So the school holidays are over, and that means that it’s time to get up early and start making school lunches again….groan.
I don’t know about other parents, but Foodfilanderer Jnr has never been a sandwich eater, thus making school lunches difficult. Thankfully, the addition of the Thermomix into our lives has made things a little easier, as he’s now a total fan of my margherita pizza scrolls. I made a batch up tonight, and I’ve bagged and frozen slices for the week ahead.
Pizza Sauce – Makes enough for two batches of pizza scrolls or three large pizzas
- 3-4 small cloves of garlic
- 10g olive oil
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp dried italian herbs
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 x 480g can organic crushed tomatoes
1. Chop garlic in the Thermomix for 10 seconds on Speed 5.
2. Heat oil for 30 seconds at 100C on Speed 2.
3. Add herbs, sugar, salt and tomatoes.
4. Cook for 10 minutes at 100C on Speed 2.
5. Blend on Speed 5 for 2-3 seconds.
That’s all there is to it!
Pizza Scrolls – Serves 4-6
- 280g warm water
- 10g yeast
- 20 oil
- 2 tsp salt
- 500g Baker’s flour
- 15og grated mozzarella cheese
- handful of fresh basil leaves, torn
- 1/2 quantity of pizza sauce (recipe above)
1. Add water, yeast, oil, and salt to the Thermomix bowl.
2. Mix for 5 seconds on Speed 3.
3. Add flour, and mix for 6 seconds on Speed 8.
4. Knead the dough for 2 minutes on Interval Speed.
5. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl or the Thermomix mat.
6. Let dough prove in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
7. Preheat the oven to 180C.
8. Roll dough into a rectangle shape on a well floured surface.
9. Spread pizza sauce over dough, and top with most of the grated mozzarella and all of the basil.
10. Roll up lengthwise and sprinkle over the remaining mozzarella.
11. Place on a baking tray covered with baking paper or silicon mat.
12. Bake for around 25 minutes until brown.
13. Slice and serve either warm or cold.
Verdict: I am a huge lover of the pizza sauce. It takes virtually no effort to make and is ready to go in around 11 minutes. It also tastes so much better than anything you can buy in the supermarket. If you’re not as much of a garlic fan as I am, you can cut back on the cloves if you want. You could also add onion, and fresh herbs instead of dried. I reckon this would also taste great served over fresh fettuccine.
The pizza scrolls are also totally awesome. Bread that is made in the Thermomix is so much tastier than that from breadmaker machines. Obviously, you can also add any combination of your favourite pizza toppings to the scrolls before you roll them up. Pesto would also probably work a treat. Great picnic food too!