How could I walk past this ‘sweet’ pizza in Poundland? And in its own mini takeaway box!
To make me feel better about scoffing all those sweets and to balance up the naff/cool stakes – here’s a super trendy starter just crying out to be served up in those pizza boxes.
Cauliflower crust mini pizzas
Whizz the florets (about 600g) of 1 medium cauliflower in a food processor until it is a breadcrumb consistency. Microwave, covered, on high for 7-8 mins. Cool. Mix in 125g grated mozzarella, 3tbsp grated Parmesan. Pat into 6 x 6′ rounds on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 180ºC, 160ºC fan, gas 4 for 18-22 mins until golden. Spread 1/2tbsp pasata over each base. Top with torn mozzarella and black olives. Turn up the oven to 220ºC, 200ºC, fan 6. Bake for a further 10 mins. Garnish with fresh basil leaves. Leave for 10 mins to cool slightly. Use a pallet knife to remove from the sheets.
These will last for up to 3 days in the fridge, warm through for 10 mins before serving.
They say (whoever ‘they’ are), we’re shopping around more for our weekly food shop to find the best deals. With that in mind I thought I’d do this for my somewhat Britalian treat.
I love a little sit-down in Costa with a large cappuccino and the Victoria sponge-style Mini lemon and raspberry cake.
At £2.65 for the cappuccino and £2.50 for the cake, this *cough, cough* little treat is more of a whacking great, big, fat indulgence. So I took a hop, skip and a jump over to neighbouring Poundland. Oh my! Here’s what a found!
1 Victoria sponge cake (enough to serve at least 6!) for er…. £1
12 sachets of instant cappuccino for yes you’ve guessed it … £1
CAKE -17p per serving
COFFEE – 8p per serving
TOTAL – 25p per serving
That’s 20 Poundland cups of coffee and 20 slices of cake for my £5.15!!!
I think this could be the start of a beautiful friendship… tinned tomatoes, McVities Cheddars, Jayne Asher cake-pop holders, cupcake boxes, cake boards, *high visibility vests … Hhumm perhaps I should get back to Costa before I spend £10 on stuff I don’t need!
* http://neilmossey.blogspot.co.uk – I can confirm I saw high-vis vests (and arm bands!)
Costa pics: www.costa.co.uk