Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Line your baking tray with parchment paper, and keep it our of the oven while the oven preheats. In a bowl, add sugar, oil, water, and mix with a spatula for just a minute, to dissolve some of the sugar in the liquid. Add the flour and the bakingpowder and stir with a spatula till the flour absorbs the liquids.TIP: to distribute the baking powder evenly, I like to sift it with the flour while adding them to the liquids Alternatively, you could first mix flour and baking powder into a separate bowl, then add them to the liquids.
Now on a worktop, knead with your hands, gently, for a short minute. Just the time to bring all the ingredients together and form a dough ball. Do not over-knead.
Take the sheet of parchment paper and with a rolling pin, flatten the dough ball into a disc on top of it. It should look like a pizza base. To make sure it turns out round, rotate the disc often while you flatten it.We like our fruit pizza quite thin so we flatten it down to ⅛ of an inch, or 3 to 4 mm.
Transfer the parchment paper with the pizza onto the baking tray. Trim the edges to make it rounder if you want. I use a pizza wheel to do that.Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and let it cool down.
For the topping
This step is optional: shred the chocolate, then melt it. Spread a thin layer of melted chocolate on top of the baked fruit pizza base, then let it cool down till it's hard. If you live in a hot climate, you can refrigerate the pizza base with the chocolate on it for 15 minutes to speed things up.TIP: You can melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave, heating the chocolate a few seconds at a time. Or you can do it bain-marie, that is, pur the bowl with the dark chocolate into a larger pot, filled with hot water. The heat of the water will melt the chocolate.
In a bowl mix the cream cheese with the powdered sugar. You can do that with a spatula or with a whisk by hand, or whit an electric beater. Just make sure to get rid of most lumps. You can even blend it with an immersion blender to make it lump-free.When the chocolate is hard, spread the cream cheese mix on top of the fruit pizza.
Now you just have to add the fruit on top, cut a slice, and eat it. We like to slice or chop the fruit in small pieces, and add it randomly, without a pattern, on top of the fruit pizza.
Measurements: we recommend using the metric system for this recipe.* Where we live fruit is very cheap in summer, so we went for a mix of seasonal fresh fruit that included: 8 strawberries, 8 raspberries, 8 grapes, 20 blueberries, 1 green kiwi, 1 apricot, 1 nectarine, and some mint leaves on top. You can make a delicious fruit pizza even with just strawberries, and blueberries. Or even one with just one fruit, for example just green kiwi, or just strawberries.