All posts tagged: pizza recipe

Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pizza with Yellow Squash and Goats Cheese

  Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pizza with Yellow Squash, Goats Cheese and Dill My garden is thriving, as the summer is at last here for definite! I’ve got various salads, including hot and peppery rocket, butter lettuce, chard, spinach..to name a few. And of course dill, which I use as a salad ingredient most days. Freshly picked, nothing beats the aromatic flavour of dill. It adds depth and contrast to this pizza, and is a match made in heaven with goats cheese. This pizza came about as Al Fresco dining was on the cards last week, as it had been a hot afternoon, and the promise of a warm evening was guaranteed! But after the decision had been made that pizza was on the menu, I realized I didn’t have my store cupboard staple – Pesto. But as I mentioned above, my rocket and spinach was doing well, so I quickly threw one together. The lack of pine nuts didn’t put me off, I just substituted them with pumpkin seeds, they do the job nicely! Here’s …

Pizza Florentine with Egg, Spinach and Homemade Pesto

I make homemade pizza a lot, with a variety of toppings, but one that always makes an impression is the egg topping on Pizza Florentine. It looks impressive and tastes great too. I like it for lunch, but I think it would be great for brunch too. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Dough 300g strong organic flour ½ tsp fast action yeast 2 tbsp olive oil 170ml water ½ tsp salt Topping 4 tbsp of pasata 2 eggs a handful of spinach 6 cherry tomatoes 1 mozzarella ball 1 tbsp of dried oregano or a sprig of fresh 3 tbsp homemade pesto  Get that recipe here 3 or 4 basil leaves salt and pepper to taste ____________________________________________________________________________________ If you have a bread machine, whack the ingredients in that, and follow your manufacturers guidelines for making dough. If you are making it by hand, here’s how: Tip the flour, salt and yeast into a large bowl and make a well in the middle. Pour the water and oil into the well and in a circular motion start to gather the …