Competition brings out the best in DIY pizza

IN the Autumn edition of Brighton’s Uncle Chris mailout there were a number of featured DIY pizzas to encourage healthier eating habits in the community.

A competition seeking the best DIY pizza recipes resulted in some fantastic recipes and so Brighton Community News is reproducing these for our readers.

Kirra Youd (11), of Brighton at work on another prizewinning pizza.
Kirra Youd (11), of Brighton at work on another prizewinning pizza.

The four winners will receive a pizza cooker worth $100.

Spanish Pizza

From Margaret Stevens of Brighton

Uncle Chris Base

Pizza sauce to cover base

1 sliced chorizo sausage

Jar chargrilled capsicum (drained well)

Small can corn kernels (drained well)

½ sm red onion (finely chopped)

Cover with feta crumbled

1 or 2 well-beaten eggs to cover

Cook in moderate oven.

My dessert pizza

Kirra Youd, (11)  of Brighton

1 pitta bread

1 poached clingstone peach

1 banana

Small amount of demara sugar

Spread a layer of raspberry jam on the base.

Finely slice poached cling peach and banana, sprinkled with demara sugar.

Cook till base is crispy and sugar is melted.

When done sprinkle with grated milk chocolate and serve with ice-cream, or cream and maple syrup.

Pizza Delicioso

Lee-Ann Davie of Old Beach

8 slices of prosciutto

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

8 cherry bocconcini, halved

150g pitted olives

2 tblspns capers, drained

1 cup fresh basil leaves

Prepare a base as per Uncle Chris’s recipe (tried and true).

Spread a thin layer of Uncle Chris’s cooked pizzaiola you have prepared earlier.

Top with torn prosciutto, cheese, tomatoes, olives and  capers.

Bake in hot oven for approx 8 minutes or until cheese has melted. To serve sprinkle with fresh basil leaves.

Ims Family Fav!

Louise Ims of Old Beach

Base

2 cups self raising flour

¼ teaspoon salt

30 g butter

1 cup milk

Sift flour and salt into bowl.  Rub in butter with your fingertips.  Add the milk an mix.  Knead until it is a soft dough.  Press it into a pizza pan or any oven safe tin.  This will make one large round tin or we sometimes make 3 smaller ones so we get a pizza each.

Toppings

Place a good squirt of barbecue sauce over the base and spread it out with the back of a spoon, not quite to the edge.

On top of sauce in any order.

Ham – chopped or ripped

Salami

Avacado – sliced

Brie or camembert cheese – sliced

Tomato – chopped

Mushrooms – chopped

Place in a hot oven 180c for 15 – 20 mins then serve with garlic bread and/or salad.

Uncle Chris!
Uncle Chris!

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