Puff Pastry Pizza

I admit it – I am absurdly happy every time I harvest some basil leaves from my basil plant that has yet to die under my care. Every time I cook with it I feel a sense of pride – I grew these leaves!

Anyway, I have several sheets of puff pastry in the freezer and decided it was time to put it to good use. Decided for something quick and simple for lunch – a pizza of sorts using puff pastry. Who has the time or the patience to make their own dough? Not I.

Lovely fresh ingredients, all ready to go into the oven.

Post baking – flaky puff pastry covered with melted cheese, slightly soaked with the juices from the tomatoes. Heaven.

Recipe as follows:

1 sheet puff pastry
cherry tomatoes
basil leaves
bocconcini
salt
ground pepper
parmesan cheese
olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 200 Celcius.
  2. Cut sheet of puff pastry in half. Brush with olive oil and place tomatoes, bocconcini, parmesan in a pleasing pattern. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bake in oven for about 10-15 minutes or until puff pastry is crisp and brown.
  4. Artfully scatter some basil leaves over the top. Slice into pieces. Eat.

For such a simple recipe, I really enjoyed it. Or perhaps because it was simple.