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:


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).


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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