Thursday, January 25, 2007

Emma's Super Dooper You Beaut, All Aussie Pumpkin Pizza ;)
I first make a batch of bread dough in my bread maker.
Dice the pumpkin into bite sized pieces, and place in a roasting pan with one purple/red onoin cut into strips. Spray with cooking spray and bake until the pumpkin is cooked and the onion soft. I alternatively microwave the pumpkin and caramelise the onion in a small pan with some butter.
Roll out the dough into two pizza bases. I make rectangular pizzas because the topping stays on better for the kids. I add the toppings in this order - a thin layer of mozzarella cheese (to act as glue, The pumpkin/onion mix. At this point I just top the kid's pizza with loads more mozzarella. Our more sophisticated pizza also gets fresh oregano or sage leaves, roughly chopped macadamia nuts and a liberal topping of fetta cheese.
I cook it for about 25 minutes on the lower shelf of a very hot oven.
It's very simple to make, and hugely popular in our little family!


xsquared said...

Wow, that sound really good! Pumpkins are hard to find around here except around Halloween/Thanksgiving, but I'll bet I could use a butternut squash instead.

Margaret said...

Good thought! We want to grill pizza again this weekend. Perhaps a winter squash pizza will be on the menu.

meggie said...

Wow Emma, that looks really great!
I love olives so would add those!

Kelleigh said...

Yummo Emma, I adore pumpkin pizza! Your sophisticated version sounds delectable - I hadn't thought of macadaemia nuts on pizza before (I use pine nuts sometimes)sounds like a yummy idea though! You are so creative!

Emma said...

We don't call butternuts 'squash' so much here, they're all just another type of pumpkin ;) I have made this with butternuts and with jap pumpkins with equal success.