This month (26th June) sees the release of the new Minions Movie, which my two boys are looking forward to seeing, after they both enjoyed the two Despicable Me films. In homage to the new Minions Movie, Green Giant Sweetcorn have asked some bloggers to create a fun Minion inspired mealtime creation, using their sweetcorn.
For me the idea had to be food based, and after some uhmming and ahhing and deliberating early this morning, when I woke up and was unable to go back to sleep(!), it dawned on me (lol – get it early morning, dawned on me??? *ahem* ) that a Minions Pizza was the way to go!
My ‘pizza’ is a cheats version really, as it is not made using a dough like a conventional pizza, as this is more like a scone base but it is still yummy and takes a lot less time to make and bake. (However, if you have the time please feel free to make a dough base, and if you have even less time, you could always buy a cheese and tomato pizza from the supermarket!). To add a touch of difference to my pizza base, I added some Green Giant sweetcorn to the base mixture, along with some dried Italian herbs.
If you fancy having a go at making a Minions Pizza then here is how I made it
- 325g self raising flour - plus little extra for dusting
- 125ml milk
- 1 1/2 tbsp oil - plus little extra for greasing
- 1 tsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tbsp Green Giant Sweetcorn - drained
- tomato puree - approx 1 tbsp
- grated cheese - 25g
- 2 small tins of Green Giant sweetcorn - drained
- 2 mushrooms
- 2 cocktail sausages, sliced length ways
- 1 edible goodgly eye
- 1 slice of ham
- blue food colouring
- pre heat the oven to 170oC / 190oC (fan)
- grease and lightly flour a 9 inch round baking tray
- place the flour, oil, sweetcorn, milk and herbs into a food processor and mix until a dough forms
- place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and carefully roll with a flour dusted rolling pin into a circle to fit your baking tray
- place the dough onto your tray and cook in the oven for 5 minutes
- Remove and carefully spread with the tomato puree and top with the cheese and place back in the oven for about 10 - 15 minutes until cooked
- meanwhile cut your slice of ham into the shape of the Minions dungarees, but remove a thin strip from each side to use as the straps
- then coat with the blue food colouring
- take the mushroom, and remove the stalks and peel off the outer bits and thin slice off the base. With the second mushroom you need to cut out a smile shape for the mouth
- to assemble the Minion affect, cover the sweetcorn all over the pizza. Add the mushroom as per the photo and place the thin slice you removed to fit inside the open part, and then add the edible googly eye. Add your other edible decorations as per my photo
- Then tuck in! (having removed the blue ham first of course!)
**I would not reccomend that the blue coloured ham is eaten – we removed ours before we cut up the pizza – as I am sure it would not taste very nice!!! **
However, everything else on the pizza is edible!!
There was a lot of sweetcorn on the pizza so once we cut our slices, so we ate it as a side dish rather than as part of the pizza as most of it fell off as it was cut anyway! The base was really delicious and I think the addition of the sweetcorn to it made for a lovely tasting pizza.
The boys LOVED the look of the Minions Pizza and were very excited to try it and were rushing me to take the photos so I could cut into it!
This Minions Pizza could of course work for small, individual pizzas to where you could add more than one ‘goggle eye’ mushroom to make the different Minion characters. I think this would go down really well at parties too.
I have created this Minions Pizza as part of the #greengiantminions challenge (use this hashtag to see what other marvellous creations have been made). I was sent Green Giant sweetcorn to use in this recipe.