There is no other way of saying this; I am a fussy eater. I would say I eat well, but I do eat a limited range of items.
In recent times I have been trying to broaden my horizons, food wise, by trying other foods. One food I have never tried is pizza; mainly because I don’t like the smell and also because I don’t like tomato. However, I’ve spent a little time thinking about this and then searched online for alternatives.
The alternative I found was BBQ sauce which I do like. Having determined this I looked at the toppings I could use which I had in the house or could easily get.
- Pizza base
- Two pork and apple sausages
- Four rashers of smoked bacon
- Mature Farmhouse Cheddar
- Half a mozzarella ball
I bought a pre-baked pizza base to make life easier; making the pizza at all is fairly adventurous for me.
Before You Begin
The mozzarella turned out to be far more involved than I expected. The mozzarella ball came in a packet full of liquid (in hindsight I should have bought grated mozzarella which would have been easier to deal with).
As it was I needed to balance a small sieve holding the mozzarella ball over a bowl for a couple of days in the fridge so the excess liquid could drain off.
When the mozzarella is drained and ready, preheat the oven to temperature specified on the pizza base packaging.
Preparing The Topping
As the pizza will only be cooked for about 10 minutes, the meats need to be precooked.
I took two pork and apple sausages and four rashers of smoky bacon and grilled them as I normally would; sausages cooked through and bacon grilled so it is crisp and golden.
After grilling the meat, I spread a thin layer of BBQ sauce onto the pizza base; BBQ sauce has quite a strong taste so applying only a thin layer is important if you don’t want to overpower the other flavours.
I then cut the mozzarella ball in half,returning one have to the fridge for use another day, broke the remaining half apart placing on the pizza base.
The bacon was cut into inch long strips and placed on top of the BBQ sauce.
Cut the sausages in half lengthwise then into inch long segments and place on the pizza base among the mozzarella and bacon.
Finally I grated some of the cheddar cheese over the top.
Cooking The Pizza
With the toppings applied, place the pizza in the oven for 10-15 minutes as specified by the packing of the pre-baked base.
Thoughts For Next Time
The pizza was very nice and I’m not sure if I would change anything when I do this again.
If I can sort out a pizza without tomato when I’m out I may be tempted to try a bought one.