Quite often on a weekend we have pizza, I have given up buying it. Too salty and mega expensive..
Making your own is easy, and the kids love rolling their own base and making a topping. If you have a thermo the dough recipe is great. I have added one below that is good with the stand mixer or by hand..
Usually the dough mix will make 2 pizzas which is more than enough for our little family. The dough freezes well and even keeps in the fridge for about 5 days. But while you have all the bit out you might as well make scrolls.
Form the dough in to a rectangle, spread your counter with flour and roll out the dough using a rolling pin to about 1/2 a cm thick. Then just spread the base with tomato paste leaving 3-5cm at the end plain, if I have time I mix a little cooked carrot, zucchini & onion with passata and cook it down to sneak in a little more veggies.
Top the dough with your kids fave toppings, mine only eat Ham & Pineapple (hence the sneaky veg) but the sky is the limit really! Starting at the long and topped end (see pic above) roll the pizza into a log, then use a little bit of water or oil on the plain dough end to stick the log together.
Cut the roll in pieces about 4cm thick. Place on a lined baking tray and either bake for approx 30mins or until browned and risen with your pizza.
Place in the fridge and pull them out and bake them fresh as you need them, nothing like fresh bread. All you need do is take them out of the oven for at least 30 mins before baking…
Perfect for little lunches, not bag for big tummies either!
- 4 cups plain flour
- 2 teaspoon dry yeast
- 1 tbs brown sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1½ cups lukewarm water
- Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl and add oil and water.
- Using a bench mixer or your hand, mix to a soft dough.
- Then knead in the mixer or on a floured surface until soft and pliable, about 5-10 mins.
- Line a bowl with a spray/drop of olive oil then pop the dough in and cover it with cling wrap and leave in a warm spot for 30-60 minutes. The dough should double in size.
- When it has risen, 'punch' the dough once to remove air bubbles.
- Roll the dough out to desired size and add favourite toppings.