This is such a great, easy snack to make, tastes like pizza but looks different and who doesn't love pizza? I first saw it on Tasty, but unfortunately I cannot find the video again! But luckily I photographed the making of so I can show you step by step how to make it. This delicious cheese and tomato snack disappeared in a flash the last time I made this.
All you need is:
- 2 packets of round, ready made flaky pastry
- a couple of tablespoons of tomato sauce
- grated mozzarella
- beaten egg to brush the dough
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees C. Roll out pastry onto a metal rack, keeping the wax paper under it. Spoon the tomato sauce generously over the pastry, sprinkle the cheese liberally over the sauce. Then lay your second pastry round over this one, and in the middle, place an expresso cup. Cut slices all around the cup, then twist each one to the end, without breaking it off from the circle in the middle. Brush with egg and place it in the oven for around 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven, let cool slightly, then place it on a plate, (to share!), and pull apart gently to eat!!
Here's my :
My tomato sauce
- 1 can of whole tinned tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- fresh herbs (or dry if you don't have fresh ones at hand), such as oregano, rosemary and thyme
- 1 cube chicken stock (optional)
- good glug of red wine
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
In a deep frying pan, fry your garlic gently in olive oil, and when cooked, add your tinned tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes, then add your chicken cube, herbs, salt and pepper and the wine. Let simmer for as long as possible, (I sometimes leave it on low for an hour), the longer you leave it, the tastier it becomes. Remove fresh herbs in case you used them, and using an electric hand held blender, blend the mixture into a sauce. Adjust the flavours, and if you find it too acidic, add a tiny bit of sugar. Let cool, and I normally fill up as many tiny tupperware's of it as I can and freeze to use later.