Doughball time!

A couple of weeks back we were pretty snowed in (except for the huge ASDA across the road) which meant I could experiment with a savoury recipe that wasn't restricted by time. I've always wanted to make pizza (who doesn't love pizza?!) but to make it properly from scratch without 'cheating', you just can't rush it.

I haven't used yeast since cookery class at school and was reminded why as it gave off its lovely yeasty whiff while working its magic with the other ingredients. After that early stage it was actually pretty fun; kneading dough can seemingly be quite good stress relief and a bit of a workout! After lots of resting, a sprinkling of flour and some good pizza stretching (my Domino's Pizza work experience came in useful) I was ready to top!

Homemade Pizza

Now the recipe I found was originally a margherita, but where's the fun in that? This was going to be a good hearty meal, so after digging around the fridge I found a few scrummy additions to throw on. In retrospect, I should have fried off the mushrooms, onions and peppers a little before putting it in the oven...

Homemade Pizza

It came out looking positively delicious! However once it was cut into it was noticeably juicy! The veggies & mushrooms had let off their juices as it cooked so definitely worth a quick pre-fry next time to result in a perfect pizza. Mmm.


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