Mushroom, ham and olive pizza

Mushroom, ham and olive pizza
Kilojoules 1182 (281 CAL)
Protein 17.7 g
Fat 7.1 g
Saturated Fat 3.1 g
Carbohydrate 33.4 g
Fibre 6.2 g

n4 roma (plum) tomatoes, cut into quarters
7 g (1/4 oz) dry yeast or 15 g (1/2 oz) fresh yeast
1/4 teaspoon sugar
215 g (71/2 oz/13/4 cups) plain (all-purpose) flour
125 ml (4 fl oz/1/2 cup) skim milk
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
750 g (1 lb 10 oz) mushrooms, sliced
250 g (9 oz/1 cup) low-fat ricotta cheese
4 slices of 97% fat-free ham, chopped
2 tablespoons sliced black olives
small handful of freshbasil leaves

Serves 6

Preheat the oven to 210°C (415°F/Gas 6-7). Put the tomato quarters on a baking tray lined with baking paper, sprinkle with freshly cracked black pepper and bake for 20 minutes, or until the edges are starting to darken.

Stir the yeast and sugar into 3 tablespoons warm water until the yeast has dissolved. Cover and leave in a warm place until foamy. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Warm the milk, then stir into the flour with the yeast mixture and mix to a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, then cover and leave in a warm place for 40 minutes, or until doubled in size.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic for 5 minutes, or until soft. Add the mushrooms and stir until they are soft and the liquid has evaporated. Leave to cool.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly. Roll out to a 35 cm (14 inch) circle and transfer to a lightly greased oven or pizza tray. Spread with the ricotta, leaving a border. Top with the mushrooms and ham, leaving a circle in the centre, and arrange the tomato and olives in the circle. Fold the dough edge over onto the mushroom and dust the edge with flour. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the crust is golden. Scatter with basil and serve.

* serving tip Serve with a rocket salad (see page 124).
Delicious topped with caramelized onions (see page 143)
nutrition tip Excellent source of vitamin C

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