Polenta Pizza

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves:4
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Course: Main Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For the pizza base:
  • 1/2 cup all - purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1 cup - fine polenta
  • 1 tsp - baking powder
  • 1 - egg, beaten (optional)
  • 2/3 cup - Milk (make it 1 cup if skipping egg)
  • 1/3 cup - grated vegetarian parmesan
  • 1/2-1 tsp - Dried red chilli flakes (as per taste)
  • For the topping (or choose your own topping):
  • 1 - red onion, sliced
  • 3-4 - Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-3 - chopped Portobello Mushrooms
  • 1 tsp - dried Oregano
  • 4 ounces - mozzarella cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tbsp - pine nuts, toasted (optional)
  • Few sprigs - fresh Oregano leaves for garnish

How to Make Polenta Pizza

  • To make the topping - heat some olive oil in a skillet and add onions. When lightly soft, add the garlic. Cook for another minute. Set aside.
  • In the same skillet, saute the mushrooms and oregano and cook for about 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside.
  • Make the pizza base: Mix together flour, salt, polenta and the baking powder in a bowl.
  • Make a hole in the centre and add the egg (if using).
  • Gradually add the milk and mix well until it becomes a smooth thick batter. Stir in the parmesan and the chilli flakes.
  • Heat a 10-inch heavy based oven proof pan or iron skillet. Add the olive oil, spread it and heat the pan until very hot.
  • Spoon the batter and spread it evenly. Cook in moderate heat for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove it when the base is set. You can check it by lifting one end of the base using a large spatula. If it comes out easily and looks done, turn it around.
  • Cook for another 2 minutes or until done. Now spoon the onions, mushrooms along with the crumbled cheese.
  • Preheat the broiler to high and then broil the pizza for about 6 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • You can even add raw pine nuts on top and broil along with it. Garnish with fresh oregano after removing from the oven.
  • Cut it into wedges and serve hot. Serve with salads, more cheese or simply with some ketchup.
  • Recipe courtesy: http://chefinyou.com/