Sunday is the day we typically spend together as a family. After a busy four weeks of boating and camping in Melbourne, we were happy to spend the day around the house doing the usual chores and home maintenance.
As a general rule we do not buy takeaway. Firstly it's expensive, secondly you're often disappointed with what you receive, and lastly you can usually make it better yourself.
As a family we love pizza, and so much so that when we built our house I suggested we install a pizza oven in our alfresco area next to the BBQ. It has been a great investment for our family. We often sit outside on Friday having a swim with the kids and a pizza as the sun goes down.
My little secret for pizza these days is definitely less is more. When you look at traditional Italian pizzas the toppings do not overload the base and there is little cheese. I used to load up our pizzas and then found that they were dense and the base was soggy. So remember, less is best!
Every now and then I congratulate myself quietly with a "wow that is seriously good" and I had one of those days recently. With some leftover roast beef in the fridge it was all about the simple sauce that I drizzled over the top. It transformed the pizza from good to gourmet in seconds.
Next time you are thinking about spending money on a pizza night, I recommend you save your pennies and give this recipe a go!
Prep 10 min // Cook 15 min (Depending on heat of your oven )
Pizza bases (I use a basic Thermomix pizza dough recipe but store bough pizza bases will work just as well)
Portion of thinly sliced roast beef (I used approximately 250g for two medium sized pizzas but you can use as much or little as you like)
Perino tomatoes cut into quarters
1/2 red capsicum sliced thinly
2 tbs minced garlic
1/3 cup tomato pizza sauce
1/4 cup sliced mushroom
1/4 cup spinach leaves roughly chopped or torn
3 tbs Kewpie mayonnaise (Japanese mayo which can be found in the Asian aisle of the supermarket)
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese grated
Heat your oven/pizza oven to 220 degrees.
Place pizza bases on a pizza tray and combine the garlic and pizza sauce together and then spread evenly over the pizza bases.
Add the roast beef to the pizza base and then top with the tomato, mushroom, capsicum and spinach leaves.
Sprinkle the cheese over the top then place in the oven and cook until the cheese is melted and the base is crispy.
While the pizza is cooking mix together the mayonnaise and mustard in a bowl and set aside.
When the pizza is cooked drizzle the sauce over the pizza and cut and serve hot.