Turkish Bread Pizza Bites
No talent, and very little time required.
Lay the loaf on a board and very carefully slice in half horizontally with a serated bread knife. Take your time to ensure there are no holes on either side.
Lay out the halves and spread the tomato paste evenly across the insides as you would for a pizza. Place the pancetta slices on top in a single layer so the surface is covered, then sprinkle the chilli flakes over it evenly.
Tear basil leaves once if they are big and arrange liberally (go nuts) on top, add the dried tomatoes, then top with combined cheeses.
Cut each side in half again and arrange on a tray lined with baking paper. Cook in a preheated 180 degree oven until cheese is golden.
Transfer to a board for serving and slice each quarter into three.
Serves four with drinks. Each loaf will yield twelve pieces.
1 turkish bread loaf
100g sliced pancetta
1 tub tomato paste
large bunch of basil leaves
¼ tsp dried chilli flakes
100g grated mozzarella
100g sharp grated parmesan
50g semi dried tomatoes
“SERIOUSLY - THERE IS NOTHING EASIER TO THROW TOGETHER THAT DELIVERS LIKE THIS DOES. YOU WILL DEVELOP YOUR OWN FAVOURITE TOPPINGS ”
DISCOVERED THAT TURKISH BREAD MAKES A GREAT ALTERNATIVE PIZZA BASE BY ACCIDENT, BUT ITS NOW A REGULAR. GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT YOU CAN PUT ANY OF YOUR FAVORITE TOPPINGS ON THERE (TRY THE HOMMUS & VEGETABLE TOPPING FROM THE PIZZA SECTION OF THE SITE).
NORMALLY I TREAT EACH HALF OF THE LOAF AS A SEPARATE PIZZA WITH A DIFFERENT TOPPING - BUT ITS UP TO YOU.