free form pizza pie

This year isn’t quite getting off to the fantastic start I had hoped for, as this week we have had some bad news which I wont share right now. However, I will say it has had me reaching for the carbs big time. This recipe certainly hits the spot in terms of comfort food, is relatively easy to put together (depending on your fillings) and makes a great mid-week meal. You can certainly make it into a healthier meal with a big of salad, but really… when you want comfort you dont eat sensibly!

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 x 375g blocks puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) good-quality tomato pasta sauce
  • 100g Primo Prosciutto, sliced
  • 100g Primo Salami, sliced
  • 100g Primo Ham, sliced
  • 150g grated mozzarella
  • 1 cup roughly torn basil leaves
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Heat oil in a frypan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and cook for a further minute. Instead of this step, I roasted the vegies under the grill until they were soft.
  3. Roll out 1 pastry block on a lightly floured board to 30cm x 20cm. Place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Roll remaining pastry block until slightly larger.
  4. Spread the first pastry sheet with pasta sauce. Top with onion (or vegetable) mixture, then sliced meats. Scatter with mozzarella and basil, and season with salt and pepper. Brush exposed edges of the pastry with a little water, then place the second sheet on top.

     (One note – dont go as close to the edges as I did with the tomato sauce – it made it harder to press the pastry pieces together)

  5. Press down to seal edges, pinching them together with your finger and thumb. Brush top of the pastry with beaten egg. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until puffed and golden.

  6. Cut into slices and serve with a green salad, if desired.

 This was Bens with all its oozy, cheesy glory. I subsituted mine for feta…

Source

delicious. – June 2004, Page 137

 
This seriously hits the spot people. Basically, next time you are considering making a pizza, think about putting it between 2 pieces of puff pastry.
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5 responses to “free form pizza pie

  1. Great idea – thanks for sharing. Hope the news is not too bad – the pinched nerve is bad enough.

  2. Pizza between sheets of puff pasty? That’s some kind of crazy evil genius! Hope that your bad news sorts itself out.

  3. That does look like such a comforting meal-I mean puff pastry, prosciotto and cheese, what’s not to love? Sorry to hear that you’ve had bad news. I hope things look up 🙂

  4. *hugs*

    the pie looks great though!

  5. this pizza looks fantastic and not too hard to make – must try!

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