Did you know that goats can use Twitter? Neither did I until I met Ethel the goat, the wonderfully entertaining goat from Somerset Capricorn Goats Cheese. After chatting with Ethel she invited me to take part in the Capricorn Challenge. The aim of the challenge is to create some delicious recipes using goats cheese and to do this I was sent a huge hamper full of goodies. I had so many ideas flying round my head after receiving this, fortunately I didn’t have any plans for dinner the day this arrived and so I got creative with some of the lovely ingredients in my hamper. I’ll have some other recipes for the challenge but for now here is my goats cheese ciabatta pizza. As my boyfriend doesn’t eat cheese we bought some chorizo for him to have on his instead, but as I’m sucker for a slice of chorizo I decided to have some as well.
Ingredients – serves 2
1 large ciabatta loaf
A few tablespoons of tomato puree
10 large slices of chorizo – I used this type of chorizo from Tesco
2 large plum tomatoes, sliced
1 red pepper, finely sliced
1/2 red onion, finely sliced
100g Capricorn goats cheese – I only used 50g as it was only me eating cheese but 100g would be enough for 2 cheese lovers
Preheat the oven to 200C. Cut the ciabatta in half lengthways and spread each piece with tomato puree and then divide the chorizo, tomato, red pepper and red onion between the two pieces of ciabatta and finish with a roughly chopped goats cheese. Cook for 15 minutes until the vegetables are starting to char and the cheese is melted. Serve with a simple green salad.
This is a quick and easy way to have something delicious on the table in 20 minutes and requires minimal effort, perfect for busy mid week meals.
Disclaimer: I was sent a hamper including Capricorn Goats Cheese to provide inspiration to develop new recipes, all opinions expressed are my own.
I’m going to have to see if I can teach these two goats to tweet or bleat as Ethel calls it, next time I go and visit them in France. These are my parent’s goats and their names are Coco (the mum) and Brownie (the kid). I haven’t met Brownie yet as she was only born a couple of months ago but I’ll get to see her in September.