The good thing about all of this is you can add whatever toppings you like - chicken, olives, ham, mushrooms, peppers - all you need is some flatbread, a teaspoon or two of tomato pesto and a grating of cheddar. Leave out all the meats if you're vegetarian. I tried this once with Mozarella and the base just went soggy - when I grated a thin layer of good cheddar instead, the base stayed crisp and the whole pizza worked much better.
So here goes...
- Preheat your oven to 200C. Take a garlic and parsley flatbread and spread around 2 teaspoons tomato pesto over it, leaving space around the edges. Pesto can be salty so don't go too mad, you just want the flavour so spread it thinly. You'll be surprised at how little you need.
- Top with some grated cheese - again don't go overboard - a handful or two will be plenty. Spread around the flatbread. Top with any of your favourite ingredients. Drizzle with a little garlic oil if you have some, and place onto a baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes until the flatbread is crispy, the cheese has melted and the kitchen smells gorgeous.
Making your own pizza like this can be healthy - you are in control of how much cheese you put on and it doesn't need all that much - and I love how you can adapt the flavours to suit. Perfect for sustenance while watching a good horror film this weekend!