Homemade Pizzas

13 Jan

I decided that I’d make pizzas for us on Saturday night. When I say “I’d make Pizzas” I mean that I’d make the raw materials and everyone could make their own. Here are the results!


Evie’s (top left) is heavy on the olives (strange child) with a bit of ham and more cheese put in her mouth as she was topping than on the pizza.

Mum’s (top right) made by Evie with me trying to fight her off and make it slightly more presentable!

Mine (bottom left) quickly thrown together before Evie got the chance to break off eating hers and “help” me.

Rod’s (bottom right) heavy on the cheese and meat and no olives! And look how I accidentally rolled it into a heart shape for him…awww!

Here’s the recipe to make 4 pizzas from scratch:

Pizza base


500g strong white bread flour

1 tsp salt

1 sachet easy yeast

2 tbsp olive oil

300ml warm water (made from 200ml cold and 100ml boiling)


  1. Mix flour, salt and yeast in large bowl by hand or in cake mixer with dough hook attached.
  2. With mixer mixing or stirring add oil and then water until a soft dough is formed.
  3. Knead for 10 minutes by hand or 5 minutes with mixer. Leave to prove until doubled in size.
  4. After this time knock back and knead for a few minutes. Split into 4 and roll into circles about 25cm diameter.
  5. Place on greased baking sheet ready for toppings.

Pizza sauce


1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped finely

1 clove of garlic, chopped finely

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tin chopped tomatoes

1 tsp sugar

half tsp salt

1 tsp balsamic vinegar


  1. Heat olive oil in a deep pan or wok style frying pan
  2. Add onion, garlic and oregano and soften gently for 10 minutes.
  3. Add rest of ingredients and bubble for 15-20 minutes unti thickened.
  4. Allow to cool ready for use.


This is really up to you. I used mozzerella chopped into cubes, sliced mushrooms, black olives from a jar, a pack of Italian salamis, cooked ham. Everyone can then make their own to their liking.

Bake at 210fan 230C for about 15 minutes or until browned underneath.



2 Responses to “Homemade Pizzas”

  1. savorlifesflavors January 13, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    YUM. I love making pizzas. 🙂


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