We love Dr.Oetker’s pizza and we’ve reviewed a number of pizzas from various ranges before. So I was interested to hear about Dr.Oetker’s Pizza and Sides booklet with recipe ideas that you can download in PDF form online for free. The idea behind is it is to add a little more to a meal to make it a bit more of an occasion, if you have family or friends round and even just for a lovely family meal at home. It works by teaming up pizzas from Dr.Oetker’s range and enhancing them or adding side dishes to make your meal a bit more special.
I decided to try making the Red Onion, Pecorino and Rosemary Flat Bread that you can see in the picture. I often make homemade bread as it tastes delicious. I followed the recipe from the booklet, but adapted the recipe so that I made the dough in the breadmaker and only did the last stage by hand. This suited me on a school day when I am out on the school run at the sort of time I should be kneading the dough. It was really simple to make as I just kneaded in the cooked red onion, small chunks of cheese and chopped rosemary. To garnish I used a little more rosemary and some sea salt. As it’s a flat bread it doesn’t take long to bake. I put this on just before the pizza and cooked the pizza on the bottom shelf as it didn’t need quite such a high temperature. All in all it made a tasty addition to our pizza meal without requiring a lot of work.
Other side dishes in the booklet include:
- Baked fig and goats cheese salad
- Prosciutto and pear salad
- Sweet potato, spring onion and feta salad
- Italian potato wedges
- Tomato and red onion salad
As well as these side dishes there are ways to ring the changes to your pizza by creating either a Chicken Pesto pizza or a Smoked Salmon, Prawn and Caper Pizza. I’m loving the sound of the flavours on the smoked salmon pizza and I think that might be the recipe we try making next.