Everyone talks about fusion cuisine – I fusioned fast food and I’m not regretting it.
I live with my husband, who doesn’t eat carbs for most of the year and when I buy pita bread, they go off quite quickly because I can’t eat them all and they don’t come in sad single packs of two.
This is a “recipe” for pita bread pizza, a super quick, easy recipe that is awesome for families with kids. Everyone has their own pizza and you’re not in risk of the whole “but you dropped a piece of sweetcorn ON MY HALF AND NOW IT’s RUINED! RUINED I SAY” – sounds familiar? It doesn’t? Well, maybe I’ve been overly dramatic as a child. Still, one of my favourite childhood memories is our honorable dad, my mum’s husband, creating pizza afternoons – everyone got a ready made margherita pizza and could put everything they wanted on there, which led to incredibly high pizzas with way too much cheese. Absolutely wonderful.
You will need:
1-2 pita breads per person
a tin of tomatoes
a clove of garlic
a handful of fresh basil
1 teaspoon of dried oregano
2 tablespoons of good olive oil
salt and pepper
30 grams of grated cheese per pizza (yes, thirty, not three hundred)
and a lovely variation of toppings of your personal liking
Cut the onion and the carlic in small cubes and fry them in the olive oil. Use a lower temperature and allow them to colour slowly, which makes them sweeter. Add the tin of tomatoes and about fifty mililiters of water, add the oregano and some salt and pepper. Reduce your sauce down at a lower temperature until it looks like a thick paste. The thicker your sauce is, the less likely does it soak through your bread base. Before you spread your sauce on your pizza, pull the basil leaves apart and mix them in.
The best way to organise the toppings, especially when you’re more than two people in my opinion is filling the toppings in little bowls and scatter them around, this way everyone can prepare something beforehand and then use whatever they need.
Preheat your oven to 180-190 degrees and put your pizzas in. Keep in mind that your pizza base is already baked, so you’re looking at around five minutes until the cheese is crispy golden.
Personally I love adding a bit of fresh rocket to my pizza, but you won’t be judged if you’re not adding some excuse salad – it’s because I can’t see you!
Enjoy your pizza!