Cooking dinner for a friend yesterday, I realized how much I genuinely enjoy preparing meals for other people. It never feels like work or a hassle, I am always motivated and happy to plan, shop for and prepare meals. And what better thing to make for others than pizza, having to be the most universally enjoyed food. Although I set out with the intention of making a flatbread with this recipe, they look more like pizzas. But the great thing about dough is that it can be made into so many things, and regardless it turned out to be a great dinner. And best of all is the satisfaction that comes from putting a dish in front of someone with something you’ve created. Foodie or not, the joy of cooking for others is a pretty great feeling.
Pizza dough (I used this recipe)
1 cup chèvre cheese (or any goat cheese)
1/2 cup kale
1/4 cup fresh basil
2 tbsp butter
2 white onions
1 tbsp brown sugar
- Preheat your BBQ to high heat or about 450 degrees
- Make the dough and roll out onto oiled pizza pans. I split the mixture in half but you could do one big flatbread – if you have a big enough pan!
3. Drizzle the dough with oil, then crumble the cheese and sprinkle on top too
4. Chop the peach, kale and basil and place on the dough as well
5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place on the grill with the lid down. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the breads have puffed up and are golden brown. (Check often to make sure they aren’t burning on the bottom!)
6. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a pan and slice the onions. Add to to the pan along with brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often until they are golden brown.
7. When the pizzas are done, take them off the grill and place on a wire rack to cook. Top with caramelized onions and sprinkle with salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Enjoy!