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This isn’t a traditional pizza. It has a scone pizza base, which is light and full of flavour.
The slightly crusty top connects beautifully with the melt in the mouth base.
The cheese is mainly within the base, with just a very light sprinkle on top. A secret ingredient in the base gives it an extra kick.
There is no traditional tomato paste sauce. I’m not even sure I should call it a pizza! Plum or cherry tomatoes work well as a topping to give a sweetness that complements the saltiness of the cheese.
Scone Pizza is quite an indulgent recipe, I hear you say. Why is this healthy eating? I think we can eat the food we enjoy if we have cut as many calories as possible from the recipe, without compromising on taste. It can also be eaten in moderation within any calorie restrictions you have, or maybe just exercise a little harder.
Depriving ourselves of the things we love only makes us want them more, in all aspects of life. Moderation is the key.
What Goes Well With This?
This is great as part of a buffet anytime of the year. Christmas, Easter, Summer picnics and kids’ parties are all occasions where this pizza will be gone in a flash.
Great for kids’ packed lunches, as a substitute for sandwiches. The amazing smell as they open their lunch box will have all the kids wanting the recipe … I hope!
A simple green salad of spinach leaves and cucumber add a lovely colour contrast to the pizza on the plate and most kids are happy to much on a cucumber stick.
This can be eaten as a snack over a few days. The flavours get more intense each day.
Dividing it into more servings will not only make it last longer, but it will also cut the calorie count.
- Set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200C.
- Line a 32cm x 22cm baking sheet (internal size) with parchment paper.
- Add 200g Self Raising Flour to a large mixing bowl.
- Chop 60g Butter into small pieces into the Flour.
- Rub the Butter and Flour together by lifting a handful in both hands and letting it gently fall back into the bowl while rubbing your thumb across your fingers. Eventually, this mixture will resemble breadcrumbs. Don’t worry about getting it too perfect.
- Add 1 tsp Dry Mustard Powder and 1 tsp Mixed Herbs and mix with a wooden spoon.
- Grate 150g Cheddar Cheese on a fine cheese setting on the grater. This allows it to melt and blend into the mixture more easily in the oven. Keep a small amount of cheese to one side for sprinkling on the pizza at the end.
- Peel and grate 2 Red Onions onto a clean cloth (tea towel will do) and squeeze the excess liquid out.
- Beat 2 Eggs together in a separate bowl.
- Add the Onion, Eggs, 2 tbsp Semi-Skimmed Milk and Cheese to the Flour mixture (leave about a palm full of Cheese aside for sprinkling on top later).
- Mix together until a smooth base forms. Add a dusting of Self Raising Four if the mixture is too sticky.
- Put the base on the parchment paper on the baking tray and either roll it out or press it out until it is about ½ cm thick.
- Chop 10 Baby Plum Tomatoes and arrange them on top of the base.
- Sprinkle a very light amount of the remaining Cheese on top, along with a sprinkling of mixed herbs.
- Bake in the middle of the oven for 25 minutes.