Last week, I was thinking of the Turkish Pide I made last year. That's it! That would be my weekend project.
But I have not worked with bread dough for a very long time and I messed up. The dough was very sticky (too much water) and I was very fed up :(
To hell with the pizza, I thought. It was a very hot afternoon and in a fit of anger (I was hormonal. Hah!), I threw away the dough.
Then I put the filling (which I cooked the evening before) into the freezer. As I was washing up my mixing bowl, I suddenly remembered that I had some wraps in the freezer. Hmmm...why not use the wraps as my pizza base?
I took two wraps out to defrost slightly and topped them with the filling. Then I put some pizza cheese on top and baked the wraps in the oven at 180C for 10 minutes.
Wah! My alternative pizza turned out so well. The edges of the warps were nicely browned and crispy.
It may not be a conventional pizza but it suits me fine. If you like thin crust pizza, wraps work beautifully.
Wraps Base Pizza
Recipe source : Phong Hong in a fit of desperation
For the filling (this amount makes more than enough for two pizzas using wraps as base) :
- 250g minced beef
- 1/2 green capsicum, finely diced
- 1/2 red capsicum, finely diced
- 1 big onion, finely diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
For the base :
- I used 2 Mission wraps
1. Heat oil in pan and saute garlic and onions until aromatic and onions become translucent.
2. Add minced beef and continue to cook until meat changes color.
3. Add cumin, smoked paprika, black pepper and salt. Stir.
4. Add diced capsicum and tomato paste and cook until mixture is fairly dry but still moist (add some water if necessary).
5. Dish out and leave to cool.
6. To make the pizza, spread enough filling onto the wrap leaving a border around the edge.
7. Top with grated cheese and bake in the oven at 180C for 10 minutes or more until wrap is browned around the edges of the wraps become brown.