Pizza is a favourite take out meal of mine. I love the massive carb and cheese fest. What’s great about making your own though, is that you can have it exactly as you want. Triple cheese? No problem. Different meats? Great. Chocolate spread? Whatever floats your boat.
I’ve found a great recipe for a simple dough base- http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4683/pizza-margherita-in-4-easy-steps
You can put things into the dough too, for example; I put some garlic granules. You could use cheese or herbs etc.
Then I simply put it together how I want.
Firstly though, as I want a deep pan base, I let the dough rise for a good couple of hours. Then I let it to rise again after the toppings are on. For a thin and crispy base, you don’t have to let it rise. So it makes a great quick and easy meal.
After letting my dough rise, and kneading it again, I pushed it into my pizza pan. Then I choose my sauce to be a mix of tomato puree and BBQ sauce (remember to not spread all the way to the edges, you want a crust)
Grated Mozzarella was liberally spread over the sauce, then on goes:
And a sprinkling of basil
Then ‘cos I want more cheese in my life, more Mozzarella and finally mature cheddar.
It was cooked on gas 6 for about 30 minutes.
Here’s the beast!
Come to Mama!
was forced to share shared it with the Husb’ and I’m gutted there was only 1 piece leftover 😦