- Puff Pastry Pepperoni with Tomato, Basil, and Onions

Puff Pastry Pizza - Does it work?

My second attempt, using a more reliable oven – still a bit dodgy. But tasty.

6w ago

I had previously tried the below recipe in a slightly dodgy oven that can't hold temperature if the grill isn't on, so I tried in the combi microwave that I trust to keep temp. Downside: it's not very big and wants to turn food even on oven, so it needs to be round.

I was careful not to put a lot of tomato base on (it's really nice BTW - check out the video from Haste's Kitchen). But still, 15 minutes at 230C did not cook the base properly, though the edge rose nicely.

Possibly should be in Food Fails – but it was Very Tasty.

I need a pizza stone – I think. And I'd love an Ooni. I suspect that it could make a substitution for a tandoor, for a start.

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Comments (9)

  • You could definitely try a pizza stone. Or a preheated tray. If you put the tray or stone in the cold oven, they will slowly heat up together. Don't be afraid to use your oven's max temperature.

    But if your oven is a bit dodgy, I'd highly recommend investing in an airfryer. It's a bit smaller for sure (but large ones can cook a whole chicken! And if you get tins the right size you can bake cakes etc too), but the heat you can get is fantastic (and sometimes instant if you get one that doesn't require preheating), and even the cheap ones are amazing. They're the best benchtop appliance by a country mile. You won't regret getting one (it will probably replace your oven completely!)

    If you're using puff pastry for pizza, Jamie Oliver has this awesome reverse method that guarantees a perfect crust. You could use any vege or meat, any spices, sauces or other flavourings. He doesn't put it back in the oven once flipped, but there's nothing stopping you from flipping, then covering in cheese, then grilling until blipping.

    Check out the Jamie Oliver recipe here:


    All the best for your next attempt, it looks like it's going to be noms regardless 🙂

      1 month ago
    • I do actually have a ninja foodie, I need to get a stone that will fit in it, I guess.

        1 month ago
    • Nice! I was discussing this with my partner and he said you could hire a kiln and make one yourself, or go to a pottery place and get someone to make a clay base for you. I'm kinda keen. Unless someone sells mini pizza stones already, I haven't...

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        1 month ago
  • I would recommend precooking your pastry first. Looks like good attempt.

      1 month ago
  • Good job!

      1 month ago
  • Intrepid, it could be a giant Vol au vent??

      1 month ago