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Pizza is one of those comfort food that never fails to cheer me up. Cheesy, savoury bites of piping hot Italian goodness—mmm. And in the midst of the current pandemic, I’m sure we can all do with a little more happiness in our lives.
Today’s recipe calls for bread, lots of cheese, and some creativity when it comes to pizza toppings, and just 30 minutes of your time. Don’t believe we can make a pizza in 30 minutes? Follow along with our DIY Cheesy Bread Pizza recipe, and let’s see what we can whip up.
- 5 pieces of bread
- 5 slices of cheddar cheese
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup of milk
- Italian mixed herbs
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Pizza toppings & sauce of your choice (I use ham pieces and pineapple chunks, with tomato mushroom sauce)
- Baking tin
- Mixing bowl
Preparation time: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 20 minutes
Feeds two to three
- Preheat oven to 150°C.
- Tear up 5 pieces of bread. Place them into a baking tin.
- Place the cheddar cheese slices on top of the bread.
- Mix the eggs, milk and sprinkle of mix herbs in a separate bowl.
- Pour the mixture into the baking tin.
- Put pizza base into the oven for 5 minutes.
- Add ham slices, together with pineapple chunks. Coat with tomato mushroom sauce.
- Top it all off with mozzarella cheese.
- Bake at 150°C for another 15 minutes, and serve.
Recipe (In Pictures)
Step 1: Preheat oven to 150°C.
Step 2: Tear up 5 pieces of bread. Place them into a baking tin.
Step 3: Place the cheddar cheese slices on top of the bread.
Step 4: Mix the eggs, milk and sprinkle of mix herbs in a separate bowl.
Step 5: Pour the mixture into the baking tin.
Step 6: Put pizza base into the oven for 5 minutes.
Step 7: Add ham slices, together with pineapple chunks. Coat with tomato mushroom sauce.
Step 8: Top it all off with mozzarella cheese.
Step 9: Bake at 150°C for another 15 minutes, and serve.
I could hardly wait to dig into this mouthwatering pizza. While the base wasn’t as crispy as store-bought pizza—it’s made of bread, after all—the edges and crust were firm enough.
Depending on the depth of your baking tin, the centre of the pizza might be a little soft. I’d recommend baking the pizza base for a few minutes more if you’re using a slightly deeper baking tin.
Texture-wise, I was slightly disappointed that the centre wasn’t as doughy as I thought it would be. It just didn’t hold as much bite. But considering that the pizza base was super easy to make, I suppose I shouldn’t complain.
The toppings were the saving grace; the pineapple chunks caramelised nicely, adding sweetness and a hint of tartness. Add that to the generous portion of ham that I layered on the pizza, and you’ve got the perfect Hawaiian pizza. Lots of cheese and tomato sauce didn’t go amiss, either.
Of course, for those of you who are more creative, you can come up with even more innovative pizza toppings. Curry chicken? Thai basil pork? You can put almost anything on this DIY bread pizza.
If you’re putting your own spin on this yummy DIY cheesy bread pizza, share your creation with us!
Expected Damage: S$5 – S$6 per portion