Make Your Own... Cheats Pizza

With our every increasingly busy lives it is important not to forget about the important things in life – good food.

At the end of a long day, I find it more than important to have a tasty meal that takes minutes to prepare.

A cheats pizza is the answer. Pita bread makes a perfect base - that is crispy and crunchy and puffs in the oven like a real pizza dough.

While simple to prepare, you can make this pizza as simple or gourmet as you like.

Try Gorgonzola and caramelised onion with rocket, or paper thin sliced potato with rosemary, pecorino and finished with truffle oil.

4 small Lebanese bread (wholemeal is my favourite)
2 tablespoons pesto
1 cup grated mozzarella
½ cup grated Parmesan
4 slices pancetta
2 vine ripened tomatoes, sliced in wedges
torn radicchio leaves
extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Line two baking trays with foil. Lay 2 pitta breads on each baking tray leaving 3 cm at least between each.

Divide pita breads with pesto making sure to leave a 1.5 cm border around the edge. Scatter with two thirds of the cheeses and top with torn pancetta slices.

Cover with remaining cheese and place in the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the pita bread is crisp and golden and the cheese starts to bubble.

Remove and top with tomato wedges, radicchio leaves and a drizzle of oil.

Season and serve immediately.

Serves 4.

Bon Appetite




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