Today's recipe can best be described as what happens when pizza and a quiche have a baby! Introducing The Pizza Bake.
This recipe is perfect when you want want something tasty and uncomplicated and is a great way to use up ingredients you have lying about - and you can do this vegetarian too! The eggs and milk act as the "binder" for this recipe and it is something familiar and a little bit different all at the same time.
This recipe uses ready made bread slices instead of dough and is adapted from Taste.com.au however I tweaked a few things as I didn't want a super dense result.
Use whatever meats and veggies you enjoy on your pizza - the options are limitless!
YOU WILL NEED
A little oil to grease your pan/dish
5-6 slices of sourdough bread (or your preference. you may need more or less depending on the size of your dish)
3/4 cups milk
3/4 - 1 cup tomato paste/pizza sauce
1/8 cup chopped herbs - I used basil and oregano
55g | 2 ounces sliced mushrooms
50g | 1.25 ounces salami or pepperoni slices
50g | 2 ounces sliced ham
150g | 5 ounces grated pizza cheese blend
1/4 onion slices
1/4 red capsicum/pepper sliced
1-2 tablespoons jalapenos
1 -2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
Extra fresh/dried herbs for garnish
Extra chilli flakes
Extra finely grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 180C/350F and lightly grease a 32cm/12.5" a suitable baking dish.
Take a large round dish oven safe frying pan or pie dish and arrange your bread evenly over the surface ensuring the edges meet/touch as close as possible - cut the bread to fit if you need too.
Spread the the pasta/pizza sauce over the bread evening
Add half the pizza cheese and then add the herbs, mushrooms, salami, ham, pizza cheese, sliced onion, sliced capsicum and jalapenos.
Mix the egg and milk together and gently pour all over the toppings ensuring an even spread.
Sprinkle with remaining grated cheese and about 1-2 tablespoon of Parmesan and bake for 30-35 minutes OR until the cheese is bubbling and becomes golden brown. The edges should have browned and crisped up too.
Remove from the oven and serve with extra fresh herbs, chilli flakes and/or grated Parmesan and enjoy!
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