Chorizo and Rocket Pizzas

PIzza Boursin - With Chorizo and RocketThis tatsy pizza is sure to become a favourite with the whole family. 

Serves: 4 

Preparation time: 30 mins plus rising 

Cooking time: 30 mins 

What You’ll Need:

For the dough:

  • 350g strong plain bread flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp easy blend dried yeast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200ml luke warm water

For the tomato sauce:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 227g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped oregano

For the pizza topping:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 orange pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 200g herby black olives
  • 75g sliced chorizo
  • 2 x 120g packets Boursin Minis
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 x 50g packet wild rocket

What To Do:

1.Mix together the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Stir in the oil and water to form a soft dough. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead dough for 10 minutes. Return to a bowl. Cover with a tea towel and leave in a warm place for around 1 1⁄2 hours until well risen and doubled in volume.

2. Meanwhile for the tomato sauce, heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion for 5 minutes, until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil and cover and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes, until thickened. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

3. For the topping, heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the peppers for 10 minutes, over a medium heat, stirring occasionally until softened. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

4. Divide the dough into four and roll into balls on a floured surface. Cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise for 10 – 20 minutes. Roll out each to a 23cm circle. Place on baking sheets and leave for 10 minutes.

5. Preheat oven to 220C/fan200C/Gas 7. Divide the tomato sauce between the pizza bases spreading over evenly and leaving a 1cm gap around the edge. Then top the pizzas with the prepared peppers and remaining topping ingredients except the rocket. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately and scatter with rocket.

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