Pizza Bianco

Bored of the same dinner? I am! I rush home cracking my head at least 3 times a week figuring out what to cook for dinner..and fast !  I think we should get our kids to be more versatile and relaxed when eating..it doesn’t have to be rice and curry..or rice and fish,..or noodles/spaghetti every day. Give them a break, teach them to enjoy and discover new foods. So how about pizza! 😉 Pizza bianco basically means using white sauce instead of the regular tomato based pizza sauce.

Recipe: (adapted from the Good Food magazine)

  • 175g/6oz self raising flour
  • 2 tsp oil, plus a drizzle for frying
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 rosemary sprigs chopped
  • 140g/5oz mushrooms sliced ( I used swiss browns)
  • 85g/3oz light cream cheese ( I used the regular cream cheese-that’s  all I had at hand!)
  • 1 egg
  • good pinch of chilli flakes

 

Firstly in a large bowl, mix the flour with the oil, 85ml water and a pinch of salt to make a dough. Tip onto the work surface and knead for 2-3 mins to bring together into a smooth ball. Back into the bowl and cover with a damp tea towel and set aside.

Heat a drizzle of olive oil, in an oven proof frying pan about 22cm wide. Add the chopped garlic and most of the rosemary and let it sizzle for 1-2 mins until it turns golden. Now add the mushrooms and cook for about 10mins on medium heat till golden brown. Season well and transfer to a plate.

Shape the dough into a thin disc about the size of your pan. I used a rolling-pin partially then flattened out the edges with my fingers. Place in the pan and cook on low medium heat till the underside is golden. Flip over with a fish slice and cook for another 4-5 mins.

Heat the grill to high. Season the cream cheese and spread over the pizza . Top with the mushrooms, leaving space in the centre for the egg. Crack the egg into the centre and season it. Place the pan under the grill for 3-4 mins ( not longer or else the egg will dry out) until the white has set but the yolk is still a little runny.

Sprinkle with chilli flakes and remaining rosemary before serving. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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