Bill Granger recipe: Aubergine, prosciutto and goat's cheese pizza
Makes 4 pizzas/serves 4
Sunday 06 April 2014
This takes me back to a family holiday we had in Puglia a couple of years ago. To speed things up, you could use bought grilled aubergines, then marinate them in the spicy dressing.
For the aubergines
1 large aubergine, thinly sliced lengthways
2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
Handful mint leaves, torn
1 tbsp capers
½ tsp dried chilli flakes
Plain flour, for dusting
1 basic pizza dough
8 tbsp passata
12 slices prosciutto
100g soft goat's cheese
Brush the aubergine slices lightly with oil and grill on a high heat till charred and tender. Toss into a bowl with the mint, capers and chilli. Season with sea salt and drizzle generously with oil.
Preheat the oven to 250C/ 500F/Gas10 and dust four 30cm pizza trays or two large oven trays with flour. Dust the work surface lightly with flour. Turn out the dough and knead for 1 minute to knock back, then divide into 4 pieces. Cover with oiled cling film and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
For each pizza, flatten out one piece of dough into a rough circle with the palm of your hand. Gently roll out to a 30cm circle and transfer to one of the trays. Spread 2 tbsp of passata on to the pizza base with the back of a spoon and top with a quarter of each topping – prosciutto, goat's cheese and aubergine slices. Drizzle lightly with olive oil.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the base is coloured and crisp. Spoon over the aubergine marinade, scatter over the rocket and serve.
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