Sunday, January 10, 2010

3 ways to Chapati Pizza

A couple of months ago, Philadelphia cheese had a promotion on their cookbook- buy 3 tubs and get 1 cookbook for free. Pretty good deal hey? I'm have a soft soft heart for bargains so couldn't help resist buying 3 tubs of cheese even though I know it will take us really long to finish it. Baking a cheesecake could be an option but I wasn't in the "mood" to do so. Besides, there was a time factor with the planning of our honeymoon + renovations taking place approximately the same time. 

Thankfully though, the cookbook turned out to be a winner. It featured little recipes that are pretty easy to make (all using Philadelphia cheese of course) but certainly provided me with a different perspective on the humble cream cheese. Pizza- no a problem, Pasta- sure! Patties involving cream cheese-yummy, What about crepes and cream cheese- can be done.

While adapting their "Chilli Prawn Pizza" and "Spanish style Chorizo Pizza", I came up with 3 versions in our old kitchen. I used chapati bases- you can choose to use mini pita breads if you wish.

Chilli Seafood Pizza (serves 2)
1 pizza base of your choice
2 tablespoon of philadephia cream cheese
100 grams of marinara mix
2tsp of dried mix heaps
1 tsp of dry chilli flakes
a handful of rocket leaves

Preheat oven to 180C. Line tray with foil or baking paper. Spread cream cheese on pizza base, place prawns all over the pizza and sprinkle mixed heaps and chilli flakes on it. Season with salt and pepper if you wish. Bake for 15 mins. Cool and then top with some rocket leaves.

Tomato Seafood Prosciutto Pizza (serves 2)
1 pizza base of your choice
1 tsp of tomato paste 
2 strips of prosciutto
50 grams of marinara mix
1 tablespoon of cream cheese

Preheat oven and prepare tray. Spread tomato paste on it and place seafood evenly. You can use a knife to cut the prosciutto into strips but I just use my hands to do that. Dot the pizza with cheese. Bake for 15 mins. Serve with cracked pepper.

Spicy Tomato and Prosciutto Pizza (serves 2)
1 pizza base of your choice
1 tsp of tomato paste
2 strips of prosciutto
1 tomato chopped
1 handful of rocket leaves

Preheat oven and prepare tray. Spread tomato paste on pizza and sprinkle diced tomato on it. Place prosciutto strips and mushrooms. Bake for 15-20 mins and when cool served with rocket leaves.


tigerfish said...

I have made my pizza using pita bread. Ok, time to use chapati! :P

Big Boys Oven said...

i think chappati is a good idea to use as the pizza base so is the tortilla. wah you so creative! :)

Mindy said...

Looks yummy,especially the chilli seafood one!!Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

great idea for pizza base (i failed making my own pizza base T_T)

tell me abt it! i hv 2 slabs of cream cheese and absolutely no mood to bake cheesecake :(

petrina said...

yummy! hehe I won't be able to choose!! Seafood, proscuitto...yummm....

noobcook said...

I love the idea of using chapati for pizza base. I've been using pita bread. All 3 favours are so yummy looking ^_^

Little Corner of Mine said...

All three looks delicious! I didn't know we can add cream cheese in pizza too.

babe_kl said...

whoa, this is such a fabulous idea to use chapati as pizza base. can forget about rolling and kneading :D

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