Banana Caramel and Chocolate Dessert Pizza

The Italian Restaurant Zizzi recently set me a challenge to create a dessert pizza or any savoury dish that could be turned sweet.

Banana Caramel and Chocolate Dessert Pizza

I first came up with the possibility of a Cinnamon and Caramelised Apple Lasagne but sadly although it tasted okay it wasn't somehow quite right and certainly didn't work photography-wise.

But I'm not one to give up easily and although I had to let it go this time, I'll work on it!

After an amazing meal at Zizzi and feeling inspired by the new addition to their new dessert menu - 'Strawberry and Chocolate Pizza' I took on Zizzi's challenge and made my own dessert pizza.

I was really pleased with the result especially because I very rarely make dessert and never know where to begin. I must say that trying their new dessert really did inspire me to get thinking and have a go.

Hopefully after reading this post then you also might want to have a go yourself.




Yield: 4

Banana Caramel and Chocolate Dessert Pizza

Very easy and quick to make and delicious too!
prep time: 5 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 20 mins

ingredients:


  • 1 x shop-bought pizza base
  • a jar of Dulce de Leche (I used Merchant Gourmet) you won't need to use the whole jar so it's an excuse to make more pizzas!
  • 2 bananas - sliced
  • 1 lemon - juice only
  • about 8 squares of dark chocolate - melted

instructions


  1. Preheat your oven to 200C /400F or Gas 6
  2. Pop the pizza base onto a baking tray or pizza stone and brush all around the edge with water and sprinkle with caster sugar.  This isn't vital but it will make the pizza look better after cooking and the sugar will make it more like a dessert. 
  3. Cook the pizza base for about 15 minutes without any topping.
  4. Squeeze the juice from a lemon into a small bowl.  Slice the bananas and cover a couple at a time to make sure they get fully coated with the lemon juice. Remove as you go and pop onto a plate.  If you don't do use lemon juice your bananas will go brown almost instantly.
  5. Once the pizza has cooked and is golden around the edge, remove the oven and pop onto a wire rack to cool slightly.
  6. Spread the Dulce de Leche leaving the golden edge of the pizza on show. 
  7. Arrange the sliced bananas over the caramel and then drizzle with the melted chocolate and eat while it's still warm. 
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Disclaimer: Many thanks to Zizzi in Shrewsbury and the fantastic meal and service from their staff. I was set a challenge by Zizzi to create my own sweet pizza. We were guests at Zizzi restaurant and I have been compensated for my time and the ingredients used. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

4 comments

  1. I really think this sweet pizza trend has potential! I love what you've come up with. Not been to Zizzi for ages, I must take Ted there in the holidays.

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  2. Love your sweet Jan, I am going to visit Zizi's soon too :)

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  3. Not sure about dessert pizza ... prefer something lighter... but the Zizis in Cheltenham is lovely... in an old church. Enjoyed a recent visit.

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  4. Oh I absolutely love the sound of this! Yes please!!!

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Cheers
Jan