Tuesday, August 24, 2010
What you need:
Frozen pizza base
Small can of tomato paste
150g chopped ham
Small can of pineapple rings/chunks
Grated mozzarella cheese
What to do:
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the dummies guide to making pizza at home. First of all go to the supermarket and make your way to the frozen section. Feel your way around until you find the 'Frozen Pizza Base' square box. Some visual aid to assist you:
You can't miss this box. The tagline reads: "Choice of the Multidute". Interesting. I shall not poke fun at the English because I am polite like that. Next open the box and lo and behold just like it says on the packaging you will find 2 pieces of 9 inch pizza base. Visual aid to assist. Leave the base on the kitchen counter for about 10 minutes to soften.
Pre-heat oven to 200C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper or lightly grease the tray.
Open your can of tomato paste. Next, chop up the ham. Crank open a small can of pineapple rings. Drain the syrup and chop up the pineapple pieces.
Spread each round of pizza base with about 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Use the back of the spoon to spread evenly.
Top up each base with the chopped ham.
Next, add the pineapple pieces.
Lastly, top up each base with grated mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 10 minutes. Be sure cheese has melted and base is crisp.
Serving suggestion: Serve fresh from the oven with sprinkles of chilli flakes which you (or just I) might have kept from ordering pizza from Domino's.
I bought a 200g packet of grated mozzarella cheese and used slightly more than half.
You can freeze the remaining tomato paste to be used for later. Remove the paste from the can and empty into a small tupperware.
Don't miss the pizza base sides when you sprinkle the topping and the cheese. In hindsight I wish I had paid more attention to the sides.
This is my quick and easy way to make pizza. I don't make the dough from scratch as you would have already guessed (I can sense my sister shaking her head as she reads this). Prep is very fast with just chopping and sprinkling involved. Love the simplicity and the end result was great.
This recipe originates from this website.