If you are my friend in real life, or in the blogosphere, you will more than likely already know that I am a massive fan of pizza. I'm practically on first name terms with the Dominos and Pizza Hut delivery people (okay, slight exaggeration, but it's close to the truth, I swear it!) and I probably end up having a store-bought pizza at least once a week.
Every so often though, I like to make my own pizza.
(Don't get excited, I haven't suddenly became a top chef overnight - this is one of the few things I can actually make!)
This is the pizza I made last night. It doesn't look QUITE as appetising in picture form than it does in real life, but trust me, it's yummy. And fairly simple to make, believe it or not!
The recipe is based on a cheese scone recipe. Cheese scones are one of the first things I ever learned to make.
So the base is essentially a giant cheese scone. Yum.
So here is my adaption of the recipe to make pizza for two (or possibly three or four as a little snack).
For the base:
350 g self-raising flour
pinch salt and pepper
100g cheese, grated
4 tablespoons of milk
Herbs (if desired)
Small amount of bolognese sauce
Whatever veg or meat you wish to add.
Mix together the flour, margarine, salt and pepper. Once that's mixed together properly, add the cheese. The egg and milk should be mixed together before it is added gradually to the rest of the mix.
(I tend to end up adding another tablespoon or two of milk to the mix as occasionally it can take a while to mix in all the flour. )
I then added some herbs, which is not necessary, but I like it. I added some basil and oregano, as that was all I had in terms of herbs.
I also tossed in a touch of garlic powder.
I sometimes make two larger pizzas out of the mix, or split it into small sections, depending on whether I'm feeding just myself or other people. The pizza i made last night was the size of the one below, plus I made three large slices with the remainder of the mix - one for my flatmate and two for my lunch today and tomorrow. (The pizza also tastes nice cold)
Another variation I have made in the past is try to make my own version of a stuffed crust - by rolling the pizza out extra thinly at the end, laying some small slices of cheese on it then folding it back on itself. That's also proved to be a success in the past.
Once I had the dough all rolled out, I placed it on a greased tray and heated up the oven to 220 degrees C.
I chose to use some Dolmio extra mushroom bolognese sauce as a topping, followed by many chopped up mushrooms and onions. I then used a mix of two different cheeses on top of this.
10-15 mins in the oven and VOILA! I set to work with my pizza slicer and the pizza was ready to eat.
To be honest, I'd already stuffed a few slices in my mouth BEFORE I snapped the pic at the top of this post.
It was DELICIOUS!
Oh yes, I DO like pizza . . . :)
Do you have a special recipe for anything?