I love pizza and so do my kids, I’ve made pizza from scratch once, but the dough was so laborious! Mostly I experiment with different brands from the supermarket or a Domino’s delivery! They just don’t ever taste that good and we always have lots left over.
Last week, in Tesco’s, I spotted a pack of pizza dough and thought that would be a good compromise, I wouldn’t have to make the dough but I could control the topping.
Well, I have to say the results were outstanding, I have never seen pizzas disappear so quickly! So get yourself down to Tesco’s and try for yourself. There is one secret though- your own tomato sauce is essential.
To make life easier, I make a double batch of sauce, so you can get two meals out of one. See my post on making your own tomato sauce- Caroline’s Tomato Sauce.
1 pack of Pizza dough
1 portion of Tomato Sauce :1 onion (chopped), 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp sugar or honey,
1 clove garlic (chopped), A good slug of red wine, 2 tbsp tomato puree, 1 tbsp tomato ketchup,
400g tin chopped tomatoes.
Toppings: Grated cheese (Cheddar/Mozzarella is good), Chorizo, Ham, Mushrooms, Tuna Sweetcorn etc
Pre-heat the oven to 200c. The dough makes 2 pizzas, divide the dough and put onto a floured surface to roll out. Split the tomato sauce between each base then add whatever toppings you fancy. Bake for 15 minutes.
These pizzas are quite filling! A couple of slices is enough and they taste great served with a simple salad and some homemade potato wedges.
To make the wedges, I have a great little gadget from The Pampered Chef range. (Amazon sell something similar) It can be used to core and wedge apples too but is super fast cutting potatoes. Put the wedges into a plastic bag with 2tbsps of olive oil and shake until covered. Pour onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with a vegetable stock cube or Bouillon powder. Bake for 45 mins at 200c, turning at half time.