Tuesday, 30 July 2013

{savoury and sweet pizza with hermie}

I love eating pizza. It's one of those meals that is so simple, starting with the dough base and then is transformed into something fabulous just from the toppings that adorn the top. Today, I've tried my hand at a classic meatball pizza and then with the dough left over, a chocolate and pistachio dessert pizza.


250grams lamb mince
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 sprig rosemary, leaves only
salt & pepper to taste
olive oil for frying

Tomato Sauce
400grams tin of crushed tomatoes
salt & pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil

onion jam from the "Everyday Cooking" Thermomix cookbook
If you don't have this, then finely slice 2 brown onions and caramelise in a frypan.

1-2 cups sliced mozzarella cheese
handful of grated parmesan

Pizza Base
1 portion of the pizza dough from the "Everyday Cooking" Thermomix cookbook. 
2. Make the pizza dough as per the instructions in the cookbook. Set aside.
3. Place garlic & rosemary in TM bowl to chop 3secs/ speed 6. Scrape into extra bowl.
4. Add mince, salt & pepper into extra bowl with garlic & rosemary. Mix with hands and form small meatballs.
5. Place tomatoes, salt & pepper into TM bowl. Cook 10mins/ 100C/ speed 1. Once they are cooked, blend 10secs/ speed 7.
6. Preheat oven to 200-220C.
7. Fry meatballs in frypan until cooked through. Set aside.
8. Rollout enough dough to cover your pizza pan. Oil and lightly flour the pan and place base on top. 
9. Spread tomato sauce over pizza base. Add remaining toppings. Place pizza in oven and cook 12minutes or until cheese is melted and base is cooked through.

Serves 2.5 hungry people 

Lamb meatball pizza


This dessert pizza is a great follow to a savoury pizza. It's even better that it's made with everyday pantry and fridge items. It's inspiration is taken from the dessert pizza available from Melt in Adelaide. The pistachios used are one of the few nuts Mr S can eat but can easily be replaced by other nuts such as hazelnuts or almonds.

Extra piece of dough (depending on how large you want this pizza)
2 handfuls dark chocolate drops
1 handful crushed pistachios
cream & icing sugar for serving

1. Roll dough out as per previous instructions.
2. Place chocolate & nuts on top.
3. Dust a small amount of icing sugar over the top.
4. Place into pre-heated oven for 10minutes.
5. Serve with extra icing dusted over the top and a dollop of thick cream on each serve.

Chocolate & pistachio pizza

Serves 2.5

Bon Appetit xx

1 comment:

  1. You make making pizza so so easy! The sweet pizza is something that I haven't tried before! will try it myself too