Who ever said that pizza needs to be flat and open faced? Well, the Italians I guess, but that’s not to say that we can’t have fun with the whole pizza concept, right? So, if you’re looking for a fun alternative to the usual pizza, then why not try pizza waffles? The idea might seem a little strange, but I promise you won’t have to somehow wrestle with liquid batter and pizza ingredients. A basic dough ensures that you can fashion little “parcels” with the mozzarella and other ingredients firmly wrapped up in it. So, why not give these a try, I’m certain even the kids will love them.
For the dough:
350g plain flour
3tsp baking powder
1tbsp olive oil
For the filling:
200g mozzarella, cut into slices
2tbsp tomato purée
80g baby plum tomatoes, cut into slices
Handful of fresh basil leaves
Oil for brushing
Mix together the dry ingredients for the dough. Add the olive oil and water and mix until it forms a ball. If needed, add a little more water until the dough is soft but not wet.
Divide into eight balls.
Preheat your waffle iron. Roll each ball into something resembling small squares (that’s assuming your waffle iron produces square waffles, otherwise roll into disks) to fit the waffle iron.
Spread on some tomato purée.
Leaving a little space around the edges, top with mozzarella slices, tomato slices and basil leaves.
Place the plain dough square on top and pinch the edges together. Brush the waffle moulds with a little oil.
Place the “pizza” onto the waffle iron and bake for about 10 minutes.
Serve straight away or, if you’re one of those people who like cold pizza, wrap it up and take it on your next picnic.