Friday, 22 July 2011

# 101 Fridays recipes: Deep pizza base with tuna in tomato sauce, peach and mozzarella

Now, there's a mouthful :-)

It finally dawned on me last week how to make a deep pizza base for my homemade pizzas and here's how I did it in case you've been wondering too! It's so simple I don't know why I didn't think of it before.

The first obvious step is to make the dough and I make mine in the bread machine following this recipe.

When the dough is ready tip it onto a lightly floured surface and roll with a rolling pin. Using a plate as template lightly score the dough with the tip of a knife.

Roll the edges towards the centre until they meet the scored line. Cut a piece of greaseproof paper to cover the bottom of the pizza base and evenly spread some baking beans. Blind bake in a pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes then carefully remove the baking beans and bake for 5 minutes more.

 Mine looked like this.

Meanwhile, in a frying pan soften some finely sliced onion in a little olive oil then add chopped tomatoes, dry basil, oregano and a pinch of salt. Cook for 5 minutes and add a can of tuna mixing well into the tomato sauce. Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, you want a nice, thick tomato sauce.

Spread this on the bottom of the pizza base and finish off with a few slices of canned peach and mozzarella.

Bake until the dough is golden and cripsy.

Serve with a green salad and enjoy :-)