Fresh Tasmanian Produce Pizza Night

Tasmania is a foodie paradise.   There are so many fresh food farmers markets on the weekends it is so easy to find delicious produce recently picked ready to eat.  After shopping at Farm Gate market in Hobart where we picked up some locally made cheese, spinach, and other fruit and veges it seemed appropriate to make something delicious for dinner.  As luck would have it we also have an outdoor wood fired pizza oven on the property so it seemed family pizza night was a no brainer.

The secret to encouraging children to eat is to get them to design their own pizza and they were all so amazingly delicious I decided to share the recipes.

Pizza Base

We started by making the bases using a simple premix packet, and we allowed the bread maker to do all the heavy mixing and kneading, then we placed them into pizza pans and left them for three hours to rise.

Once the bases has risen sufficiently, we precooked them in the oven for 10 minutes at 100 degrees celsius, because in the past we have found the pizza oven cooks the toppings much faster than the bases.  Once cooked slightly I coated mine, J and S pizzas with garlic oil and tomato ( we just used a jar of Bolognese sauce), and from there everyone took responsibility for their own pizza.

Pizza Toppings

Sara’s Smoked Salmon and Brie Delight

  • Fresh spinach leaves spread across the base

    Smoked Salmon and Brie Pizza

  • A generous amount of hand ripped smoked salmon slices.
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Huge chunks of Coal River Cheese Company brie
  • Half a handful of cheddar cheese scattered over the top

Place in the pizza oven until the brie has melted.  Bite into it and wait for the taste bud party.


A ‘Lil Bit of Everything

S was inspired by the half and half pizzas for those who want a bit of everything and cannot make up their mind.

  • 1 handful of cheddar cheese sprinkled over the base

    A Lil bit of everything Pizza

  • ¼ red capsicum diced into tiny pieces
  • Fresh spinach and rocket
  • Thinly sliced mushrooms
  • One piece of smoked salmon roughly ripped and spread over half pizza
  • 1 piece Parma ham ripped and spread over the other half of the pizza

Place in pizza oven until the cheese has melted.

J Random Things Pizza

J was inspired by his appetite and lack of interest in green vegetables.

A handful of grated cheddar cheese spread where ever

Smoked salmon ripped and spread leaving quarter of the pizza exposed

Two slices of mushroom to place in the empty corner where there is no cheese or salmon.

Place in pizza oven until the cheese has melted.

 Pauls No Cheese Option

Paul’s creation was inspired by the notion that if you avoid cheese you can eat as much ice cream and chocolate as you want without any health problems. His base was covered with barbecue sauce and topped with

  • Fresh spinach and rocket

    Pauls No Cheese Option

  • 3 slices of Parma ham
  • Red onion

Cook until it looks ready.

As a family choose a movie on Netflix and enjoy your pizza in front of the TV.  Follow it up with white chocolate bark from The Sensory in Richmond Tasmania.

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