Ulster style pizza

Northern Ireland's version of an Italian classic, using soda farls for the base.


  • 2 soda or wheaten farls


  • 227g can chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 1 dessertspoon tomato purée
  • pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 50g (2oz) sliced ham, cut into small squares
  • 100g (4oz) mozzarella cheese, grated
  • parsley to garnish (optional)
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  1. Place tomatoes, tomato purée, pepper and mixed herbs in a small saucepan.
  2. Cover, bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
  3. Preheat grill to a moderate temperature.
  4. Slice farls widthways (see photo) to make 2 thin pizza bases from each. Toast on the outside only.
  5. Spread each untoasted side with the hot tomato mixture, then top with the ham and cheese.
  6. Grill for 2–3 minutes until the topping is bubbling hot. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

You can also try this with potato bread or French bread.

Preparation time:
10 minutes
Cooking time:
10-15 minutes