Anyone who knows me will tell you that my two favourite indulgent foods are cake and pizza! I have already posted about cake and so now is the time for the first pizza related post on applepiezucchini!
When I say pizza, I am not being totally accurate, but this is a quick (and inexpensive) dinner that I love to make during the week without being too naughty and having a takeaway! Instead of the classic pizza dough base this recipe uses puff pastry, and can be made from start to finish in about 25 minutes.
Again, I am cheating and am not suggesting for a second making your own puff pastry here – I am all for making pastry when you have the time and the inclination but have nothing but praise for the ready-made “jus-rol” pastry you can buy in the fridge section of the supermarket. If you want to feel like you have done a bit more cooking you can buy a block and roll the pastry out, or if you want your life made as easy as possible, buy the ready-rolled version!
Ok, so here is what you do:
Roll out your pastry (or open the packet!)
Cover the pastry with your tomato base leaving a border of around an inch all the way round. This time I used tomato purée with salt, pepper and fresh thyme mixed in but it is really up to you – plain tomato purée tastes great but you can be as cheffy or not as you want.
Cover with toppings of your choice! I used sliced chorizo and grated cheese but make different combinations every time depending what is in the fridge.
Bake in the oven for around 25 minutes until the pastry has puffed up round the edges and the cheese has melted.
Serve with salad, or chips, or more pizza!