Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Day 2588 - Lebanese bread pizza

The "I don't have anything to cook for dinner" meal


Lately we've been flying by the seat of our pants when it comes to dinner time.  Let's just say there's been a lot of quick and easy stuff being extracted from the freezer.



It's no secret that I love pizza.  One of my favourite home-made pizzas is that made with Lebanese bread as the base.

I often have a packet of Lebanese bread frozen for the "just in case I need it" meals.  I also have little packets of pizza toppings packaged up in the freezer as well as a bag of shredded cheese.

Over the last ten days the Lebanese bread pizza has made an appearance three times.  It's perfect for the lovers of the thin and crispy crust.

Ingredients:


  • Lebanese bread
  • Pizza sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Shredded tasty cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Diced ham or bacon
  • Chopped onion
  • Pitted black olives
  • Baby spinach leaves



Method:
  • Put pizza stone in oven and heat to around 220 degrees celsius (fan forced)while you prepare the pizza
  • Place a round of Lebanese bread onto a sheet of baking paper
  • Spread pizza sauce on the Lebanese bread being sure to cover right to the edges
  • Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese
  • Place your pepperoni, ham/bacon, onion and olives evenly over the pizza
  • Sprinkle more mozzarella and some tasty cheese
  • Place baking paper with pizza onto the pizza stone in the oven and turn the oven temperature back to around 200 degrees
  • Cook until pizza base is crispy and ingredients are cooked
  • Add baby spinach a minute or two before taking the pizza out of the oven.
Before Paleo Pete there was Pizza Pete and we own the Peter Evans bench top pizza oven.  It was a gadget we bought the hubster a few years ago for Christmas and it's perfect for making the Lebanese bread pizza.  

Peter Evans bench top pizza oven - photo source Big W

So that I always have the ingredients on hand I buy my ham or bacon already diced from the supermarket and package it up in meal-making quantities in zip lock bags.  I also have slices of pepperoni in the freezer, commercial pizza sauce on hand, a jar of olives in the fridge and bags of frozen shredded cheese.   Shredded cheese freezes surprisingly well and you can remove what you need by the handful without having to defrost the entire pack.

I make one Lebanese bead pizza per person with any rare leftovers being served cold in the kids lunch boxes the next day.







Apologies for poor quality photos.  The pizza was made in a rush after all natural lighting had disappeared from the kitchen.  

Do you make Lebanese bread pizza?

Does anyone else own a bench top pizza oven?

What's your quick and easy meal of choice?

Do you freeze cheese? 


26 comments :

  1. Oh that bench top pizza oven is so neat! Lebanese pizzas are so good and I love the idea of individual serves of frozen toppings, that's genius! We make our own bases in the Thermomix with flour and yoghurt but pizza is always a winner dinner however you make it!

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    1. Definitely a winner dinner. Especially when you can find ways to make them easily :)

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  2. Yum! Pre-kids we had homemade pizza every week. It was awesome! Now my 6yo refuses to eat it and my 4yo eats it under great protest so I only serve it if I'm feeling particularly steely!

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    1. They don't like pizza? Wow. Actually, my oldest prefers not to eat it. She's our resident vegetarian. I, on the other hand, am a pizza addict.

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  3. We love homemade pizza dough but Lebanese bread is an awesome sub!

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    1. I have personally never made the dough myself. My hubby has been known to make dough though.

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  4. We make lebanese bread pizzas ALL THE TIME. They actually work out perfectly for my husband's health needs in terms of carbs, whereas most pizza bases and breads don't. So easy and really tasty. Our pizza making is a bit odd compared to most people, we often don't have sauce on it.

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    1. Twins re the Lebanese bread. Not twins re the sauce. To be honest I'm not supposed to eat the sauce ... tomatoes are not my friends ... but I still sneak it in there.

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  5. We do this heaps too but I never knew you could freeze the bread. We also usually buy all the toppings fresh then forget about half of them and they go off. I'll have to start freezing those too. #teamIBOT

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    1. Freezing the toppings is actually the best bit. Requires a bit of fiddling around at the grocery buying end, but definitely feels good at the "I have nothing to cook" end.

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  6. I usually have to buy gluten free pizza bases unfortunately. I'm not a huge pizza lover but craved it a while ago. I enjoy 'meaty' toppings like pepperoni, bacon, chicken, beef etc... I just had a Dominoes GF one recently and it had pulled beef and bacon and it was yummy!

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    1. I love a good meat lovers pizza. Are gluten free pizza bases easy to find?

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  7. I simply cannot remember the last time we ate store bought pizza. We always used to have Lebanese bases, however now we have gluten free ones. Love pizza!!

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    1. It would be good if Lebanese bread came gluten free. Do the gluten free bases crisp up nicely?

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  8. That's our dinner when my partner is out - it's a sort of fun, all in the kitchen making our own thing....and I don't have to chop stuff up...

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    1. Yes, everyone assembling their own pizza is the best part.

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  9. I Looove pizzas. I've never made them in a bench top pizza oven or outdoor pizza oven... mine are cooked in a plain normal oven, but they still taste great. I would love an outdoor wooden pizza oven, but haven't convinced my other half it is worth the effort of building one yet. Thanks for your post #IBOT Annette @afrenchcollection

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    1. I would love an outdoor pizza oven too. But the bench top one is a good "in the mean time" alternative.

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  10. I make these at times too. They are a great quick meal. I sometimes have one for lunch as I tend to get sick of the same boring lunches when I am home. It makes for a nice change. I love to put mushroom, spring onion, cherry tomato, ham and cheese on mine (and pineapple if I have any in the cupboard).

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  11. We have a small wood-fire pizza oven and love a good homemade pizza. I used to make my own bases until I realised I can buy bases just as good. :)

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    1. My husband decided the same thing re the bases. He used to make his own but once he found that the store bought ones were just as good, he switched.

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