homemade pizza

homemade pizza

oven: 200C/180C fan/gas 6


This is for a triple batch, which makes twelve 9 inch pizzas. Make sure you have plenty of freezer space to store all these!

For the dough
20g dried yeast
3 tsp salt
dessertspoon sugar
1500g bread flour
drizzle oil, plus extra for greasing
1 litre lukewarm water

For the tomato sauce
300g onions, sliced into rings
3 teaspoons garlic powder
6 cans chopped tomatoes
30g tomato puree

freshly ground black pepper
250g cheese to sprinkle


Put yeast in approx. 300ml hand hot water with sugar, leave to stand in a warm place until a frothy head has formed.

Meanwhile warm flour on top of your oven while it cooks something else! Add the salt to the flour, then a drizzle of oil, then begin to add the warm yeasty water.

When that’s combined, add more hand hot water until you have a dough which comes away cleanly from the sides of the bowl.

Divide this dough into 12 equal portions and stretch them into thin discs approx 9 ins in diameter, on baking sheets.

If you would prefer, you can make 1/3rd of the dough into a large square pizza, and serve a quarter of this per person, as shown in the image above.

Put these in a warm place for approx 45 minutes to 1 hr until fat and puffy.

While this is happening, prepare your sauce: fry the onions and seasonings in the oil, add tomatoes and reduce down until it is a thick glossy sauce.

When the pizza bases are puffed, pop them in the oven at gas 6 for 2 minutes, remove, ladle on 1/12th of the sauce spreading thinly, bake for 4 more minutes, then sprinkle with cheese (1/12th) and bake again til cheese melts.

Just after sprinkling with the cheese, but before the last baking is the best time to freeze these.