For the pizza dough: 1.5 loaves worth (the ingredient quantities for 1 loaf are written in brackets)
Bread (strong) flour
300 g (200 g)
100 g (80 g)
1 1/2 tablespoons (1 tablespoon)
1 1/2 teaspoons (1 teaspoon)
1 tablespoon (2 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon (2/3 teaspoon)
260 ml (180 ml)
For the tomato sauce: A manageable amount
1 can (400 g)
1 pinch each
Dried oregano or basil (if you have)
For the toppings
Leafy salad greens
Cherry tomatoes, black olives (potatoes for decoration)
For the dressing
Wine vinegar or rice vinegar
Salt and pepper
a dash of each
Make the sauce. Heat olive oil and crushed garlic in a pan. When fragrant, add the canned tomato. Simmer until reduced by half. Add the salt, pepper, sugar and herbs.
Put the dough ingredients in a bread machine and start the pizza dough program. Once finished, roll into a ball and let rest for 10 minutes. Oil a baking tray and roll the dough out to fit it.
This time I used about half of the dough (1.5 loaf as listed), and about half of the tomato sauce.
Spread the dough with an appropriate amount of olive oil and tomato sauce. Bake in a 250°C oven until browned, approximately 6 to 7 minutes.
Cut the cherry tomatoes and olives in half. Cut star shapes out of the potato with a cutter, then microwave for about 30 seconds. Cut up the salad greens into bite sized pieces.
Mix together the ingredients for the dressing. Thoroughly wash and drain the salad greens, pour the dressing and gently toss.
Top the baked pizza with the salad and cured ham. Sprinkle with plenty of grated cheese.
Check out this recipe for hand kneaded pizza dough (Recipe ID: 976297).
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to prepare a light yet luxurious looking pizza to serve for Christmas dinner with chicken, so I made this.
Simmer the tomato sauce until it's no longer watery. If you add a lot of salad it will look great and taste great, but it will be a bit tricky to eat. Please use as little or as much as you like. You can cut the pizza up into small pieces and serve as hor d'oeuvres!