Discovering the Elementary, my dear Watson! – Bread Pizza!
Mind you, I said, ‘Bread Pizza’ and not ‘Pizza Bread’. If I had said the latter, that would mean that I have the superior skill-set it takes to make pizza dough from scratch, that I would know what is yeast (including its properties, and why the heck exactly we need it in this recipe – I have no idea why), and that I have the upper arm strength to actually make pizza dough!
You know me too well, so I won’t elaborate on that!
Instead, what I did was, used my normal bread slices that I always have lying around at home, and turned it into something that would satisfy my perennial pizza craving. Yes, I do have a perennial craving for pizza. I think I was born with that technical fault! Something about the cheese and the sauce and all those carbs…
Anyway, if you suddenly have a craving for pizza, and want to fix a quick and painless dinner, make Bread Pizza.
Things you need:
– 1 tbsp oil – either olive oil or normal sunflower oil.
Psst, you could also use butter…or pretend I said nothing…
– bread slices (obvsly!)
– onions diced into not-so-large pieces
– green peppers (capsicum) diced
– red peppers (capsicum that’s red)diced
– yellow peppers (capsicum that’s … you get the idea.)
(you don’t need all of them, just one kind will also do just fine)
– 1 tsp black pepper (ha! No. This time it’s the black powder!)
– 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
– Pizza Sauce 1 tbsp per slice (I think FunFoods has a product that some Ngl grocery stores carry – Lynns to the rescue!)
– Mozarella cheese grated
– chopped canned-meat of your choice – chicken frankfurters, luncheon meat, or even cooked and shredded chicken – whatever you want your topping to be. As long as it’s not sweet – I don’t dig sweet pizza! Sorry, there are some things my palate won’t accept…
– oregano flakes
– soy sauce
– 1 tsp red-chilli powder, or 2-3 finely chopped green chillies
Here’s what you do:
Just make the topping and arrange on the bread, then microwave! Ba-ding! You’re done!
Okay. So making the topping takes a little longer…:P Sorry!
I just threw stuff together on the pan, and improvised as I went along. So, anything that caters to your taste/craving should do.
1. In a pan, pour in a tbsp of oil or melt some butter. When the oil heats up, drop in the diced peppers.
2. When the peppers are well sauteed, add the onion and a tbsp of ginger-garlic paste.
3. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on this, and saute well.
4. Now pour in the soy sauce. Then add the green chillies or red chilli powder if you need more heat. Note: if you have a palate that doesn’t take much heat, STOP with just adding black pepper powder.
5. Throw in the meat, and let it cook with all the veggies for a while. If you want to go vegetarian on this one, or if you didn’t have any meat on hand when your craving struck (you know who), skip this step.
6. Let the whole mixture simmer for a while, till all the water content in the veggies have released and reduced. Now you have yummy pizza-topping! Yaay!!
Note: You know, you could also arrange all the toppings raw on the slice, but what’s the fun in that?
7. Next, grease a baking pan or microwave dish that’s flat and arrange bread slices on it.
8. Spread some pizza sauce on the bread slice. Go easy on the sauce, because it has a distinct tangy flavor that you might not like too much of. I got so excited that I slathered on the sauce for a couple of slices, and regretted it with every bite. One spoon sauce per slice will do.
9. Place some of the pizza-topping on the bread. Arrange greens olives or just leave it like it is.
10. Finally, for the glorious part of the entire thing – grate some Mozarella cheese onto each slice. You can over-do it or under-do it, but I’d think you were weird, if you didn’t want too much cheese on your pizza! Hence, my culinary contempt for a certain cheese-hater’s preferences…
11. Now, just stick it into the oven or the microwave for 3 minutes or till the cheese melts. Let it sit for a while after you remove it from the oven.
12. Eat. And thank me for this pizza short-cut. Or not. Don’t have to thank me if your mouth is too full with wonderful pizza! I’ll understand 🙂
Just want you to know that I failed, AGAIN, to take a picture of something I made! So, your pizza could look like this…
…based on how colorful your pizza-topping is. Mine was pretty amazing – emphasis on ‘pretty’. Unfortunately, you know what transpired. I ate, and forgot everything else…sigh. This is getting to be a problem.
Note: These pictures are not mine.
Anyway, enjoy, until I come bug you with another recipe, complete with MY OWN pictures of the food! 😀