Puff Pastry Pizzas

My housemate from uni showed me how to make puff pastry pizzas back in Bournemouth. They are so easy to make and I still eat them now, so I thought that I would share the recipe on Munch and Makeup.

I cheated with the pastry by buying Just Roll’s ready to cook pastry from the supermarket, rolled it out on a buttered baking tray and then used tomato puree for the base (although at uni we just used Bolognese sauce from the jar), topped it with grated cheese and added mushrooms, mozzarella and cooked meats including Italian Prosciutto, Salami Milano and Chorizo.

Popped it in the oven for 10 minutes at 170C and it was done!

Yes, my baking tray is very old and looks worse for wear, but I am actually buying a new one today!

Flaky puff pastry is one of my favourite things! What toppings would you choose for a puff pastry pizza?


Popping down to Pizza Express

During the week the girls and I met up for a much needed catch up. We decided on going to Pizza Express because its food everyone eats and easy to get to, but mainly because of the 2 for 1 offer on main courses!

The menu looked different from when I last visited, it has a new pink colour splashed over it which I loved. I also liked the stripy tops that the chefs had on! We shared some olives while waiting for our starters. It took a while but the dough balls and garlic butter dip (£2.90) were well worth the wait!

I chose the new De Morire romana based pizza (£11.50) for my main course. The romana base is “bigger, thinner and crispier” than the classic pizzas. The De Morire is probably my new favourite pizza from Pizza Express, it was more flavoursome than any of the pizzas I’ve had there in the past. It’s spicy and topped with mouth watering ingredients including mozzarella, crispy pancetta, caramelised leeks and artichoke.

Unfortunately we couldn’t fit in a dessert this time, but I will definitely like to have one next time.

Pizza Express is always a safe bet for a nice pizza or pasta but I’m not that much of an Italian food fan. It’s not something I crave and if I’m going to a restaurant chain, I will always prefer a Nando’s or noodle bar! However, it was a nice meal out and had a nice atmosphere for catching up with friends.