We’re big fans of pizza in our house, but this week I felt the need to mix things up a little bit. So instead of using a traditional dough base I decided to try some puff pastry instead. And the great thing about making pizzas at home is I can use dairy free cheese so that even the lactose intolerant member of the house (that’s me) can really enjoy them!
- 500g of puff pastry
- 3-4 tablespoons of passata (or pizza sauce)
- 1 cup of shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar or dairy free)
- Your favourite toppings
- I'm all about the 30 minute dinner in my house so making puff pastry doesn't really fit into my schedule. If you love to make your own then feel free, but I bought mine from the store! Whether yours is fresh or store bought you need to take it out of the fridge about 20 minutes before you're ready to start your preparation so it has time to warm up a little.
- Pop the oven on at 200C(400F).
- When your 20 minutes is done grab a medium cookie sheet and line it with baking parchment.
- Next you need to lightly flour your surface and then roll out the puff pastry so that it will fit nicely on your cookie sheet.
- Start at the middle of your pastry and spread your passata or pizza sauce around. You need to leave a gap of around 2 to 2.5 inches around the edges so that the pastry has room to puff up.
- Now you can sprinkle on your cheese. I used Lactofree cheddar to make this a dairy free puff pastry pizza, but you could use ordinary cheddar or even mozzarella cheese.
- You can either stop there like I did, or add some chopped ham, chicken, or any other pizza topping that your family enjoys.
- Now your pizza is ready for the oven.
- Let it cook for 18-20 minutes (turn it around half way through the cooking time) until the pastry around the edges has puffed up and is nice and golden.
- Take it out of the oven when it's ready, cut into slices and serve with some fries and veggies for a great kid friendly dinner made in less than 30 minutes!
- You really need to to cook this as soon as you have prepared the pizza.
- I made two separate pizzas, one for the kiddos and one for hubby. The first one was cooked straight away and rose beautifully, the second one was placed back in the fridge and even though I got it out 20 minutes before I put it in the oven it just didn't puff up as nicely. Still tasted good though!
- Oh and I just had the leftovers for lunch, I popped the slice in the oven at 200C(400F) for five minutes and it was still very tasty.
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