Easy Peasy Pizza

Morning everyone!

If you’re like me, you’re taking advantage of the gorgeous weather we’ve been having in Britain this week. And with lovely weather and eating outside, I just want pizza!  Homemade pizza, if you please.

 Now the first thing I thought before making homemade pizza is, ‘This is going to be a lot of hard work!’ but honestly, it was incredibly easy and so much more rewarding than ordering a pizza from a pizza parlour.  I made the pizza dough in the morning in about 8 minutes – no jokes! – and left it to rise while I went out to meet friends for a playdate.  I came home and the pizza was in the oven within 20 minutes.  Seriously!

 So I followed the great pizza dough recipe from Planner Perfect Meals.  Quick and easy-peasy!

 Once you’ve made your dough, you’ll need the following ingredients.

 a half a tin of chopped tomatoes

shredded cheese

toppings of your choice

Salt

dried oregano

dried basil

 Okay, so like I said, I made the pizza dough using Planner Perfect Meals recipe and left it to rise while I went out.When I got home it was nice and risen and waiting to be made into delicious pizza!  I stored it in my airing cupboard to rise as it was the warmest and most undisturbed place I could think of.  I had placed a little olive oil on top of the surface of the dough and covered it with a piece of cling film.  The oil is so that the cling film doesn’t stick.

 Then I took a half a tin of chopped tomatoes and pureed them using my hand blender. Then lay out your ingredients on the counter so you’re all set.

 Grease your pizza tin with a little olive oil or non stick spray!

 Now take your dough, give it a quick knead and then spread it into your pizza pan.  I wanted to do a tray bake pizza instead  of a round pizza.  It takes a little patience as you don’t want the dough to tear while you spread it. Even my little helper is impressed, lol!

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Now spread the tomato sauce onto the pizza dough. Then follow with your toppings and then the grated cheese.  I added some salt, dried oregano and basil for an authentic italian flavour.

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Now place it into a preheated oven at 200 degrees celcius/400 degrees farenheit for 25-35 minutes.

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And it’s done!  In case you’re wondering, the toppings we used are our favourites – smoked bacon and sliced banana!  It sounds revolting but it’s one of those strange combos that works like a charm.  You know like peanut butter and celery.  You gotta try it!

If you want to try it on a smaller scale, then just fry some smoked bacon and serve it like a sandwich with some sliced banana added.  Try it and you’ll love it.  It’s even better on a pizza!

Mama R

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