Thursday, 20 March 2014

French Bread Pizza

Did you know that today is French Bread Day?

But did you know today is also the same day as Proposal Day and Kiss your Fiancee Day. So why not propose, kiss your fiancee and serve up French Bread Pizza for dinner?

I made this for my hubby tonight and he said that he prefers this style of pizza to the normal round pizza base style, which I took as a compliment. I must admit it did taste good and the beauty is it doesn't take long to make (if you've already made your french bread of course), so you can have it ready in a jiffy. There's no need to make a tomato sauce for the base, all you need is two store cupboard ingredients.


1 French bread* cut into 4 pieces and each piece halved 
2 Tsp Tomato puree per each piece
1 Tsp Garlic puree per each piece
1 Bunch basil, finely chopped
1 Onion, diced
1 Red pepper, diced
1 Courgette,halved length ways and thinly sliced
200g Vegan cheese (I used Tesco free from-Smoked), grated
4 Mushrooms, thinly sliced
4 Tbsp dried parsley

* There are plenty of recipes out there to make vegan french bread and it really is so easy. I actually use my bread machine to make the dough and then I shape and pop in the oven, simples!


First, place cut side down the bread on a grill pan and grill for about 2-3 minutes until the bread just starts to toast. 

Turn each piece over and squeeze the tomtato and garlic puree onto each piece, mixing them together as you spread it over the cut side of the bread. Scatter over the basil.

Next scatter over the diced onion and red pepper and top with the sliced courgette. Give everything a gentle press down with the palm of your hand.

Top with the grated cheese, sliced mushrooms and a scattering of dried parsley. Place back under the grill and toast until the cheese melts, the mushrooms are cooked and any bread showing is toasted. Enjoy!

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