Thursday, May 26, 2011

Turkish Pizza

I love the Masterchef magazine. I have to have it every month. I saw a recipe for Turkish pizza in the may 2011 issue, and just had to try it.

I have always loved pizza, no matter if it is a pide, pizza, gozleme or Turkish. This looked super easy, just the kind of recipe's I'm looking for right now. I am growing larger and larger, and finding I tire so easily now that standing in the kitchen making elaborate dinners, is just not going to happen. I would rather rest up. But I still want to eat healthy and not sacrifice flavour. This recipe was exactly what I was looking for.

I had some Greek gyros bread and used them as the base for the pizza. You can buy the bazaar bread brand from the supermarket, this is pretty close to the original and perfect for this recipe.

makes 2 pizza's

125 grams lamb mince
1 teaspoon ras el hanout
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cumin ground
1/2 teaspoon coriander ground
1 teaspoon paprika
garlic to taste, grated
1 fresh tomato finely diced
5 mint leaves shredded finely
2 teaspoon pine nuts
1 teaspoon currants
1-2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

 Meanwhile toast the gyros, in a pan, brush with a little olive oil and warm the bread turning a few times.
Spread the mince mixture over the bread, then place them into the oven,  on 210C for about 10-15 minutes, until cooked through.

Before cooking.
 After cooking.

Sprinkle with extra mint, parsley and dollop of Greek yoghurt. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over the top just before eating. I had it with a simple side salad.


  1. This pizza looks wonderful! It looks just like the pizzas you can buy at Auburn! :D

  2. Thanks Lorraine! I dont know if I would say they are as good as the Auburn ones, but they were pretty good ;)


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