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 :-)


1 comment:

  1. Peaches on Pizza....not too sure if that works for me. Might for others, though.

    My little boy would pick off the peaches and eat them first. Then, he'd eat the pizza. He's a crazy eater, that child of mine.