Recipe Puff Pastry Mini-Pizzas in Three Ways


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17 Feb 2017
Local time
4:03 PM
Milano, Italy

Serves: 2-4 | Preparation time: <10 mins | Cooking time: 10-12 mins

  • Ready rolled puff pastry: 320 g (about 1 standard-sized roll)
  • Mozzarella: 125 g
  • Anchovy fillets in olive oil: 2-3 anchovies
  • Ham: 1 slice
  • Tomato sauce: as needed
  • Extra virgin olive oil: to taste
  • Oregano, dried: to taste
  • Garlic, half peeled clove
  • Parmesan, grated: to taste
  • Poppy seeds: to taste
  • Rosemary, fresh: to taste

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.

Lightly flour your work surface and roll out the puff pastry. Use a glass or a dough cutter to cut out small puff pastry discs: these will be the base of your mini-pizzas. Place the pastry discs on an oven tray lined with baking paper.

Finely cut the ham and the rosemary. Cut the mozzarella into slices and roughly chop the anchovies.

Put a tablespoon of tomato sauce on top of each puff pastry disc and use the back of the spoon to gently spread the tomato sauce in an even layer.

Marinara Mini-Pizza
The Marinara is perhaps the simplest mini pizza to make: place the tomato sauce and minced garlic with oregano as basic marinara sauce. Then add some pieces of anchovies for extra flavour, and some Evoo oil.

Cheesy Margherita Mini-Pizza
Skip the anchovies and place instead some mozzarella slices on top of the tomato sauce: that’s a delicious mini-Margherita! To make it extra tasty, sprinkle plenty of parmesan on each pizza and add rosemary, poppy seeds and some olive oil.

I-Want-It-All Mini-Pizza
Can’t decide? You’re in luck: these more the ingredients on these mini-pizzas, the merrier! Garnish each mini-pizza with some ham, mozzarella and anchovies, then season them with plenty of oregano and a drizzle of olive oil.

When you’re done garnishing your mini-pizzas, gently fold upwards the edges of each pizza’s pastry; this will prevent the melting cheese from leaking outside of the pizzas.

Bake the mini pizzas for 10 minutes at 180°C.

Buon appetito!

Tip: If you don’t have any tomato sauce, just cover the mini-pizzas with thin slices of cherry tomatoes. They will be different, but just as delicious!
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