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Pancetta and Rocket Pizza with Washed Rind Cheese & Balsamic Figs

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¼ cup water
¼ cup brown sugar
60g dried figs, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 x 30cm pizza bases (see recipe below)
    or use store-bought bases
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cups (250g) grated mozzarella
16 thin slices pancetta or bacon
2 x 140g pieces Tasmanian Heritage Red
    Square washed rind cheese,sliced
100g rocket
2 tablespoons olive oil, extra
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper,
    to taste

Quick Pizza Dough
Makes 2 x 30cm pizza bases

4 cups (500g) flour
3 teaspoons (10g) dried yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
350ml lukewarm water
2 tablespoons olive oil


Heat water and brown sugar in a saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar, and then boil for 10 minutes.

Add figs and vinegar and allow to cool. Combine oil with garlic and brush over pizza dough. Sprinkle with mozzarella, arrange pancetta on top and bake at 220°C for 10-15 minutes or until cooked and golden. Cover with slices of Tasmanian Heritage Red Square cheese.

Combine extra oil with 2 tablespoons fig syrup and use to dress rocket. Place rocket in the centre of each pizza and then sprinkle with figs. Serve immediately.

Quick Pizza Dough

Combine flour, yeast, salt, sugar, water and 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl or stand mixer and mix and knead to form a smooth dough. Divide and roll dough out to fit 2 x 30cm pizza trays.

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Pancetta and Rocket Pizza with Washed Rind Cheese and Balsamic Figs