Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Pizza with bocconcini, tomatoes and basil

Pizza is traditionally a peasant food from the south of Italy and is eaten with a tomato and basil sauce and served without cheese.

It's enjoyed by all the family and is a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen as you are only limited by your imagination. People tend to put anything on a pizza, from olives to anchovies but this recipe is one of my all time favourites.

Serves 4

You need:
thin pizza bases (you could also use lavash or pita bread)
tomato pasta sauce (One heaped table spoon)
2 ripe, red roma or likewise tomatoes
cracked pepper
olive oil

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celsius.

Place tomato pasta sauce on pizza base and spread liberally all over the base.
Add the mozzarella, bocconcini, tomato and cracked pepper to the pizza.

Place in the pre-heated oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and base is crisp. (If using lavash or pita bread for this recipe, the cooking time will be considerably shorter.)

Add basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil and add more cracked pepper.


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