Living in Belgium, specifically in Brussels, gives me the best of all the worlds. I have different stores I go to for some ingredients (like Chinese, Italian… ), but mostly I go there if I need something specific. My other food shopping I do in the Delhaize. It is one of the more expensive stores, but it is the one closest to me and the one I always went to and always have a good experience with the freshness of the ingredients.
They recently came out with a pizza dough – pizzabol. Since it was in promotion I wanted to try it out and I must say I’m actually really surprised. I liked it. It does stick a little bit when you handle it and it isn’t that easy to make it in a round base. I did need a few tries to get it right. But overall, it is a nice dough if you don’t have that much time and you can’t make it from scratch. It’s not that expensive either, what really is a plus.
I bought this pizza-plate for the oven and the combination of both gave me an excellent crunchy base. I did have to turn the plate around to evenly bake the pizza, but this has more to do with my oven than with the pizza dough.
I based my pizza on the recipe I found here on Jamie’s website. I usually turn to his site if I’m looking for something specific or something different. He has a lot of really great recipes and I haven’t tried them all yet. I’m looking forward to see what he comes up with next.
Courgette Goat Pizza
- 1 Delhaize Pizza ball
- a little bit of tomato passata
- 1 courgette
- some goat cheese
- some fresh mint leaves
- Follow the instructions on the package of the Pizza Ball. You first have to let the dough rest for half an hour so it can rise at room temperature.
- After the that, use your hands to push and turn. Do not use a dough roller as this will hurt your dough. Turn it in the air if you can. Or turn it around a little bit on the table as I did until you have the shape you want. Put it on your pizza plate.
- Put some tomato passata on the dough, until it is completely covered. Don’t put too much on it, or the dough will be to wet to hold.
- Slice de courgette in thin slices and cover the entire pizza with it. I like my courgette a bit thicker, so my slices weren’t that thin.
- Take the goat cheese and crumble it all over the pizza. Sprinkle it with some mint leaves. When you’re satisfied with how it looks, it’s time to cook it.
- Put the pizza for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven. Keep an eye on it though, the cooking time will depend on how thin your pizza is.
- When your pizza is done cooking, let it rest a tiny little bit, before enjoying it.
- And voilà, a tasteful pizza and vegetarian. Bon appétit.
Don’t hesitate to post some recipes you would like to share. I want to try all of them and learn some new recipes. Even though I look through the internet each day looking for new recipes, I’m sure there’s a lot more out there that I haven’t found yet. Let’s share the love for cooking.