Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Skinny Pizza

There is one four letter word that is NOT allowed in our house, DIET!  I don't like the concept and I don't believe diets work.  That doesn't mean we aren't health conscious, we just try to practice moderation.  I emphasize TRY!


When we have a full blown day of food the next day we cut back a bit.  I suppose you could compare it to this 5:2 diet only without the torturous fasting part.  


This unusually warm weather helps.  No one feels like eating a lot when it's this hot.  But one can only live on salads and sandwiches for so long then you want something spicy and hot.  Today I wanted PIZZA!  Not heavy duty thick crust pizza but a light, crispy pizza .... hold the cheese!


Yes, you have to turn on the oven, but this pizza cooks in 10 minutes or less! 
Here's how to do it.  First make a batch of PIZZA DOUGH  just click on the link for the recipe.   I used about 1/4 of the dough for each pizza. 

Preheat the oven to 220C/425F.  Lightly oil a baking sheet and set aside while you roll out the crust. 

Dust your work surface and a rolling pin with flour.   Roll out the pizza dough as thinly  as you can, using more flour to keep the dough from sticking.  Place the skinny crust on the baking sheet.  

Spread a little pasta sauce over the crust and add VERY finely sliced vegetables. You can add any topping you like.  I used onions and fresh basil. It's important to slice the veggies very thinly because this pizza is going to bake in 10 minutes or LESS!  If you are using meat as a topping, make sure it is cooked before adding it to the pizza.


Place the skinny pizza into the oven and bake it until the edges are golden and crisp.  This will probably take LESS than 10 minutes in a hot oven.  I'd check the pizza after five minutes to see how quickly it's baking.


And there you have it.... a delicious skinny pizza you can enjoy without feeling guilty!  Mangia bene!

1 comment:

  1. I agree! Diets don't work and like you, if we eat a lot one day, we cut back a bit the next. Seems to work most of the time!

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