After my experiment with potatoes and flour for my quiche base, last week. I decided to have a go using similar ingredients for a pizza base. This turned out lovely and light and crispy. I can’t wait to try different toppings on this. It was really delicious!!
Serves 2 (half the pizza each)
5 1/2 syns + 2 HEa’s for entire recipe on Extra Easy
for the base:
400g of peeled raw potatoes
28g of whole wheat flour (4.5 syns)
1 teaspoon of dried yeast (0.5 syns)
1/2 teaspoon of sugar (0.5 syns)
1/4 teaspoon of salt
for the topping:
1/2 yellow pepper sliced
1 red onion sliced
1 tomato sliced
couple of mushrooms sliced
a few slices of ham, chopped up roughly
1/4 of a cup of sweet corn
84g of mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper to season
Preheat oven to 175c or 350f
For the base:
Add the potatoes to a saucepan of boiling water and simmer until soft
Drain water and mash thoroughly until nice and smooth. Set aside until the have cooled down.
Add the teaspoon of yeast, sugar and salt to a bowl and add half cup of luke warm water and stir, leave it to sit for approx 8 minutes
Add the flour to the potatoes and mix thoroughly. Then pour in the yeast mixture and bind all together.
Get a round 12” pizza baking tray and spray with non stick spray.
Smooth the potato mixture out evenly over the whole tray. When done it will look something like the below:
Bake in the oven until the mixture has started to go firm and is slightly golden (don’t let it go too golden, as it will cook further once you add your topping)
This is how it will look once firmed up and ready for your topping to be added
For the topping:
Spray a frying pan with some non stick spray and stir fry your pepper, onion and mushrooms, just to soften.
Spread some passata over the whole pizza base. Then add all the topping: pepper, onion, mushrooms, sweet corn and ham. Plus the 84g of mozzarella cheese.
It will look something like this before it goes back into the oven:
Return to tray to the oven, and bake until cheese has melted and is golden. It is then ready to serve.
You can have this on its own or with a salad or potato wedges etc, the choice is yours. This would also work with a variety of your standard pizza toppings. ENJOY!!