Q: Why did the priests leave the church of cheese?
A: Because there was a stinking bishop.
Pizza? Oh yeah.
Sausage and kale? That would be a match made in heaven.
Any recipe with “three cheese” in the title? Count me in.
I loved that this recipe used ciabatta as the bread base. The moist interior and crispy crust of these loaves is really fabulous. Especially when slathered with a creamy thyme scented mixture of ricotta and Parmesan. Top it all off with sausage, kale and nutty fontina and you’ve got a different and delicious pizza.
10 tuscan or black kale leaves, stemmed
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound hot or sweet italian sausage, casings removed
1 1/2 cups ricotta
1 1/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
1 loaf ciabatta bread (14 to 16 inches long) split and sliced crosswise into 4 pieces
3/4 pound fontina cheese sliced
1. In a large pot, bring a few inches of water to a boil and salt it. Add the kale and boil for 3 minutes. Drain the kale, pat dry with paper towels and finely chop.
2. Preheat the oven to 400℉.
3. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbs olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, crumbling, until brown, about 5 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the ricotta, 1/4 cup Parmesan, the remaining tablespoon of oil and the thyme; season with salt and pepper.
5. Spoon the ricotta cheese mixture evenly over the 4 bread pieces, then evenly top with the sausage, kale, fontina and remaining 1 cup Parmesan (I thought this was a bit too much. I sprinkled only about 1/4 cup Parmesan).
6. Bake bread pizzas until golden and bubbly, about 10 minutes.
Recipe from Everyday With Rachael Ray Magazine
There has been a whole lot of buzz in my Twitter feed this past day about Atomic League. So, I thought I had better get busy checking them out.
Of course, when I saw that the band (Shaun Canning) is from Glasgow I kind of expected to fall in love.
And P.S., in love I am. Heavy on the soothing synth, this is a brilliant instrumental. Sounds like it belongs in a movie soundtrack.