Bread pizza

Posted on July 22, 2009. Filed under: pizza, Sandwich | Tags: , , |

Cooking Time : 20 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Makes 8 toasts.

8 bread slices, lightly buttered
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
¼ cup chopped basil leaves, optional
For the tomato sauce
4 large tomatoes
2 bay leaves (tej patta)
4 to 6 pepper
½ cup chopped onions
1 teaspoon chopped garlic cloves
2 tablespoons tomato purée (optional)
¼ cup tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil or oil
salt to taste
For the tomato sauce
1. Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water.
2. Peel, cut into quarters and deseed the tomatoes.
3. Chop finely and keep the tomato pulp aside.
4. Heat the olive oil, add the bay leaves and pepper and sauté for a few seconds.
5. Add the onions, garlic and capsicum and sauté for a few minutes.
6. Add the tomato pulp and allow it to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until the sauce reduces a little.
7. Add the tomato purée, ketchup, sugar and salt and simmer for some more time.
8. Finally, add the dried oregano and mix well. Remove the capsicum, bay leaves and pepper and discard. Keep aside.
How to proceed
1. Toast the bread slices in a pre-heated oven at 175°C (350°F) till they are golden brown and crisp.
2. Spread some tomato sauce over each slice.
3. Sprinkle grated cheese on top and then the basil leaves.
4. Grill in an oven at 175°C (350°F) till the cheese melts.
5. Serve immediately.

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