Pizza from SCRATCH

As part of Bread Week (it’s basically GBBO in here) we made pizza! I had plain flour in the cupboard and wanted a simple recipe without any faff so of course I turned to ‘A Girl Called Jack’ by Jack Monroe. If you haven’t got this book in your kitchen, buy it now. It’s budget store cupboard cooking at its finest. Nothing feels like you’re missing out and you can serve all the recipes to your friends with pride. Buy it.

This pizza dough is a tweaked from a recipe for Penny Pizzas, made into one very circle of heaven.

I wasn’t in the mood to cook a batch of tomato sauce for the topping and I’m not always a big fan of the slightly intense raw taste of tomato puree or passata. Here’s my cheaty-no-cook-tomato-sauce recipe for those who want to spice up the basics:

1/2 carton passata
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 heaped tsp Chillish chilli oil (from Pollyanna’s Kitchen, bought from the Chilli fiesta!)

If you don’t have Chillish oil, drizzle in a tsp of chilli oil, a sprinkle of chilli flakes and a couple of chopped sun dried tomatoes. The finished sauce has a rich, deep flavour and gets rid of the rawness of the tomato.

We topped with cheese (use vegan cheese or nooch), mushrooms, olives, peppers and basil. Yum.



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