Hi guys, today I’m coming at you with an almost accidental recipe. I was going to test the BFree pizza bases and wanted to make a pesto. Then I thought sometimes the oiliness of pesto can ruin your base and I wanted to give the bases a fair test. So, I kept some of my pesto ingredients but made my sauce a little thicker. Today we’re making roasted vine tomatoes and olive pizza sauce and testing the BFree gluten free pizza bases at the same time.
I normally make everything from fresh, but these bases caught my eye because they were free from…everything. No nuts, soy, gluten or dairy. They’re vegan, high fibre and contain no added sugar, and added sugar is a big thing for me right now. For the bases, you preheat your oven, add your toppings and then pop them in the oven for 15 minutes. That simple. So, time to make the sauce.
• 350g vine tomatoes
• ½ cup pitted olives. I used green but you can use any.
• ¼ cup sunflower oil
• A clove of garlic
• Black pepper to taste
• 1 tbsp oregano
• ½ tsp basil
• Chilli flakes to taste
• ¼ cup pine nuts
1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Place tomatoes, still on the vine, on a baking tray in the centre of the oven for approximately 15 minutes until they’ve softened.
2. Once tomatoes are cooked, remove from vine and add to a blender.
3. Add all other remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Taste and add additional seasoning to taste if necessary.
4. Spread in a thick layer across your pizza base, add additional toppings and place back in the oven as per cooking instructions of the base.
So, my verdict on the pizza bases. In brief, okay but not the best. I’d buy them again to have in the house if I was feeling lazy, but they’re not my new favourite. They cooked very quickly. The packaging said 10-15 minutes. I checked mine at around the 11 minutes mark and the edges were already burning slightly in a few places. They’re definitely more of a thin and crispy base, and don’t taste bready or doughy at all. It tasted good with my pizza sauce on it, although I think they’d taste quite bland with a plain tomato base.
What do you guys think? Have you ever tried these bases? And does that sauce sound like something you’d enjoy? We love olives in my house, so this went down very well. Let me know what you think!
Until next time,
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