speakeasy has WAFFLE fries =) 

    Jaime

    Hmmm the best steak can be found at Gotham Steakhouse and Coctail Bar… or so I hear from my husband who went without me ;( !!!

    JamesWilson

    Looking for a great quick lunch… Eat @ Urban Fare!!  @jameswilson24

    JamesWilson

    Looking for a great quick lunch… Eat @ Urban Fare!!  @jameswilson24

    Laure

    The first thing I do when I come back to Vancouver is race to Wild Rice for veggie Kung Pao.  Then top it off with fresh mango bubble tea at the mall across the street. @mostlyvegan:twitter

    Smwai

    A best keep secret in East Vancouver – the best bumble bee cake at Liberty’s Bakery at Main & East 21st Avenue –

    Delia

    romer’s burger bar on west 4th makes a killer veggie burger and the fries are to die for… @deee1221

    Tracy Yee

    the cranberry sourdough bread at COBS are my favourite! must try.

    Brett Vo

    A huge fan of the carrot cake at Creme de la Crumb, http://www.cremedelacrumb.com/.  It’s located at the CBC Radio building, I was there to watch a hockey game, needed some comfort food being down 2-1 in game 2… ate teh carrot cake and D. Sedin scored.  Must be good right? 

    Jessica

    I love the mussels at the Twisted Fork on Granville downtown – they are 1/2 price on tuesdays!!

    Danielle Ciavarro

    If you go down to Nicli Antica Pizzeria and order the Prosciutto Pizza ask for it to be topped with some caramelized onions! Soo tasty! @SmellyDanielly:twitter

    Ceci

    I love the waffles at Marulilu Cafe on West Broadway and Cambie.  They are delish!!

    Ray

    Death by chocolate’s cakes are to die for.

      Ray V. Misa [email protected]

    Sheila Sutherland

    shared on FB and tweeted (@shsutherland) it…….best place to fill that sweet obsession………7 Sins near Rogers Arena.

    Katie

    The Irish Heather in Gastown, has the best Bangers and Mash (British sausages and mash potatoes) in the city!

    ruby

    If u like BIG desserts then u can’t go wrong with True Confections on Broadway & Alma in Vancouver.

    Jenn

    Raw Canvas has great selections for their tasting plate… Enough to keep you coming back to try em all!!

    Joji

    Wow !

    50% Off “Happy Hours” is back at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Griffins Restaurant.

    I can’t afford full price but 50% Off,  yes !

    Way to go Griffins.

    Don’t miss this opportunity.

    Bronwyn Coyne

    The Vancouver farmer markets are a great place for local fair. Be careful of your money though; so easy to spend so much on delicious food!

    jiayi

    cristos on hastings has the yummiest (and cheap) souvlaki

    Jessica

    Libby’s Cafe on Victoria Drive across from the Trout Lake Ice Rink is comfortable, pretty, and offers some mean paninis, made-from-scratch soups, and excellent espresso drinks and coffee:)

    GC

    Best crepes (and so reasonably priced!) at Euro Bakery on Commercial Drive

    ruby

    If u like BIG desserts then u can’t go wrong with True Confections on Broadway & Alma in Vancouver.

    GET NEW FOODESS POSTS DELIVERED STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

    Thanks for signing up! Check your inbox to confirm.
    Curried Cauliflower and Quinoa Soup Recipe April 29, 2020
    Curried Cauliflower and Quinoa Soup

    This Curried Cauliflower and Quinoa Soup is such a cozy and satisfying vegetarian meal.

    Best Pizza Dough Recipe April 6, 2019
    The Ultimate Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

    FacebookPinterestTwitter 0 0 vote Article Rating If you’re on the quest for the best homemade pizza dough recipe ever (and pizza!), your search is over. I use some savvy tips and tricks to make an quick and easy thin crust pizza that’s as similar to your fav wood-fired oven pizza as you’re gonna get at […]

    Coconut Squash Soup March 6, 2019
    Easy Coconut Squash Soup with Turmeric and Ginger

    This easy coconut squash soup is big on flavour. Ginger and turmeric bring warm, curried spice to this healthy squash soup recipe. (Bonus, it’s vegan!)

    48
    0
    Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
    ()
    x