October 13, 2013

  So Erich and I finally made it to Cali!  We set out on our journey for the west coast at the end of July, and after a little cross country road trip we arrived in early August.  We lived like nomads for the first two months, making pies for friends and family along the way of course...  Although this is not the first pie made in California by Erich and I, it is the first pie we have made in our new apartment.  We even used some ingredients from the garden in the backyard!

Orange you glad we moved to California Pie?


1 bulb of fennel
1 tsp. honey
1/2 c. orange marmalade jam
1/3 c. sour cream
a sprig of rosemary
salt & pepper
olive oil

Preheat the oven to 550 or higher for 30-45 minutes.  Next thinly slice the fennel and sauté with a little bit of olive oil and honey until it turns golden brown.  Add 1/2 the rosemary to the pan to season the fennel.  Before rolling out the dough, heat up the orange marmalade in a pan so it breaks down and is closer to a syrup consistency.  Next roll out the pizza dough, and top the pie.  I smeared the jam on first, and finished topping the pie with sour cream dollops but you can top the pie however you please.  Bake for approximately 7 minutes.  Season as necessary and eat it up! I added the left over jelly to a small bowl and mixed it with a dollop of sour cream to dip my pizza crusts in.  You might want to do that...

More to come out of our kitchen in SF soon!


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