Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pizza Base Sauce

Pizza Base Sauce under some Potato and Leek
 
Pizza Base Sauce with some Philly Cheese (with parsley & garlic)


 Kudos must first of all go to Monique from the Failsafe Eating Support Facebook group who mentioned a type of bolognaise sauce she makes,  using butternut pumpkin.  That information sat at the back of my brain for a few days and then when I went to find the recipe, I couldn't find it!  Grrr.  So,  I just went for it!

Normally, I'm the type of person who follows a recipe to the letter before I branch out with variations.  But more recently my confidence in my ability to blend flavours is increasing.  Hey! I know I am no Nigella... but for the purposes of a home cook and with the limited ingredients we use,  I'm doing okay.

Ingredients:
  • 600g Butternut Pumpkin, roughly cubed
  • 2-4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tab Parsley, chopped
  • 100 mls water
  • 1 tsp Citric Acid
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Pizza Base Recipe
Method:
  • While your Pizza Base is rising...
  • Put all ingredients into the Thermomix and cook on 100ºC for about 20 mins on Speed 2-3
  • When all ingredients are cooked through, purée by slowly increasing to Speed 9 (be careful) for about 15 seconds, depending on how chunky or smooth you'd like your sauce.
  • Spread onto Pizza base to serve by itself or with other toppings,  eg Potato and Leek
  • Freeze remaining in small portions for future quick pizzas
Verdict:
Yum!  When I first tasted this, I pulled a sour face.  Then I realised that was the right flavour...  just as if I'd tried a spoon-full of a passata.  On the pizza,  it's just right.

Tweeks:
Nothing so far for the flavour.  Maybe more garlic? Add leek or spring onion?  Could also be used on a foccacia I suppose.  Fold into a savoury bread dough?  Ohhhh!  Stir through pasta?   Tell me where you put yours, please.

Now that I have made Sandra's No-Tomato Sauce,  I think adding some to this recipe would be great!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much. 6th day, and my kids, used to "good food" are clamoring for diversity

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    1. Great Anon... we all need pizza in our lives. Sometimes. :) frillypants x

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