I’ll start our recipes with Friday, because everybody loves pizza!!! And Friday nights are pizza night at the Lucky house!!
Unfortunately, we have not yet found a gluten free/dairy free pizza base that everybody loves. We have searched high and low through South Africa, then France for six months and now even through the UK. Not to mention the countless times we tried making our own. Sorry Jamie! Not even your recipe worked for us 😦
Therefore, we use Waitrose’s gluten free pita breads. Yes, this does mean that we all have a couple of small pizzas instead of one big one, but at least we all love it!!
A lovely pizza chef living in Olonzac, a beautiful village in the South of France where we spent six months last year, inspired this specific recipe. His pizza is called the Andalus pizza and he carved the ham off the bone, and he used freshly picked veggies every day. We still have not completely mastered his flavour, but our version is pretty close 🙂
8 gluten free/dairy free pita breads
For the sauce
8 Fresh, organic vine tomatoes
Hand full of fresh oregano, leaves picked
4 Cloves of garlic, minced
Dash of olive oil
Pinch of salt
For the topping
1 Large red onion, chopped into tiny pieces (so the kids won’t notice it :))
500g Organic lean beef mince
200g Lardons (We just love the French lardons: Herta Lardons Fumés)
100g Spanish chorizo
100g Organic chestnut mushrooms
2 Handdfuls of kalamata olives
1 Organic pineapple
Cheddar Cheese to taste
Mozzarella cheese to taste
Dash of olive oil
Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/gas 6. Cut the tomatoes in chunky blocks and fry it in some olive oil on low heat, finely chop the oregano leaves and add it with the minced garlic with a pinch of salt. Set aside.
In a separate pan, roast the onion and lardons until very crispy, then add the mince and cook until brown. I only then add the chorizo since chorizo does not really have to be cooked, but the oils have time to flavour the other meats. Set aside.
Now it’s time to build our magic pizza! Obviously the whole family can get stuck in and make their own pizzas. The kids usually use a lot of pineapple. And Mummy and Daddy adds a dash of freshly chopped red chilli to our pizzas.
Because we use the pita breads for our bases we really only need to cook our pizzas until the cheese sizzles. Usually around 8 – 10 minutes in.