1. I am in Australia. I use a brand called Golden Top Bakery "Greek Pitta Bread" (see photo in post) which is perfect for thin and crispy pizza base. It's twice the thickness of a tortilla - so thicker than normal flatbreads used as wraps. Available at Harris Farms in Australia and Mediterranean / Middle Eastern stores.
Alternatively, Lebanese Bread is a terrific alternative - sold in Woolworths / Coles and ethnic stores (far cheaper!) as well as Harris Farms. They are around 25cm / 10" in diameter and are like pockets. The Pitta Bread is better because it's more like a pizza base.
I would love to hear flatbread recommendations from readers in other countries
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2. I like to use mozzarella for stretch / nice melt and another melting cheese for flavour. My favourite is Monterey Jack - I picked up a huge block at Costco for a bargain price. When I don't have Monterey Jack, I usually use cheddar or tasty cheese (a popular Australian cheese).
3. This can be substituted with a store bought pizza sauce.
4. PIZZA SAUE: It should be thick, not dense like tomato paste but thicker than ketchup. Leftovers freeze great, I use a ziplock bag and spread it thin so it's easy to snap off a bit to use. Defrost then pour off watery surface, then use per recipe.
5. Cost Breakdown (Australian dollars):
10 pack pita bread (Harris Farms) $4.00
1 capsicum $1.00
1 onion $0.50
Crushed tomato $2.87
Tomato Paste $0.50
Cheese (Costco) $4.50
Garlic, herbs, salt (free!)
Olive oil $2
Olives $1.50Total $23.37
Per Pizza $2.33, round DOWN to $2 😉
Australia is a notoriously expensive country to live in so you may be able to do this even more cost efficiently than me!
6. Nutrition per pizza i.e. one whole pizza