Friday, January 6, 2012

Nigella's crustless pizza

Nigella's crustless pizza / Pizza sem massa da Nigella

I went to the movies the other day to watch "Immortals" just because of Tarsem Singh; his work is so visually unique and fantastic that even if I hadn’t known he was the director I would have guessed it just by watching the very first scene of the movie. I did not like “Immortals” that much – bad casting (except for the fabulous John Hurt) and bad script; but again, visually striking.

Now, tell me: crustless pizza – doesn’t it have “Nigella” written all over it? The recipe comes from the beautiful and delicious "Nigella Kitchen" and it’s very easy, tastes great and you can go wild with the toppings. Perfect quick meal.

Nigella's crustless pizza
from the marvelous "Nigella Kitchen"

1 egg
2/3 cup (94g) all-purpose flour
freshly ground black pepper (optional)
1 cup (240ml) whole milk
1 cup grated Cheddar – I used a different kind of cheese and it worked fine
5-6 chorizo or pepperoni slices, optional
dried oregano, to taste

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Butter a round ovenproof pie dish, 20 or 22cm (8 or 9 in) in diameter.
In a small bowl, beat the egg with the flour, salt, pepper (if using) and milk to make a smooth batter. Stir in half the grated cheese into the batter, then pour it into the prepared dish.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden around the edges. Take the dish out of the oven, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and add the chorizo or pepperoni, if using. Sprinkle with the oregano. Return the dish to the oven and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes to make sure the topping is heated through and the cheese is melted.
Serve, cut into slices (with a salad, if you wish).

Serves 2


Unknown said...

Isn't it more of a sauce less pizza? There is crust...

argone said...

I love this kind of pizza, makes it lighter !

Rivki Locker said...

what a super simple pizza. I can see making this even on a weeknight!!

Laura said...

Love this idea for a fast weeknight meal! I'm going to top mine with smozed mozzarella, fresh tomato slices, and basil.

Sarah said...

Interesting--have never seen this type of pizza before. Did you like it? Does it actually taste like a pizza or is it more its own thing?

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

wow...soooper tempting recipe...
proud following you..:)
check out mine sometime.
Tasty Appetite

Priya Suresh said...

Marvellous and super tempting pizza..

Patricia Scarpin said...

Sarah, I did like it a lot! As Nigella says on her video, the batter is sort of a yorkshire pudding batter.

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