September 22, 2015 — Dinner Party
‘…Puff pastry pizza is a smart idea – so much quicker than making dough. You can put it in the oven and slap anything on top! Read Dad’s story for other delicious topping ideas.’
We'd love to see a photo when you plate up, please share #WhatDadCooked
Share this yummy recipe with a friend on WhatsApp
Follow us on Instagram — @WhatDadCooked
500g ready-made all-butter puff pastry
Flour for rolling pastry
40 oven dried and roasted cherry tomatoes. See tip. Or 20 fresh cherry tomatoes.
1 large red onion
1 tsp sugar
1 tbs vinegar (ideally red wine)
1 small courgette trimmed
1 medium leek trimmed of roots and most of the green top
150g/1 pack – mini mozzarella balls drained
15 dried and pitted black olives
Small handful of chopped basil
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tbs mayonnaise
1 tbs cream or milk
Salt and pepper
Please also share and drop us a comment further down the page.
Is it a ‘cheat’ or is it a flan?
This is often called a “cheat’s” pizza but it could be seen as a ‘real’ vegetable flan. In fact it’s nearly a quiche.
What’s certainly true is this is a very useful method to make an infinite variety of easy going, fun and tasty meals. The principle is the same: roll-out the pastry, precook and top with anything you like. It could be made with grilled Mediterranean vegetables. Ham, bacon, sausages, or pepperoni can been included. A version with spinach, feta and mushrooms would be good. Or try tuna fish or prawns with tomatoes and roasted red peppers…
I would avoid putting too much liquid on the pastry as it will end up with a soggy bottom.
NB: The final heating will not thoroughly cook raw ingredients. Therefore give ingredients that need to be cooked – or would be better cooked – an initial separate cooking (as I have done for the courgettes, leeks, onions and roasted tomatoes in the above recipe).
A perfect winter warmer – Cassoulet!
Try Dad’s loaded low-fat salsa quesadillas with The Laughing Cow Lightest x8 cheese.
An excellent way to turn a popular Italian slow food standard into an easy and quicker family classic.
Sign up to the WDC newsletter for the latest recipes, foodie stories and ingredient specials!