Once you've used mascarpone as a pizza topping, you will want it on every pizza moving forward. With a light and fluffy pizza base, everyone will want seconds!
FOR THE DOUGH
- 250 g pack white bread mix
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus a bit extra
- 150 ml warm water
- plain flour, for dusting
FOR THE SAUCE
- 200 g can chopped plum tomatoes
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- pinch of sugar (caster or granulated)
FOR THE TOPPING
- 3 tbsp mascarpone
- 3 tbsp (about 20 g) finely grated Parmesan
- 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 12 large raw prawns (frozen and defrosted is fine), patted dry, deveined and butterflied (see tip)
- 2 rosemary sprigs, needles roughly chopped
- generous pinch chilli flakes
- handful pitted green olives, halved (or use capers)
- small drizzle extra virgin olive oil
- Make the dough the day before. Put the bread mix in a large bowl. Combine the oil with the warm water in a jug, then tip onto the mix. Stir to a soft dough and set aside for 5 mins.
- Flour the work surface and your hands well, then knead the dough for 5 mins until springy and smooth. Squish some oil around in a large food bag, then pop in the dough and tie the top, leaving the dough room to grow. Leave to rise in the fridge.
- To make the sauce, simply stir the ingredients together. When ready to cook, heat the oven as high as it will go. Dust a large baking tray and the work surface with a little flour. Split the dough into 2 equal pieces. (Do not knead it or it will become too springy.) Roll the dough into large slipper shapes, about 30cm long. Lift onto the baking tray.
- Spread the sauce over the pizzas, then scatter with small dollops of mascarpone, the Parmesan, cherry tomatoes, prawns, rosemary, chilli flakes, olives and plenty of seasoning. Drizzle with a little oil. Bake the pizzas for 10-13 mins until the base is crisp and golden, the prawns cooked through and the cheese bubbling. Transfer to a board and serve straight away.
Butterflying prawns opens them out, a bit like you do with a chicken breast. It’s great here, because it seems to make the prawns go a little further. Make a deep cut along the belly of the prawn, open it out and press it down so that it’s flat.
This recipe is…
Please note, nutritional information is approximate and based on the uncooked ingredients.
|- Saturated fat||6.9 g|
|Total carbohydrates||47.8 g|
|- Sugars||3.4 g|
|Dietary fibre||2.8 g|