Tuesday, 19 January 2010

pizzas of awesome

We've had a recent run of home made pizzas, and recently invited J over to share in the noms.

Using our usual pizza base (but without wholemeal, as we are all out), we put together three awesome pizzas.

potato and zucchini pizza

Potato and zucchini was J's idea. I sliced and fried the potatoes, then we spread out a thin layer of tomato paste with some crushed garlic and some fresh herbs, and then went to town with the potato and zucchini. This pizza was super delicious (I love potato).

tomato and spinach pizza

I visited Radical Grocery in order to pick up some Cheezly, going for the mozzarella variety. Cheezly is always a bit on the expensive side, so we went easy, using about a third of the bar. We cut big slices (but thin) of tomato for this one, because that is my favourite way - it really helps retain the moisture and fills your mouth with delicious tomato flavour. Again, fresh herbs from the garden, and some spinach.

dessert pizza

To round it out, I caramalised some apples and pears in brown sugar, and used the Sweet William chocolate spread on the base. I also crumbled some of their white chocolate in amongst the pear and apple pieces, and when it came out of the oven I carefully sprinkled icing sugar over the top.

Delicious! I love making pizza. It's lots of fun, and I know it's not going to be oozing oil (unless I want it to be), or accidentally covered in cheese.

ETA Danni claims dessert pizza was originally her idea, when we were still living in Perth. So I give credit to her!


Anonymous said...

oh my lord!!! especially the dessert one!!! YUMM!

Theresa said...

Wow! Andy and I love making our own pizzas but have never thought to do a dessert pizza. Looks great!

nora said...

oh, that dessert pizza! oww oww

Vicki said...

Yum, that dessert pizza looks so good!

Little Aspects said...

Oh wow. They all look amazing.Especially the potato one. And the dessert one is such a good idea!

Little Aspects said...

PS - long time lurker, first time poster. Love your blog. Especially your noodle recipes! :-)

steph said...

Ahaha, thanks everyone! The dessert pizza was a whim I made up when we didn't have any dessert one dinner party, and now we make it all the time! It is really delicious! (and very sweet) I love it.

Hi Little Aspects, welcome to the blog! :o)

V said...

These look amazing- I love potatoes on pizza too! It adds such a nice creaminess. And OMG dessert pizza looks utterly tasty!

Johanna GGG said...

oh delicious pizza - I especially fancy your pear and chocolate one - looks amazing