As soon as spring comes and my veggie patch comes alive, my first daughter starts skipping and hopping with delight because mint and lemon melisse are back in full swing. This means she can top her 'dessert' as she calls it with green, fragrant leaves. This is the inspiration for this dessert pizza, set on a crumbly sweet pizza base (recipe for the base adapted from the little guides to Pizza by adding vanilla and salt), topped with light lemony cream and finished off with strawberry pieces and lemon melisse. You can make the individual elements beforehand, and assemble at the last minute. —Kitchen Butterfly
Strawberry n Melisse Pizza
1 baked sweet pizza dough (recipe below)
50ml 'whipping' cream
1 tablespoon(s) caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
2 tablespoon(s) creme fraiche, stirred to loosen
1 tablespoon(s) lemon curd
4 - 6 strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
3 large mint or melisse leaves, chiffonaded
Sweet pizza dough
1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the first 9 years of my life I hated food and really loved sugar till Wimpy (British Fast Food chain) changed my life! These days, all grown up, I've junked junk food and spend my days and nights on a quest - to find and share the sweet, sweet nectar that's food in The #NewNigerianKitchen!
Dreaming, cooking, eating and writing...about and adoring a strong food community that's big and bold enough to embrace the world's diverse cuisines - I'm passionate about celebrating Nigerian cuisine in its entirety.
Why do I love food so? It is forgiving. Make a recipe. Have it go bad....but wake up tomorrow and you can have another go at succeeding! Only with food!