I was round cutting my friends hair (yes, I am a qualified hairdresser too) and we were talking about what they were going to eat for the week. They had all their meals planned out for the week so they new what they were going to make and prepare. But when I say pizza I had to ask whether they were making their own or not.
It turned out that this was there takeaway night which is fine, we all deserve to relax and take the stress out of cooking by getting someone else to do all the hard work for us. But this got me thinking and with me liking to watch the pennies I decided I would go home and make my own from what I had lying around in the fridge.
This attempt turned out to be very successful. Using a classic Jamie Oliver technique to make the dough that doesn’t involve letting the dough rise, this go to recipe allows you to make a pizza in less time than it would take you to order and have one delivered.
Give it a go and see how you get on. The toppings I used was what I had lying around in the fridge so use your imagination and use what ever you have taking up space in yours.
- 2 tbsp of tomato puree
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 beetroot sliced
- 2 asparagus chopped
- 2 tbsp chickpeas
- handful of grated Cheddar cheese
Roast the onion, beetroot and asparagus in a little olive oil in the oven for 20 minutes at 200 C. Once cooked set aside and make the dough while this is cooking.
Dough Recipe (served 1-2)
- 1 mug (coffee) of flour
- 1 mug of water
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
Add all in to a bowl and mix or if you have a food processor, add all into the processor and mix. If too wet keep adding flour until the mixture ends up as a ball in the machine and the side are pretty clean.
Flour a chopping board and kneed the dough until its nice and smooth. Then roll our to the size and thickness you desire for your pizza.
Heat a frying pan with a little olive oil. When the pan is hot and you have prepared the pizza base, add to the pan and get to work on the top.
Making the pizza!
Now that the base is in the frying pan, preheat the grill to high so that is ready to finish off the pizza.
Now while the base is cooking, add the puree and cover. Add more puree if needed. Then add the roasted vegetables. Now finish with the grated cheese. Keep checking the base to make sure its is browning nicely but not burning. Once it has a nice colour and is crispy place the pan under the grill.
Cook for a further 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted but not burning. Just keep an eye on it. Once you are happy, remove and place on a chopping board. Slice and enjoy!!