Bake-from-the-freezer pizzas

Bake-from-the-freezer pizzas

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus rising
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Shun pre-packaged frozen pizzas for this convenient recipe. You can eat these cherry tomato margherita pizzas now or cook from frozen when you need a quick meal

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal380
fat13g
saturates7g
carbs51g
sugars4g
fibre5g
protein18g
salt2.53g
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Ingredients

  • 500g pack bread mix or pizza base mix
  • little plain flour , for rolling
  • 6 tbsp tomato pasta sauce or passata
  • small bunch basil leaves , shredded
  • 18 cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 250g ball mozzarella torn (dry well with kitchen paper, to keep the base crispy)
  • 25g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated

Method

  • STEP 1

    Make up the bread dough following pack instructions, and transfer to an oiled bowl to rise for about 1 hr.

  • STEP 2

    Knock back in the bowl by squashing all the air out of the dough with your fist. Divide the dough into 6 and roll each one on a lightly floured surface to a circle about 18cm in diameter. Put dough you’re not using under a damp tea towel or oiled cling film to stop it drying out.

  • STEP 3

    Put the pizza bases on large oiled baking sheets – you may need 2 or 3. Spread 1 tbsp sauce or passata on each base, then scatter on the basil, tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan (or whatever you fancy). You can freeze the pizzas now, if you like, on the baking sheet, wrapped in cling film. Or if eating straight away, heat oven to 240C/220C fan/gas 9. Cook for 8-12 mins, until crisp and golden. To cook from frozen, remove the cling film and heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Bake for 10-14 mins until crisp and golden.

RECIPE TIPS
SHORT ON FREEZER SPACE?

Don’t wrap the pizzas and trays with cling film, open freeze instead. As soon as the pizzas are frozen solid, lift them off the trays and stack, using sheets of greaseproof paper or baking parchment in between. Then wrap the whole stack in cling film, or put in a large freezer bag – perfect if you’ll be grabbing just one or two at a time.

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