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  • Fran, Adam and Angie

Make Summat Outta Nowt #5 Easy Peasy Pizza

In our house Friday is usually take-away day, so for the next few Fridays we will be giving you some quick, easy and cheap recipes to make at home, as you've probably guessed from the title today its pizza.

You can stick pretty much anything on a pizza, even that tin of pineapple in the back of your cupboard that went out of date in 2015! It'll be fine honestly! The best pizza i ever made at home had a baked bean base, corned beef, onion and cheese- amazing! I've even seen sweet ones with chocolate spread and marshmallows, that might be worth a try?

So pizza, bread base, a tomatoey sauce on top, then chopped meats and veg and then cheese.

I'm not going to give you topping ideas, just use whatever you've got in your fridge or store cupboard, send us a picture of your creations. Here are a few ideas for bases and sauces;

Pizza bases

Easiest ever pizza base- pitta bread.

If you read Mondays blog #1 on breads, any of the flatbreads will work as a thin and crispy base

Scone base (serves 2)

110g self raising flour

25g margerine

4 tbsp milk

50g cheese(miss this out if you dont have enough)

  1. oven on at 180c

  2. make the base by sieving flour and adding margarine rub them together and add milk then add the cheese so you get a cheesy base

  3. roll out to round shape the wider the base the crisper it is-

  4. Put your sauce and toppings on then cook in oven for 15-20 minutes

Easy pizza dough (Serves 6)

375g (13 oz) plain flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon caster sugar

7g (1/4 oz) dried active baking yeast

2 tablespoons olive oil

225ml (8 fl oz) warm water

  1. Combine flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Mix in oil and warm water. Spread out on a large pizza pan. Top as desired.

  2. Bake at 190 C / Gas mark 5 for 20 to 25 minutes.


Tinned tomatoes- Put in a pan with garlic and mixed herbs if you have them, cook for a few minutes until the sauce has thickened

Tomato paste-Put two large tablespoons of tomato paste in a bowl with four tablespoons of water add a crushed clove of garlic and some mixed herbs and stir.

*Tip- don't spread your sauce right to the edge, it will burn, leave 1-2 inches around the edge.

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