Monday, February 12, 2007


This is a "Quick Pizza" I made last weekend in a rush...

This kind of "Pizza" is very interesting as it tastes nearly like the real thing, but it takes a lot less time to prepare and it's made from scratch. You don't need to stay very long in the kitchen, yet the result is fantastic and tasty!

It is ideal if you have to make a last minute meal and you don't have much to offer. Just simply take what you find in your cupboards and use your imagination. I call it "culinary free jazz", a jam session in the kitchen...

Have fun and eat well!!!

I didn't have enough time to make a real pizza dough, so I made the following pastry...

Serves 2-3 people.

300g Plain white flour
4 Tsps Baking Powder
1 1/2 Tsps Salt
40g Unsalted butter
Water (~80ml)

1. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
Add butter and rub between the fingers until the mixture is flaky.
Pour in water, gradually, while continuously cutting and stirring with a knife.
Very lightly knead (10 seconds) and gather up into a soft ball.
5. Wrap in plastic foil and leave in the refrigerator for about 1/2 to 1 hour.
Dust your working area and rolling pin with flour and shape the pastry by rolling away from you and always turning the pastry around in order to achieve a round shape.
7. Add whatever you want on top (see remarks).
8. Bake at 200°C (400° F) for about 20-35 minutes.
9. Eat warm.

Always lift the flour out of the bowl while rubbing; it makes the butter/flour mixture airy.
Stop adding water when the dough is stiff. It should not be sticky or wet.
For the topping, I added some tomato sauce (see recipe), anchovies, green olives, capers, finely cut onion rings, oregano and grated cheese (Parmesan).

Serving suggestions:
Accompany your "Pizza" with a "Arugula Salad" or any other salad of your choice.

If you are interested to know more about my "Mammoth Pizza" made with real bread dough, here is the link (click here).

By the way, you can also use this low-fat pastry to make your sweet or savory tarts...


  1. J'aime bien avec les anchois et les capres aussi, c'est bien releve, ca reveille.

  2. Tout ce qui peut ressembler à une pizza j'aime ça.

  3. Great idea! There are always times when you need to have something quick, but delicious to make. Thank you for that!

  4. Miam! J'ai envie de manger de la pizza maintenant!

  5. Idéale pour un petit repas sur le poucce...
    J'adore la pizza !

  6. Pour moi, c'est câpres et anchois on a top.

  7. GRACIANNE: Tout à fait ;-P!

    PAOLA: Moi de même!

    SHER: I'm happy to hear that you like thise quick version of pizza! Thanks...

    CONFITUREMAISON: ;-P, he, he!!!

    HÉLÈNE (cannes): C'est vraiment très pratique comme recette, crois-moi! Bises.

    HÉLÈNE: C'est un bon choix!

  8. Ô oui de la pizza, même froide au petit dej c'est bon... je sais c'est de la régression totale !