Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Perfect Puff Pastry Pizza!

Sometimes a goddess-in-training needs a simple recipe that takes very little time to prepare, yet is super scrumptious. That is exactly what this recipe is. It is perfect for a quick-fix dinner or for a 'something extra' at a summer barbeque. In fact, I first had these Puff Pastry Pizzas as an accompaniment to my wedding barbecue back in the summer of 2009. Good memories!

Here is how it's done:

Ingredients:

1. A sheet of ready-made puff pastry (it's not cheating - I promise!).
2. Half a tin of pasata (I use the Pizza Express one they sell in Sainsburys).
3. 1 ball of mozzerella, sliced.
4. Whatever toppings you fancy (I went for olives, peppers and mushrooms, but you can pick your favourites).

Method:

1. Get the puff pastry out of the fridge about 20 minutes before you plan to cook it, to bring it up to room temperature.
2. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
3. Roll out the puff pastry onto a baking tray.
4. Score a line all the way around the pastry, a couple of centimeters from the edge. This will create a 'crust' for your pizza when it puffs up.
5. Spread the pasata onto the pastry.
6. Place the sliced mozzerella on top.
7. Add your toppings.
8. Bake in the pre-heated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the pastry has puffed and is golden.
9. Serve with some scrummy salad and a nice glass of wine!

Apart from the recommendation to pair this meal with a glass of wine, this is a great recipe to try with kids. They can get involved in adding the toppings and can watch the pizza puff up before their very eyes. Magic!


PS - I need to work on my photography. One thing at a time...

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