Any time I can cook up something quickly and easily is a winner in my book. Working mums and dads have enough to deal with without having to conjure up a meal that their children will eat.
I was leafing through Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals and found quite a few dishes in here I would be happy to cook up for the family.
I saw the recipe for his cheats pizza and knew I wanted to make it. I do have to say that it took me longer than the 30 minutes but the night I made it, I wasn’t in a rush. I would like to make this recipe again and try to make it within the 30 minute time frame. Of course, you can add whatever topping you like. I used bacon pieces and pineapple as it’s my children’s favorite.
Recipe: (makes 2 pizzas)
- 1 1/2 mugs of self raising flour, plus extra for dusting
- 1/2 mug of lukewarm water
- A lug of olive oil
- 400g can of chopped tomatoes
- A few sprigs of basil
- 1/2 a clove of garlic
- red wine vinegar
- Small can of pineapple pieces
- 100g of bacon pieces
- Place frying pan on high heat.
- Put the flour, water, olive oil and a pinch of salt in a food processor. Whiz till smooth then tip on to a floured board or bench.
- Sprinkle the top of the dough and the rolling pin with a little flour. Divide the dough into 2 pieces. Roll the dough to about 1cm thickness.
- Drizzle the frying pan with olive oil
- Dust the dough with flour again and very lightly fold it over in half then fold in half again to form a triangle then move to the pan. Unfold it and make sure the sides are pushed down to the sides of the pan.
- In the food processor place the chopped tomatoes, basil, garlic, splash of red wine, a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Whiz until smooth.
- Pour the sauce over the middle of the pizza bases and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle the toppings on top.
- Put the pan under a hot grill for 4-5 minutes until golden and cooked through.
- Remove the pizza from the grill and transfer to a wooden board and cut into slices.