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    Goat's cheese, chicory & radish pizzas

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes

    Serves: 2

    Ingredients

    1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
    2 heads red chicory, ends trimmed and quartered
    Squeeze of lemon juice
    1 x pack (2 x 220g balls) frozen pizza dough, defrosted and at room temperature
    Plain flour, for dusting
    3 tbsp caramelised red onion chutney
    1⁄2 red onion, finely sliced
    100g pack Bettine Mild Goat’s Cheese Pearls
    Large handful (about 20g) wild rocket leaves
    50g radishes, sliced

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 240oC, gas mark 9; put 2 large baking sheets in the oven to heat up. Set a large frying pan over a high heat with 1 tbsp oil. Add the chicory quarters, season and fry for 1 minute on all sides until just golden. Sprinkle the lemon juice into the pan, then take off the heat.

    2. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball of pizza dough to a rough oval (about 28cm x 18cm); set each on a sheet of baking parchment. Spread 11⁄2 tbsp onion chutney over each base, sprinkle with the red onion and arrange the chicory on top. Drizzle with a little oil, then scatter 1⁄2 the goat’s cheese pearls over the pizzas (save 1⁄2 for garnishing after baking).

    3.Transfer the pizzas, on the parchment, onto the hot baking sheets (or cook in 2 batches if needed) and bake for 8-12 minutes, until puffed up and golden. Arrange the rocket, radishes and remaining goat’s cheese on top. Serve at once.

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    Cook’s tip

    If you wish, a few slices of Parma ham or prosciutto would also work really well on these pizzas.

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