I've been on a Garlic Bread addiction these days. Not by choice, but I’m not complaining either. Has it ever happened to anyone of you that you get addicted to a certain food item so much that you must have it everyday till you eventually get so bored of it that you don’t wanna even look at it for like, a year? It happens to me a lot and right now Garlic Bread is #1 on that list. For what it’s worth, I decided to make the most of this addiction as long as it lasts! We all love our Cheesy Garlic Breads with Pizzas, so I thought of combining the two :) And the mind just keeps bringing up new things to try as I enter the kitchen, so experimented with the Roasted Eggplant slices with Sauteed Onions as a topping, and I’m so in love with the combination that I completely smell a new addiction replacing the Garlic Bread addiction.
Garlic Bread Pizzas
2 Garlic Bread Loaves, I used store bought.
1 cup of grated Mozzarella/Pizza Cheese
1 cup of my 5 minute Tomato Sauce
Toppings of choice (In this recipe that includes Corn, Eggplant, Onions)
Mixed dried herbs
Basil Leaves (I used Tulsi leaves)
Get your toppings ready: You could use any toppings really, the world is your Oyster!
Corn: I tossed some boiled corn in light Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper, Mixed Herbs and Chaat Masala.
Eggplant: Slice the Eggplant and soak them in water so they don’t turn black. Once you’re done slicing them all, take a few on a sheet and sprinkle with Salt. On a hot griddle/grill, roast these slices on high flame for about a minute and a half each side, turning over and sprinkling with Salt on the other side. Remove and set aside.
The Onions. Roughly Chop 2 Large Onions into thick slices, then place them on a pan before turning the heat on. Once you’ve arranged all slices, turn the heat to maximum and drizzle with Olive Oil. Turn them once they start smelling yummy, about 2 minutes, and then sprinkle with Salt, Pepper and Mixed Herbs. These are so unbelievably YUM! Set aside and try not to eat them before you add them on to the Pizza or you won’t be left with any to add on there :P
Preheat your oven to 180C/360F, or preheat your grill if you have one. I grilled these in my convection oven. Transverse slice the Garlic bread and place each half on your baking tray.
Add the cheese. We do this first coz we don’t want the cheese to burn. We wanna have it all Gooey and melting!
Now add in the base sauce. You can choose to play around here. I made one pizza with Cheese-Tomato-Onion-Basil, one with Cheese-Eggplant-Onion, one with Cheese-Tomato-Eggplant-Onion and one with Cheese-Tomato-Onion-Corn. Top with Basil Leaves if you like!
Bake these lovelies till the cheese is melted. Doesn’t take too long, mine took about 2 minutes on a preheated high grill. It should take about 4-5 minutes in the Oven! :)
This is the problem. I hardly ever get the chance to have good pictures of the food I make, which is why I don’t blog so many recipes which I cook, coz before I can even present it nicely, it’s over. Today was no different! I’ll just take it as a compliment and reiterate this statement as a proof of the amazingness and all the ‘mmm’ sounds one would make while eating this Pizza!