by Karen Swan
I’m on what can only be called a Sweet Potato bender.
Maybe it’s because I’m limiting my sugar intake (OK, let’s be clear that this was made AFTER I made the Chocolate Covered Caramel Rice Cakes!), but sweet potato has become a staple in all my soups and other hearty Autumnal baking.
I have to say that this trumps the crazy popular cauliflower pizza base. It holds together beautifully and, though sweet in taste, carries the more robust flavours of the seasoning better.
It’s quick, simple and incredibly delicious.
Top with whatever you choose; we did the basic olives, basil, anchovies and tomato. This base will handle quite a substantial topping so I reckon an Indian flavoured shredded chicken style topping would be off the charts!
Give it a go and let us know what you think!
1 cup mashed sweet potato (I boiled up 3 and then divided them into little freezer bags in 1 cup portions)
1 cup almond meal
1 tsp baking soda
1 T dried herbs – (basil, oregano, thyme etc)
Pizza sauce or tomato paste for topping
Shredded cheese and other assorted pizza toppings of your choice.
Pre-heat your oven and a baking tray to 220 degrees.
Peel, dice and cook the sweet potato until it’s soft enough to mash.
Cool a little then divide into batches of 1 cup.
Freeze any you aren’t using.
In a largish bowl, mix all the ingredients. It will look like orange, sticky dough.
Carefully remove the hot baking tray from the oven (I’ve found that pre-heating the tray makes for a crispier base) and line with baking paper.
Spread the mix into a circle to the thickness you like (obviously the thinner it is, the crispier it will be)
Bake for about 20 mins or until the edges start to brown.
Remove and top with your chosen toppings.
Put back in the oven or under a grill until the cheese is all golden and melty.
Yep, that’s me. UGG boots on, lounging around on a Sunday afternoon watching ‘Frozen’ for the gazillionth time and wishing I was a musical theatre performer. Drowning my sorrows in a slice of *healthy* pizza.
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