I think these mini pizzas are great to make if you have an informal party. They are easy to eat and, even better, very easy to make in advance. This means they can be baked when the guests are there, without having to leave the party for too long. I made 12 mini pizzas with three different flavours. I think these would be enough for 4 people, if they are served alongside other canapes and desserts.
For a big party, I would suggest making, two baking trays. But, if you need only a few, like I did, you can bake them on a pizza stone. It looks great, so they can be served on the pizza stone too. That makes life even more easier. As a pizza base I’ve used shop-bought mini pittas. I found them in the supermarket. Of course they can be made at home, if you want to impress your guests even more. If you make them at home, see here my recipe for flatbread. Of course, you can make them the day before. The same can be done with the mushrooms. Grill or shallow fry 100g of mushrooms the day before and keep it in an airtight container overnight in the fridge.
Ingredients for 3 types of mini pizzas:
– 12 mini pittas
– tomato sauce
– grated gouda
– 4 sundried tomatoes
– 16 capers
– grated cheddar
– grilled mushrooms
– 6 olives
To make the mini pizzas, start by putting all of them on a plate or a chopping board. Put tomato sauce on all of them. On four of them put grated gouda, enough to cover the tomato sauce. Cut the sundried tomatoes and place them on top of the gouda. Add the capers on top and the tomatoes-capers mini pizzas are ready for baking.
On another 4 mini pizzas, put a small amount of grated gouda. Put the grilled mushrooms on top, cut Stilton and add a few pieces on top.
For the last 4 mini pizzas, place the grated cheddar on top of the tomato sauce. Add a few mushrooms on top and the cut olives.
Preheat the oven at 200C or 180C fan. Put the pizza stone in the oven while the oven is heating. When the oven is heated, put the mini pizzas on the pizza stone. Bake for around 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted. All the ingredients are already cooked, so they do not need a long time in the oven.