I fancied a thin pizza with some greenery and goats cheese on it, and wanted to try making a pizza base using my cheater’s easy dough recipe — kinda inevitable what I ended up with — and I hadn’t planned for it to go onto the blog, until I tasted it!
I coated the red onions in sugar and balsamic vinegar before baking to give them a sweet caramelised flavour without the effort of browning. This went great with the honey in the pizza base, and that sweetness was perfectly contrasted by the earthy goat’s cheese.
I finished the toppings off with some black olives and peppery rocket and it brought the pizza to life.
The smells wafting around the kitchen had mine and Jimi’s mouths watering and, once it was cooked, the two of us parked ourselves on the kitchen floor and stuffed slice after slice into our faces. This was so tasty, and easy, I honestly can’t recommend it enough. I quickly rustled-up another using my leftover easy dough, to photograph for the blog. Yum-scrum-thank-you-mom!
- 1 cheaters easy dough
- 200g (7oz) passata with basil
- 1 red onion, sliced
- Drizzle olive oil
- Drizzle balsamic vinegar
- Pinch of sugar
- 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
- Large handful pitted, black olives
- 75g (1/2oz) goats cheese
- large handful rocket leaves
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
- Make the pizza base using the cheaters easy dough recipe, roll out to your preferred thickness and size and place on a pizza tray.
- Place the sliced red onions into a bowl and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar, olive oil and the pinch of sugar, mix well to coat.
- Use a spatula to spread the passata over the base, top with the red onions, tomatoes and olives then crumble the goats cheese over the top.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 12-18 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the base is cooked.
- Scatter with the fresh rocket and serve.