Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Sunday Pizza - broccoli and garlic

As a kid growing up, Sunday dinner was always a roast of some kind, here though,  buying the meat for a roast costs a small fortune so we usually have homemade pizza instead. I admit I cheat a bit by sticking the dough ingredients in the bread maker! All I have to do is roll out the dough, stick some toppings on and pop it in the oven.
This week I tried a new topping and it was delicious, broccoli and garlic, I saw the recipe on pinterest but I didn't have half of the ingredients, so this is my version...

I make two pizza's and used this amount on one but it would have spread further if I had wanted to do both with this mix.
Wash, cup up and lightly steam one small head of broccoli, keep a few small pieces to one side
Chop 2 cloves of garlic and fry in olive oil until just starting to brown.
Put the garlic(and oil from the pan), broccoli, 1/2cup grated Parmesan, 2tbsp of olive in a blender and whizz until it make a thick paste.
Roll out dough as usual and spread the broccoli paste over the top, decorate with the left over broccoli pieces and mozzarella. Bake as usual. The colours are a bit off in the photo because I took it at night so no natural light, it was actually quite a vivid green.


Pizza number two was a garlic cream sauce (actually a pasta sauce) with bacon, mini tomato and courgette, also delicious. Do you have a favourite pizza recipe? please share if you do.



3 comments:

  1. my favourite pizza is- blitzed coriander (or coriander pesto) for the sauce, then topped with roasted pumpkin, capsicum and red onion, feta cheese and pine nuts. yummy!!!

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  2. Your two pizzas look sooo yummy! I really wish I had a "home bakery" so I can make homemade pizza dough too. I really want to try those cinnamon rolls you blogged about a while back.
    michiclover

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  3. anon - your pizza sounds lovely!

    michiclover - I use my bread machine almost every day, LOVE it, one of the best purchases we have made.

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