“Oh hi there, can I order a medium stuffed crust Vegi Volcano with black olives and three extra garlic and herb dips please?”… In my dreams. I’m far too skint to spend £20 on a Domino’s so decided to make my own weird pizza out of some left over puff pastry. I call him ‘The Puff Pizza’ so stick that up your pipe and smoke it Dominos, lovely delicious Dominos…
Anyway, feeling frisky, I treated myself to a bit of goats cheese to jazz it up a bit but you can use any cheese you like. In fact, you can top your pizza with whatever you like too, it’s all the fun of making your own pizza, without pissing about making your own dough. So spread that tomato puree, lob on those toppings, sprinkle with cheese and even crack an egg on top, it’s your pizza to do with as you please. It will make you feel very powerful, like Obama.
Serves 2 / Takes 40 minutes
Half a pack of ready rolled puff pastry (I used the left over puff pastry from the churros recipe)
100g butternut squash steamed
Small handful of kale
2 sprigs of rosemary
Heaped tsp of tomato purée
125g soft goats cheese (you can use whatever cheese you fancy, mozzarella would be delicious)
Half a red onion sliced
Salt and pepper
A small handful of walnuts
A couple of handfuls of leaves
1tsp of Extra Virgin Olive
Salt and pepper
1. Preheat your oven 200c (Fan 180c fan)
2. The shape of your pastry doesn’t matter at all as long as you can fit it on a baking tray, mine was a really funny shape, a bit like a leg of lamb. Anyway, line your baking tray with a baking sheet and spray with a bit of spray oil.
3. As I was using butternut squash it was too hard to just put straight on the pizza, so I steamed it for 10 minutes to make sure it would be nice and soft. If you’re not using butternut squash or any other annoyingly hard vegetable you can leave this step out.
4. Place your ready rolled pastry onto the being tray and spread it with tomato puree. Be sure to leave a centimetre all the way around the edge of your pastry to allow the crust to puff up around your filling.
5. Assemble your topping evenly on top of the pastry, I used butternut squash, red onion, kale and two rosemary sprigs.
6. Top with your choice of cheese, I used soft goats cheese and season with salt and pepper.
7. Pop in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes. Meanwhile dress some leaves in the extra virgin olive oil and mix in a few chopped walnuts. Season with salt and pepper.
8. Cut the pizza in half and serve with the walnut salad. BOOM!
If you’ve had a go at making my puff pizza or any of my other recipes I’d love to hear about it. @corrieheale firstname.lastname@example.org