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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

January 11, 2013

Well, this may sound slightly odd but currently it’s trending on my Pinterest so I thought I’d give it a go. It was certainly tasty and although when cooking the cauliflower there was that unappetizing cauliflower smell, once completed it was certainly more appetizing! I would also suggest thinking of it more as a cauliflower rosti than a pizza and then the men won’t be so disappointed!!

The completed 'pizza'

The completed ‘pizza’

Ingredients for the ‘crust’:

  • 1 small cauliflower, grated
  • 1 small pack of half fat mozzarella, grated
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • salt and pepper

Grated cauliflower

  1. Line a 10inch round pizza tray with baking paper and spray lightly with sunflower oil.
  2. Heat the oven to 220C/Gas mark 7.
  3. Put the grated cauliflower into a large bowl and place in the microwave for 7 – 8 minutes on high power. DO NOT ADD WATER as this will make the cauliflower too wet.
  4. Once the cauliflower is softened, removed from the microwave and leave to cool.
  5. When it’s cool, add the egg, mozzarella, parmesan and season well.
  6. Mix thoroughly.
  7. Turn out onto the prepared baking sheet and press gently until evenly spread.
  8. Spray lightly with sunflower oil and place in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes until golden on top.

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From here you can be as creative as you like. I topped mine with about 1 tbsp of tomato puree, spread it thinly and then added mushrooms, peppers, smoked ham and tomato. I chose not to add any more cheese as it’s already in the base.

Place back in the oven for 5 – 8 minutes.

Serve immediately.

I found mine had stuck to the paper. Perhaps I didn’t make the base thick enough, but it still tasted good from the paper!!

Buon Appetito!!

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