Saturday, 26 January 2013

Mini pizzas

This is a super quick pizza dough recipe from Jo Wheatley the winner of the Great British Bake off 2011. It's a programme that seems extremely popular but I haven't had the opportunity to get into it, although I have caught a few of the Comic Relief episodes. I made these for the rest of the family last night as I was eating out, but I had a little taste to check the quality of the dough and I was impressed. It seemed like a bizzare recipe, mixing self rasing flour with greek yogurt, but although a little sticky, once kneaded in some flour it was easy to work with. No need for proving and rising, so a much easier option than even making the dough in a bread maker.

300g self-raising flour
plus extra for kneading
300g Greek yoghurt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
12 tbsp passata or
barbecue sauce (I used tomato puree)
dried herbs (such as oregano, optional)
180g mozzarella, drained and torn into small pieces (I just used cheddar)
120g cheddar cheese, grated
olive oil

Topping ideas;
ham or Prosciutto, 

chopped pineapple
chicken breast, cooked
and shredded
pepperoni slices
roasted peppers
cherry tomatoes, halved
button mushrooms, sliced rocket

You will also need
2 large baking trays

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Tip the flour, Greek yoghurt, baking powder and salt into a food processor and mix until combined and smooth. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 30 seconds.
Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and roll into discs roughly the size of a saucer.
Pop two baking trays in the hot oven to preheat.
Spread 2 tablespoons of tomato passata or barbecue sauce on top of each pizza base and sprinkle with a pinch of dried herbs if using.
Scatter the mozzarella and cheddar evenly over the pizza bases and top with a combination of the extra toppings.
Take the hot baking trays out of the oven and quickly brush with a little oil.
Put 2 pizzas onto each hot baking tray and cook in the hot oven for 8–12 minutes until golden and bubbling. Repeat with the remaining 2 pizzas and serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. OctoPizza!