Pasture to Plate

Recipe

Pizza with Caramelised Onion and Feta

The creamy feta and mouth watering caramelised onions will have you making this pizza again!

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 x 7g sachet dry yeast
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups (260g) plain flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup Oliana olive oil
  • 500g red onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 8 sprigs thyme
  • 1 large red capsicum, quartered lengthways
  • 1 tbs polenta
  • 8 anchovies
  • 180g Oliana feta

Method

Combine 3/4 cup (185ml) lukewarm water, yeast and 1 tsp of the sugar in a small jug. Set aside for 10 minutes until foamy. Sift flour and salt into a large bowl. Stir yeast mixture and 1 tbs of oil into flour using hands, and knead for 5 minutes to form smooth, elastic dough. Transfer to an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave in a warm place for 45 minutes, or until it doubles in size.

Meanwhile, heat 2 tbs oil in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, remaining sugar, vinegar and thyme leaves. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes, or until onions caramelise. Cool. Place capsicum, skin-side-up, under hot grill until skin blackens, then transfer to a plastic bag to sweat for 5 minutes. Peel, discard skin and slice into strips.

Preheat oven to 240° C. Grease a 24cm x 34cm baking tray, sprinkle with polenta. Deflate dough with fist and roll to fit prepared tray. Lay onto tray, brush with remaining oil and top with onions, capsicum, anchovies, feta and sprigs of thyme. Bake for 15 minutes, then slide off the tray, directly onto oven rack and bake for further 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve warm or at room temperature