Sorry for the late post my foodie chums, I’ve been busy drinking beer and getting very burnt in Greece. I did however learn how to drive a boat, after my friend Anne-Marie who actually knows how to drive a boat, got so drunk she kept falling in the sea. We spent our last day whizzing around Marathonissi drinking Mythos and turning rather puce like true Brits abroad.
Alas I’m now back in grey, cloudy London and I’m currently sitting in my pants, watching Homes Under the Hammer like nothing ever happened. The only difference being that I have a cold wet towel draped across my chest in an attempt to sooth my angry skin. Greek sun is evil! Next time I should just stick to the shade and get a spray tan like Ross from Friends.
Anyway, back to Rainbow Pizza. As a human being, I love pizza, I mean who doesn’t right? But at the end of the day, who can be bothered to make pizza dough from scratch? I certainly can’t, so my genius friend Sam suggested making a flatbread version.
“A naan bread? Won’t it taste all currish and things?” I said perplexed.
“Not if you use a plain one but Lewys and I like to cover a garlic and coriander naan in curry sauce and top with cheese. Curry pizza is the best.”
…Well that does sound incredible but on this occasion lets start plain and work our way up. I was really surprised at how good this pizza turned out, the naan bread base tasted just like a regular pizza base. So give it go and top with your own toppings or if you’re feeling frisky, try Sam’s curry version. I know I’m going to.
Rainbow Flatbread Pizza
Makes 1 pizza / Takes 30 minutes
You’ll need: A baking tray or two if making two
1 plain naan bread
1 Tbs tomato puree
1 ball of mozzarella
1 Tsp dried oregano
Topping: (You can use whatever toppings you like, but if you want to make a rainbow one like me, this is what I used…)
3 cherry tomatoes halved
Quarter of orange pepper sliced
Quarter of green pepper sliced
2 Tbs of canned sweetcorn
Sliced red onion (about an 8th)
5 black olives
Drizzle of Olive oil
Salt and pepper
(You don’t need to be as precise as this though, just have fun and put as little or as much of your toppings on as you want.)
1. Preheat your oven to 200°c (180°c fan) gas mark 5.
2. Oil your baking tray and place your naan bread on it. Spread with tomato puree and sprinkle with dried oregano. Top with slices of mozzarella (You can add your toppings first and top with mozzarella if you prefer.)
3. Arrange your toppings by colour on top or decorate your toppings however you please. (I imagine this would be a fun way to get children to eat their greens but as I don’t have any or like many children I’ve met I wouldn’t know.)
4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and a good drizzle of olive oil.
5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the edged look a nice golden brown. BOOM!