30 Minute Pizza

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
  1. Place frying pan on high heat.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Drizzle the frying pan with olive oil
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Pour the sauce over the middle of the pizza bases and spread evenly.
  8. Sprinkle the toppings on top.
  9. Put the pan under a hot grill for 4-5 minutes until golden and cooked through.
  10. Remove the pizza from the grill and transfer to a wooden board and cut into slices.

Bon Appetite,


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