Retro Recipe #3 – Scone Base Pizza



retro recipes

I thought it was time for another Retro Recipe but couldn’t think of a good enough excuse for cake so flicked through my Grandma’s binder looking for something savoury. Most of the recipes she collected were cakes and puddings and sweets (is that where I get my sweet tooth from?) and I was about to give up when I found this…



I made this exactly as written, although with a little less cheese (3oz looked like plenty to me). It was a very simple recipe (only used a bowl, a chopping board, a frying pan and a baking tray so simple washing up too) so there is not much for me to add.

pizza dough

The most time-consuming prep was frying the onions.



I went for classic “Herbs de Provence” and salt and black pepper for seasoning.



I did change the recipe slightly and added the end of a jar of red pesto to half of the base before adding the toppings.



Cooked at 190ºC fan oven for approx 20 minutes.



Due to all the moisture from the onions I couldn’t tell if the scone base was done, but turning it over revealed a well cooked bottom.

crispy bottom


dinner time

This was really quick and simple to make, and used ingredients I had already in the house. I kept the recipe simple with cheese, onion and tomato but I think it would work well with a variety of other toppings (or flavoured scone bases) or maybe as mini-pizzas. The half with pesto had a bit more flavour, but both sides were pretty yummy and satisfying straight from the oven. I will try and remember this when I have no food in the fridge and need a quick supper – why don’t you try it for Sunday afternoon teatime?






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