After Meeta of What's for lunch Honey? announced the event Monthly Mingle and 'Football' as the theme for the month, I kinda started thinking about it (practically almost all the time!). After thinking for a few days and not coming to anything concrete, I said, let me ask my husband whether he has any ideas. He is a great football fan, you know. (Like he wears a gawdy yellow shirt after Brazil win, and all those silly things, which I don't relate to.) Anyway, this was our conversation.
Me to him : (while he is shaving) We have this blogger event coming up, you know. The theme is football. I don't really think of anything good. I don't know what I should make.
He : (Half looking at me, half looking into the mirror) Make something related to football.
Me : (sarcastically) Brilliant!
(And as I am just about to begin as to how I can never rely upon him for ideas and how I ALWAYS come up with something great when he needs them from me, etc., etc., it occurs to me - all of a sudden - that I could make something with the German national flag.)
Me : YES! That's it. Thanks a lot.
He : (shrugging, slightly puzzled) That's all right.
And as soon as I had this image of the German National Flag in my mind,
the very instant I knew that I was going to make a pizza. The 'Go Germany Go' pizza. This is how it looked once I made it.
G3 Pizza, yet to be baked
It was rather simple to make. I must say, my husband was really pleased to see this one. (Did I tell you that he keeps shifting his loyalties between Brazil and Germany?)
Anyway, without further husband-bashing, I'll get on with the recipe.
Recipe for G3 Pizza
- One recipe pizza dough
- One heaped cup pizza sauce ( I used readymade sauce again, but will definitely post the recipe soon. Sorry for now!)
- approx. 150g. hard cheese (that’s approx. a cup; I used a combination of Cheddar and Edam)
- approx. 100g. black deseeded olives (40 largish olives, to be precise)
- ¾ each of medium-sized red and yellow peppers (For a better idea of size, please refer to the next picture. I used the very same peppers depicted in it.)
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
2. Cut both peppers into thin slices. Cut the olives into half. Grate the cheese.
3. Roll out the dough onto a baking sheet into a rectangle. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over it.
4. Spread the cheese on it. (I know, this is normally supposed to be the other way around, but we won't see the veggies then. I was sceptical when I actually did this. I thought I was just going to ruin a pizza (and our dinner) with this whacky idea of mine, but no, that didn't happen. Phew!)
5. Now, arrange the olives and peppers carefully as shown in the earlier picture.
6. Bake the pizza at 200°C for 15 to 20 minutes. The pizza base should look brownish and the veggies slightly dried and at places, charred. Like this.
Supporters of Germany can have this one and make the German flag run in their veins. :)
Non-supporters of Germany can imagine that they are having 'Germans for lunch'. ;-)
In any which case, the pizza is best served with some beer and this.