Saturday, 27 October 2012

Playing with recipes (Pizza)

I have always wanted to make Pizza myself because i love eating it but every time i read about recipes for it, they always talk about this 'stone' that is required to make it so i had an idea in absent of the stone i wouldn't be able to make it at home. The other day i was at the supermarket shopping and i saw Pizza base and i  said to myself it wouldn't hurt to try it out it wasn't expensive at all, at that point i thought of making it on top the oven rack so if it comes out good oh well great! if it doesn't then at least i would know i gave it a try...first time i tried it the oven was too hot and the base got burnt but it tasted good all the same but the second time i made it tasted AWESOME!!!...almost finished eating it before i remembered i haven't taken a picture with one even though i cheated with buying the dough i have an idea it would be much better if i make the dough myself, will try that some other time. Fell free to play with the toppings and add whatever you feel like,experiment and play different stuff.
Note that all these ingredients apart from the tomatoes sauce are all optional you can use whatever you like for you topping.

  • pizza base
  • tomatoes cut round to form circle
  • tomatoes paste
  • canned tomatoes
  • basil chopped
  • cheese: mozzarella grated
  •             parmesan grated
  •             cheddar grated
  • garlic minced
  • bacon cut in big chunks
  • mushroom cut in chunks
  • sausage cut horizontally
  • onions diced for the sauce and cut in circles for the topping
  • beef stock
  • green pepper cut in long strands
  • carrots cut in long strands
  • Italian spices
  • olive oil
  • bay leaf
  • salt
  • black pepper


1. Heat a pan and add the bacon stir until bacon is crisp,remove from pan. Do same for the mushroom stir until the liquid is out. Transfer to a paper towel and set aside.
2. To make the tomatoes sauce. Heat olive oil in a pan. Stir in onions and garlic. Add the canned tomatoes, tomatoes paste, Italian spices, beef stock, bay leaf, basil, salt and black pepper. Simmer until it is a thick spreadable sauce. Remove from heat and take out the bayleaf.
3. Preheat the oven 220c
4. Spread a generous amount of the tomatoes paste on the pizza base. Start adding your toppings as desired. Tomatoes, susages, bacon, mushroom, onions, green pepper, carrots, finish off with the cheese and sprinkle olive oil on top of it.
5. Place in the oven if you don't have a pizza stone place on top your oven rack. Bake for 10 -15 minutes or until the base is crisp.

Delicious Pizza

After the dressing before it went into the oven

On top of my oven rack

I took a bite and the rest is history...