I’m FOREVER on a quest to find alternates to certain foods, without becoming obsessive! I always say that I’m a chef “first” – because, besides the training, this is my absolute passion.
So sitting with recipes books and trying to find time to go through COUNTLESS blogs, sites and instagrams, I sometimes see something, it gets stored in the depths of my brain and then like a lightbulb, it goes off, and keeps blinding me with its flashes.
I saw this on a friends Facebook, sometime ago, I think she posted the link to a Pinterest site and as you probably aware, the ball just keeps rolling…
I’m not even creating a recipe tab for this, it’s two ingredients – it’s the simpliest recipe that I have EVER posted.
1 1/2 cups of self raising flour
1 cup of Greek yogurt (non-fat)
Pinch of Salt and pepper
Leave to rest for 20 minutes and then shape to a pizza base. Pre-bake without toppings at 200C for 10-15 minutes, until slightly golden.
Top…pop back into the oven until the cheese melts.
How’s that for quick, easy, simple, fast, “look at me impress my friends” moments!!!
The pizza situation.
I call it “THE SITUATION” because no matter who you are, or what you do, everyone loves pizza. If you don’t, you actually don’t have a soul. 😉
My pizza base recipe
600g of flour
A pinch of salt
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1.5 teaspoons of yeast
500ml of water (slightly warm)
Mix yeast into water to activate
Add the olive oil to your water and mix, add to the flour and salt….combine
You are not looking for a bread dough “all of it comes together” ball, it will be soft and almost still runny. LEAVE IT to rise. It will almost quadruple in volume.
See the bubbles, be the bubbles 👍
Plop out onto a well floured surface
All you doing here is gathering the dough back onto it self
Don’t overwork it
Place your pizza base, be it rectangle or round onto a floured oven tray or pizza stone. Bake in a oven that’s been preheated to 200 degrees – until it’s almost a tan colour (you effectively bake the base until it’s done, but without burning it)
Add toppings of your choice
Pop back into oven until it’s all yummy and melted!
Easy peasy (credit to Joe for being a brilliant hand model person)
Soooooo, we on this trend of being healthy! Eating less processed carbohydrates, or just less processed items in general!
I love the cauliflower pizza base idea! It packs an amazing flavour punch and is obviously much healthier (just don’t over dose with cheese)
Ingredients for the base:
1 cup of cauliflower (finely chopped in a food processor or grated)
1/2 cup of low fat grated mozzarella
5 tablespoons of almond flour
3 tablespoons of grated Parmesan
1 teaspoon of chopped mixed herbs (any that you prefer) I use oregano
1 pinch of salt and pepper
1 egg beaten
Set your oven to 200 degrees celcius
Mix the base ingredients in a bowl, shape into a circle or spread out onto a prepared baking tray and pop into the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden brown!
I use a basic tomato sauce for the base
Top with your choosen ingredients and pop back into the oven to melt
I don’t pile the pizza with toppings, bearing in mind that the cauliflower doesn’t “harden” like a normal pizza base!
So that’s that!
Be creative and enjoy the process!
It’s ridiculously yummy! 🍴❤️