Sunday, February 26, 2012

Greek Pizza With White Cheeses And Oregano..Delicious & Easy

Pizza is Italian. It also became American when the first Italians started emigrating to the United States and in my opinion these American pizzas have become better that the Italian basically by the addition of the famous "Pepperoni" sausage and Jalapeño pepper slices.  Unfortunately the Greeks use yellow cheeses which are very heavy and nauseating. Greek modern cuisine has evolved using other ingredients such as pastries (special phyllos). An example of nouvelle Greek cuisine is the Greek type pizza using a different kind of pastry and different cheeses.

The "pizza" I would like to share with you today is as follows:
You will need:
Serves 6 as a starter.

-  1 levied dough bought from the deep frozen section of the super market 30 x 40 cm.
-  500 gm onions very thinly sliced.
-  1 Tbsp. butter.
-  1 Tbsp. brown sugar.
-  A pinch of salt.
-  Water to cover onions in pan.
-  200 gm feta cheese crumbled.
-  200 gm Haloum cheese (Cypriot white cheese which does not melt and has a chewy texture) cut in little cubes.
-  ¼ cup toasted pine nuts.
-  Fresh oregano.
-  Freshly ground black pepper.
-  Olive oil.
Method:
-  Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C.
-  Combine onions, butter, salt, sugar water in a pan and bring to a fast boil.  Keep boiling until all the water is evaporated.
-  Continue cooking the onions till they are browned and glazed. Let cool.
-  Place the pastry on a piece of oven paper 35 x 45 cm on a cookie sheet 35 x 45 cm.
-  Brush surface with olive oil.
-  Place glazed onions leaving one inch space round the pastry.
-  Add crumbled feta to cover glazed onions.
-  Sprinkle Haloum cheese all over the feta.
-  Sprinkle the fresh oregano leaves.
-  Grind black pepper all over surface.
-  Pour some olive oil.
-  Insert in oven for 35 minutes.
Note:  On lowest oven shelf for 20 minutes, and on middle shelf for the balance of the time.
-  Take out from oven let cool 15 minutes.
Serve with a fresh salad of your choice.
Bon Appétit,
Stelio

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