Puff pastry pizzas

6
45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 640g of sheet of puff pastry, ready-rolled
  • 680g of passata
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 300g of mozzarella cheese, grated

Margherita topping

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • basil, leaves

Mixed vegetable topping

  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 courgette, sliced
  • 50g of chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, halved

Cured meat topping

  • 25g of chorizo
  • 25g of sausage, salami
  • 1 handful of black olives

Parma ham and rocket topping

  • 3 slices of Parma ham
  • 25g of Parmesan, shaved
  • 1 handful of rocket

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
2
First, prepare the tomato sauce. To do this, heat the passata in a saucepan over a medium heat. Bring the boil and cook until the passata has reduced to half its original volume. Add salt and pepper to taste
  • 680g of passata
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
3
Next, make the pizza bases by cutting the sheets of puff pastry in half. You should be left with four large rectangles
4
Using a sharp knife, mark out a rectangular border on each pizza base approximately 1cm from the edge. Press very gently with the blade so that you score the surface of the puff pastry without cutting all the way through
5
Place the puff pastry pizza bases on baking sheets, then smear each one with 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce. When you do this, try to keep the sauce inside the scored border
6
Scatter some grated mozzarella over all four pizzas. Put one of the bases to one side, then add extra toppings to the other three
7
To make the margherita pizza, take one puff pastry base and place the slices of tomato on the top of the tomato sauce and mozzarella
8
To make the mixed vegetable pizza, add all the ingredients for this topping to another pizza base, making sure that the slices of pepper, mushroom, courgette and tomato are evenly distributed
9
To make the cured meat pizza, lay the slices of chorizo and salami on top of the third puff pastry base and scatter over the olives
10
Bake all four pizzas, including the base with only tomato sauce and grated mozzarella, in the oven for 30-35 minutes until the puff pastry is crispy and golden
11
To make the Parma ham and rocket pizza, arrange the Parma ham slices and rocket leaves on top of the plain base and sprinkle with the Parmesan shavings
12
Finish the margherita pizza by dotting it all over with fresh basil leaves
13
Add a drizzle of olive oil to all four puff pastry pizzas. They are now ready to serve