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Puff Pastry Mini-Pizzas in Three Ways

Perfect to throw together a quick party with some friends, or as an original and savoury pairing for your afternoon tea, these mini-pizzas are super quick to make: you just need to garnish them with your favourite ingredients and fling them in the oven.

Using ready-made puff pastry means you don’t need to wait for the dough to rise. Ten minutes of baking, and you can sate that intense pizza craving that everyone experiences from time to time.


Serves: 2 | Preparation time: <10 mins | Cooking time: 10 mins

  • Ready rolled puff pastry: about 1 standard-sized roll)
  • Mozzarella: 125 g
  • Anchovy fillets in olive oil: 2-3 anchovies
  • Ham: 1 slice
  • Tomato sauce: as needed
  • Extra virgin olive oil: to taste
  • Oregano, dried: to taste
  • Parmigiano, grated: to taste
  • Poppy seeds: to taste
  • Rosemary, fresh: to taste

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

Lightly flour your work surface and roll out the puff pastry. Use a glass or a dough cutter to cut out small puff pastry discs: these will be the base of your mini-pizzas. Place the pastry discs on an oven tray lined with baking paper.

Finely cut the ham and the rosemary. Cut the mozzarella into slices and roughly chop the anchovies.

Put a tablespoon of tomato sauce on top of each puff pastry disc and use the back of the spoon to gently spread the tomato sauce in an even layer.

Marinara Mini-Pizza

The Marinara is perhaps the simplest mini pizza to make: place some pieces of anchovies on top of the tomato sauce and add some drops of olive oil for extra flavour.

Cheesy Margherita Mini-Pizza

Skip the anchovies and place instead some mozzarella slices on top of the tomato sauce: that’s a delicious mini-Margherita! To make it extra tasty, sprinkle plenty of parmesan on each pizza and add rosemary, poppy seeds and some olive oil.

I-Want-It-All Mini-Pizza

Can’t decide? You’re in luck: these more the ingredients on these mini-pizzas, the merrier! Garnish each mini-pizza with some ham, mozzarella and anchovies, then season them with plenty of oregano and a drizzle of olive oil.

When you’re done garnishing your mini-pizzas, gently fold upwards the edges of each pizza’s pastry; this will prevent the melting cheese from leaking outside of the pizzas.

Bake the mini pizzas for 10 minutes to 180°C.

Tip: If you don’t have any tomato sauce, just cover the mini-pizzas with thin slices of cherry tomatoes topped with thyme and grated Parmigiano.

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