Fruit and almond pizza

Posted on July 29, 2009. Filed under: pizza | Tags: , , |

A delicious almond pizza base topped with a sweet vanilla flavoured yoghurt and sliced fruits.

Cooking Time : : 20 mins.
Preparation Time : : 15 mins.

Makes 1 pizza.

For the almond base
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
3 tablespoons ground almonds
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons castor sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons milk
To be whisked into a topping
1/4 cup thick curds
1/4 cup castor sugar
1/4 cup fresh cream
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
For the garnish
1 cup sliced fruits (oranges, figs, peaches, mangoes, grapes, cherries etc.)
1 teaspoon brown sugar (optional)
Other ingredients
butter or oil for greasing
For the base
1. Mix the flour, almonds and baking powder.
2. Cream the sugar and butter.
3. Add the flour mixture and milk a make a soft dough.
4. Press the dough onto 150 mm. (6″) diameter greased pie dish.
5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) for 15 to 20 minutes or till golden brown.
6. Remove from the oven, cool completely and unmould from the pie dish.
How to proceed
1. Place the almond base on a serving plate and spread the topping over it.
2. Decorate with fruit slices and brown sugar and chill.
To get thick curds, hang fresh curds in a muslin cloth for 30 minutes and allow the excess liquid to drain out.
You can make mini pizzas by cutting the dough into small circles using a cookie cutter and then baking them on a greased baking tray.
Decorate each one individually as desired using the topping and fruits.

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