Pizza is made from bread dough rolled into discs and our basic white bread dough makes an excellent version. This recipe calls for the pizza to be baked with only garlic and olive oil on top as a fresh salad is to be spread on afterwards. A square of good puff pastry, rolled out thinly and pricked to avoid rising, will substitute if that is more convenient for you.
Heat the oven to 200°C (400°F/Gas 6). Roll out the dough to form a flat disc. Rub the surface with garlic and brush it with the olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes.
Cut the stuffed and black olives into fine dice and mix them with the tomatoes, cheese, parsley, capers, olive oil and garlic. Season the mixture with plenty of milled black pepper.
Cut the baked pizza dough into squares and spoon the tomato and olive salad on top. Serve.
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