February 23, 2012
We like all families love Pizza but it becomes expensive to take a family of five out to a well known chain and have them cater for all our different tastes.
Occasionally instead of baking bread for lunch on a Saturday I will make pizza dough and then I can fill it with whatever I wish. This is not a quick grab it and go like a bought one might be, this takes time especially if like me you make your own pizza dough. I love the fact that I have control over what goes on and vegetables can be disguised easily for younger selective taste buds.
Pizza base bought or ready made
Tomato sauce – I do cheat here and buy the jars of pizza topping (although you can chop garlic and basil leaves, heat gently and add plum tomatoes till it thickens – cool slightly before adding to pizza base)
You can choose to put anything on top of your pizzas
Anchovies / capers / mozzarella / green olives (I didn’t have black) on one half and
Green peppars (roasted in olive oil and brown sugar) / mozzarella / slithers of ham / jalapeno peppers on the other half
Spanish Tapas – Serrano Ham / chorizo / Salami / Iberico Cheese / green peppers
The putting together is so easy and a great adventure for a cold wintery half-term morning to get the children to help (especially if you use the pre-prepared pizza base and jar of tomato sauce)
Spread the base with tomato sauce, quite thinly really so as not to lose the other flavours.
Then pick and choose which topping you want. Add them liberally according to taste.
Add to a hot oven 200°c and let them cook for about 25 – 30 minutes checking regularly especially towards the end. You will know they are nearly ready when the house fills with the glorious warm aroma enticing you back into the kitchen.
Let me know what different toppings you add to yours.
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