Jo Wheatley’s Mini Pizzas

mini pizzaThe lovely Jo Wheatley, winner of last years Great British Bake Off  kindly shared her delicious, family-friendly recipe for mini pizzas with us. This is a fun recipe taken from her debut book, A Passion For Baking. It is perfect to make with the kids and you can add whatever toppings you fancy. A real treat.

Click here to read our interview with her .

Serves 6

Preparation time 20 minutes

Cooking time 60 minutes

What You’ll Need:

For the dough

  •  300g self-raising flour,
  • plus extra for kneading
  • 300g Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 12 tbsp passata or
  • barbecue sauce
  • dried herbs (such as oregano, optional)
  • 180g mozzarella, drained and torn into small pieces
  • 120g cheddar cheese, grated
  • olive oil

Topping ideas

  • ham or Prosciutto, chopped
  • chicken breast, cooked
  • and shredded
  • pepperoni slices
  • roasted peppers
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • sweetcorn
  • button mushrooms, sliced
  • rocket

You will also need

  • 2 large baking trays

What To Do:

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Tip the flour, Greek yoghurt, baking powder and salt into a food processor and mix until combined and smooth. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 30 seconds.

2.Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and roll into discs roughly the size of a saucer.

3.Pop two baking trays in the hot oven to preheat.

4.Spread 2 tablespoons of tomato passata or barbecue sauce on top of each pizza base and sprinkle with a pinch of dried herbs if using.

5.Scatter the mozzarella and cheddar evenly over the pizza bases and top with a combination of the extra toppings.

6.Take the hot baking trays out of the oven and quickly brush with a little oil.

7.Put 2 pizzas onto each hot baking tray and cook in the hot oven for 8–12 minutes until golden and bubbling. Repeat with the remaining 2 pizzas and serve immediately.

Recipe from Jo Wheatley’s book, A Passion For Baking, available exclusively at Sainsbury’s.

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