Fresh Fruit and Almond Pizza

Ingredients

For The Almond Base
6 tbsp powdered almonds (badam)
1 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp castor sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp milk

To Be Mixed Into A Sauce
1/4 cup thick curds (dahi)
1/4 cup castor sugar
1/4 cup fresh cream
1 tsp vanilla essence

For The Topping
2 cups sliced mixed fruits (apple, pear and kiwi)
2 tbsp brown sugar
Method
For the almond base
Combine the plain flour, almonds and baking powder in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.
Combine the sugar and butter in a deep bowl and mix well using a spoon till smooth.

Add the plain flour-almond mixture and milk, mix well and knead into a soft dough without using any water.

Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
Take a portion of the dough and press into a 150 mm. (6″) diameter greased loose bottom pie dish.

Prick it using a fork at regular intervals.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (350°f) for 15 minutes or till golden brown in colour.

Allow it to cool completely and demould it.
Repeat steps 5 to 8 to make one more almond base. Keep aside.

How to proceed
Place a almond base on a serving plate and spread half of the prepared sauce evenly over it.

Arrange 1 cup of mixed fruits evenly over it and sprinkle 1 tbsp of brown sugar evenly over it.

Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 1 more pizza.
Refrigerate for 1 hour and cut into equal wedges.
Serve immediately.

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