Tuesday, 15 November 2011

puff pastry pizza



... there i go again with my food alliteration...

... it's all about fast food with me at the moment.  I'm very time poor but still keen on eating some decent grub... and it's so frustrating as I have a heap of fabulous new cookbooks to read and cook from but its all stressing me out a little as I read post upon post about how wonderful Dan Lepard is... well, quite frankly he'll just have to wait... I need to dedicate some proper time to Mr Lepard and his wonderful ways with pastry... roll on those long Christmas evenings in front of the fire eh?

... so for now, it's shop-bought and to hell with it!.. and the great thing about pizza is that you pretty much can throw anything at it that you like and it'll taste great with all that pastry beneath it... oh and if you're anything like me who loves their puff pastry just slightly undercooked and gooey in places, this is the dish for you!

Puff Pastry Pizza with Roasted Tomatoes, Peas and Basil
the other thing I love about this pizza is how it brings the Summer back into my kitchen... much need at this time of the year...no?

1 sheet of puff pastry
2 medium tomatoes - finely sliced
1 packet of fresh buffalo mozzarella
a handful of frozen garden peas
a few torn basil leave

- in an oven proof dish, lay your tomatoes out, sprinkle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and roast for 30 minutes in a low oven. (do this in advance if you want to bung the pizza together quickly)

- the pastry sheets I use usually come large enough and thick enough to roll flatter and divide into tow, so you can make 2 pizzas, so do that.

- score an edge around the pizza and then place all your ingredients within this edge, tomatoes first, then the cheese, then the peas

- brush the un covered edge in a little olive oil and then bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the pastry has risen and is golden and the cheese is bubbling

eat and of course, enjoy!

22 comments:

  1. I know what I'm having for dinner tomorrow :) Great idea, simple and delicious.

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  2. This 'pizza' looks much nicer than it's name suggests - I call these galettes or tarts. Pizza is just fancy cheese on toast!

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  3. I am a huge fan of puff pastry. And of alliteration. Putting pizza in place for a party is a particularly pleasant pastime.

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  4. Dom - Puff pastry pizza pizzazz. Love flaky pastry pizza every which way and such an easy way to get a delicious meal on the table quickly.

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  5. Nice easy supper. Looks so tasty.

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  6. I am low on time too Dom! I LOVE the look of that puff pastry pizza however, and yes to a fireside read with cookbooks for me too this Christmas!
    Karen
    PS: I adore capers!

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  7. It's a tad more elegant made with puff pastry. Fresh mozzarella makes all the difference in a good pizza. Nice supper!

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  8. lovely idea. I do love the idea of puff pastry as the base. but peas? how did they taste in the pizza? never tried that.

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  9. OMG Dom!!!! Nooo pizza with puff pastry...you're cheating... ;-)
    BTW I love pizza everyway
    Happy baking pizza

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  10. Simple and beautiful flavours - and I like the use of puff pastry!

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  11. Quick and easy and tasty! What's not to like!

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  12. As someone too lazy to make pizza dough very often, this sounds wonderful idea to me!

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  13. Love it - who has time to make their own pizza dough on a weeknight? My mum always used to make a cheat's pizza with a scone base and lots of tomato puree (it was the 80s, passata was hard to come by!) and it's still one of my favourite 'mum treats' when I go home. Authentic? Nah. Delicious? Yes.

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  14. Ooh. I freeze left over puff pastry and make 'pizza' for the toddler on week nights. Making one for us seems such a treat - I'm with you on gooey pastry.

    Katy - I've got a great pizza recipe that takes only an hour from flour to melted cheese. Admittedly not as quick as Dom's though...

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  15. You cannot go wrong with a dish like this, tasty and home-made.....perfect!

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  16. Oh how I love using puff pastry for pizza dough.. it just makes pizza so light and airy! Yours looks AMAZING!

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  17. slighty undercooked soggy shop-bought puff pastry - my guilty pleasure too! you know the bit where the pp meets the filling of a steak pie... droooool.

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  18. Dom, you're mean. It's 11am, I'm starving, and then I read this. I must eat it. I wonder if I can cook this on an office heater...

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  19. Bought puff pastry is up there with frozen peas and tinned tomatoes in the great food inventions of all time, so there's no shame in embracing it in my book!

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  20. I'm with Lucy... yes to store-bought puff pastry! Lovely Dom. Yum.

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  21. Great idea, I always have puff pastry in the fridge as a stand by. Bought of course. It is so adaptable, I hadn't thought of a puff pizza so, this is tonights dinner. Thank you. GG

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  22. Excellent idea. I do something very similar (as 'afters') using sliced fresh fruit (apples or plums) drizzled with honey, and then baked just as you have. Store-bought puff pastry is great to have on hand in the fridge! :)

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