Surprise! Surprise! Cauliflower Pizette
- Olive oil, for greasing + drizzling
- 90 g/3¼ oz gluten free porridge oats
- 1 x cauliflower, cut into florets
- 100 g/3½ oz ground almonds
- 1 x teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 x eggs, lightly beaten
- Your favourite toppings, such as slices of pepper + olive
- 125 g/4½ oz mozzarella cheese, drained, patted dry + torn into pieces
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Shavings of Parmesan cheese (optional), basil leaves + mixed salad, to serve
- 200 g/7 oz passata
- 1 x garlic clove, crushed
- ½ small x red pepper, deseeded + sliced
- 1 x tablespoon tomato purée
- Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7. Line two large baking sheets with baking parchment + grease liberally with oil.
- Process the oats to a powder in a food processor, then tip them into a bowl. Put the cauliflower in the processor + blitz until finely chopped to a crumb. Tip the cauliflower into the bowl with the oats + add the ground almonds, half the oregano + the eggs. Season with pepper + stir until combined – it will be fairly wet + crumbly but will hold together when baked.
- Press the cauliflower mixture down into the bowl in an even layer. Scoop out a quarter of the mixture with your hands + press it into a round with raised edges, about 16 cm/6¼ in in diameter + 5 mm/¼ in thick on the lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining cauli mixture to make four pizza bases in total. Bake for 20 minutes, swapping the trays round halfway, until firm + golden.
- While the bases are cooking, make the tomato sauce. Blend everything together with the remaining oregano until smooth. Spoon the sauce on top of the cooked pizza bases.
- Sprinkle over your choice of toppings, then the mozzarella cheese, then drizzle over a little olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes until the mozzarella melts.
- Serve topped with Parmesan shavings, if using, + basil leaves with a mixed salad on the side.
Fun for little ones
Little hands will love pressing down the cauliflower mix + choosing their toppings to add to their pizzette
Pizzette makes a great finger food, perfect for learning hand-eye co-ordination + picking up food on their own
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