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Offline Bill/SFNM

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Topped with Bacon Jam, Cherry Tomatoes, and Havarti Chese
« on: September 19, 2012, 01:58:06 PM »
I didn't set out deliberately to combine these toppings - they were just what was handy and needing to be used soon. It was sensational. A second pie used jalapeño cheddar instead of havarti. I preferred the havarti, but was overruled.


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Re: Topped with Bacon Jam, Cherry Tomatoes, and Havarti Chese
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 02:39:00 PM »
Wow. Great combo. I have never tasted bacon jam, but can imagine the sweet, salty, fatty bite it must have.

And such a beautiful crust as well - gentle leoparding and extraordinarily puffy.

John

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Re: Topped with Bacon Jam, Cherry Tomatoes, and Havarti Chese
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 02:48:05 PM »
Thanks, John. Bacon jam is especially good on burgers. One of my secret weapons. If anyone is interested, I use more or less the Marta Stewart recipe - google it.

BTW, I never time my pizzas these days, but the photo above is part of a time-lapse series so I can see from the EXIF data exactly when the pizza was loaded and when it was taken out: 49 seconds.

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Re: Topped with Bacon Jam, Cherry Tomatoes, and Havarti Chese
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012, 04:13:24 PM »
BTW, I never time my pizzas these days, but the photo above is part of a time-lapse series so I can see from the EXIF data exactly when the pizza was loaded and when it was taken out: 49 seconds.


That is the timing I usually get, but the charring is much more pronounced on my pies. Yours exhibits the characteristics I am striving for in a bake, and is very close to the ones Marco posted recently:

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,20457.msg204055.html#msg204055

Although I think a new oven is in order to achieve it!

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Re: Topped with Bacon Jam, Cherry Tomatoes, and Havarti Chese
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012, 04:21:45 PM »
Beautiful pie Bill. I have not tried havarti on a pizza. I need to.

I like to make bacon jam/chutney/etc. In a pinch, you can make a really simple version with some good red jalapeno jam and add a bunch of crispy bacon and caramelized onions and let it cook slowly until the bacon softens.

This pie was topped with jalapeno jack cheese and a sweet, spicy, smoky chutney of applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, hatch chilies, and red bell peppers that were roasted over a raging pecan-wood fire. Eaten al libretto, it’s like a giant stuffed jalapeno exploding with creamy cheese and salty, smoky bacon, all dipped in caramel-y rich, sweet roasted red pepper sauce.
I love pigs. They convert vegetables into bacon.

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Re: Topped with Bacon Jam, Cherry Tomatoes, and Havarti Chese
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2012, 10:51:13 PM »
Bacom JAM !! yes goodness me I love this stuff !
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Re: Topped with Bacon Jam, Cherry Tomatoes, and Havarti Chese
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 08:06:32 AM »
Bill,

Great choice of dressings and also a very tasty looking pie!  :chef:

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Re: Topped with Bacon Jam, Cherry Tomatoes, and Havarti Chese
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012, 04:18:01 PM »
Now that the waters are safe again...

Lovely pizza, Bill.  Even being a vegetarian doesn't stop me from admiring it, and the perfect crust looks so tender and light!!  I find Havarti a bit rich for eating plain, but it does have places that it shines, and I suspect this is one of them.