I’ve never made Pizza from scratch before, and I had no idea it would take so long. Overall, I reckon it is worth the effort, but only on a day when there isn’t much else on!
How to make pizza sauce
For the sauce, I simmered a pan full of skinned fresh, chopped tomatoes for a couple of hours until they had reduced by about half. I then added a chopped chilli, 1/2 tsp of smoked Paprika (gives the sauce a piquant meatiness. Adding fried smoky bacon would do the same), several garlic cloves and a dash of Worcester sauce. Simmer this until it all becomes a little syrupy.
My half had to remain cheese free, sigh, as dairy has become my nemesis. But the pile of veggies, home reared ham, pineapple & sultanas almost made up for it!
The dough recipe I pinched from the Baking Mad site and quite frankly, it can’t be improved upon. This recipe makes 3 pizzas, which has left my freezer a little fuller and my evenings a little easier this month. Click here to find out how to make pizza dough.
And then, if you’re feeling very energetic, try this;