Pizza Pillows (GF)

Pizza Pillows
My first (of two) childrens lunchbox recipes created for Genius is based on my take of the calzone pizza. Using Genius Gluten-Free Soft White Farmhouse bread instead of pizza dough, these little pockets are packed with everything you would expect from a calzone pizza and are the perfect size for little hands. Another way to discreetly include some veggies if they are a challenge in your household with the kiddiewinks!

Genius Soft White Farmhouse Bread
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Makes: 6 pillows


3 slices Genius Gluten-Free Soft White Farmhouse bread, crusts removed
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 shallot, finely diced
2 chestnut mushrooms, finely diced
½ teaspoon soft brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
100g / 3½fl oz passata
Splash balsamic vinegar
25g / 1oz mozzarella
2 slices ham, roughly chopped

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C / Fan 180°C / 400°F / Gas 6


1. Lightly grease a large baking tray and place on one side.

2. Pour the olive oil into a medium sized pan and add the onion. Sauté for 5 minutes, then add the brown sugar and continue to sauté for a further 2 minutes until the onion starts to caramelise. Next, add the garlic, passata and balsamic vinegar, then continue to cook for a further 5 minutes. Place on one side to cool a little.

3. Meanwhile, remove the crusts from the bread and place a piece of cling film over the top. Roll out to approximately 2 – 3mm thick and slice into quarters, trimming off any stray edges. Distribute the tomato mixture over half of the bread squares and place some mozzarella and ham on top. Place a quarter of bread over each one and press down to secure the filling. Use a fork to seal each edge which should look similar to ravioli.

4. Lay on the baking tray and drizzle with a little olive oil, then place in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes or until crisp and golden.

5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack, then store in an airtight container until ready to eat or enjoy immediately whilst they are warm.

Pizza Pillows

This post was sponsored by Genius Gluten-Free.

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