I haven't always been into seasonal food but as I started to read food magazines I tend to try at least one new recipe right away and many of them are of course seasonal. Pears are in season now, not in my garden but at least in Sweden they are, this is adapted from a Swedish magazine - or the topping is, the base is from an American cook book.
This pizza base is my all time favourite: it is good. quick and you don’t have to remember to buy fresh yeast. Use the base for more traditional pizzas, it is good with anything!
4,5 dl flour
2 tsp dried yeast
1,5 dl warm water
4 small pears, unpeeled, sliced
½ red onion peeled and sliced
1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed
2-3 dried chillies crushed
1 dl blue cheese crumbled
2 dl cheese grated (use whatever cheese you happen to have)
1 dl walnuts crushed
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp honey
2 tsp good olive oil
Preheat the oven to 200 C. Mix flour and yeast. Add warm water and knead until smooth. Cover with a cloth and leave for 10 minutes. Roll the dough into a large circle and place on a baking sheet. Arrange the pears, onion, garlic, chillies and walnuts on top. Cover with the grated cheese. Sprinkle thyme, honey and olive oil on top and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and beautifully coloured.