I don't think I've ever met anyone who doesn't like Pizza (or if I have we probably aren't friends) but I have met HUNDREDS of people who have attempted and failed to make their own - including me.
FEAR NOT readers, for I have a simple recipe to share with you all.
I've made my own pizzas in the past and I hold my hands up - they were terrible. Just awful. Either too doughy and dense, or too brittle and about to snap. But today I just fancied making some, and I'm pleased to say they worked!
Preheat Oven: 220/240 degrees
450g Plain flour
1 sachet/7g Dried yeast
310ml warm water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon sea salt
I have a pizza stone which I used to cook on but any old baking tray will work as well.
First things first, must 'de-ring'.
Sieve the flour and sea salt onto a work surface and make a well.
Mix the water, oil and dried yeast in a jug then slowly pour into the middle of the well.
Push the flour from the top of the well into the middle and swirl the mixture. Keep repeating this until everything is mixed together, then begin to knead until your dough is just about sticky and elastic-y.
Place your dough into a bowl and either cling-film or put a damp cloth over the top.
I left my dough for an hour, the dough should double in size.
Have a cuppa' while you wait - all this kneading has made Piggy sleepy.
Time to get a rollin'.
This part depends on how thick you like your base - I rolled my dough out as thin as possible - I'm more of a thin base person (don't get me wrong though, throw a stuffed crust Domino's pizza my way and I'm your gal)
Aaaanyway, let's get saucy.
For the tomato base I used:
But you can add whatever you like. Plain tomato passata will work perfectly, I just like my pizzas to have a wee kick.
Start in the middle and work your tomato base out in circles, spreading the mix evenly.
I have also slightly folded the edge in, so the sauce doesn't spill over.
The fun part - toppings!
My selection included:
I should have been more adventurous - maybe dark chocolate, ooo maybe beetroot next time...
I also made doughballs, beware they are lethal.
Dunk these little fellas into some garlic butter and let the addiction commence.
I used the leftover tomato base as a dipping sauce.
And there we have it!
Great for an indulgent night in with friends - sharing is caring...if you have to.
Molly, 23, London.
A tiny food pornographer, with a minor addiction to burgers and sushi. Following a dairy-free diet not by choice, but forever choosing to eat cheese and chocolate.