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Soaked flour pizza bases

Occasionally we feel like pizza, be we don't like takeaway pizza because we don't really know what's in it or on it and we usually end up feeling ill after eating it.  Homemade pizza is a bit of work, its very messy when we make it (because we usually make a few at a time because when you're cutting up all those toppings you may as well make more than one), there always seems to be flour all around the kitchen when we've finished, but its worth it for all that delicious pizza.

I've experimented with a few different bases.  I used to use a simple homemade pastry, which was a nice thin base, but then I started baking my own bread, and now we use the same recipe to make the pizza bases.  I shared my bread recipe recently on Wholefood Mama's blog, for the pizza bases I leave out the sunflower and chia seeds, but I do use some wholemeal flour, as we like the flavour.  One batch of dough makes four pizzas, so we can have pizza for lunch for a few days.  We bake the pizza in our Weber BBQ on a pizza stone.



For pizza toppings, we use the opportunity to use up whatever is in the fridge or freezer.  Usually we pile on far to much, even when we are trying not to!  Some suggestions:
  • Tomato paste for the sauce (I know people make fancy sauces, homemade chutney is delicious, I would use that if I had it!)
  • Garlic, onoin and herbs (especially basil and oregano)
  • Ham or bacon
  • Salami or wurst or sausage or any other leftover meat
  • Tomato slices or cherry tomatoes
  • Capsicum
  • Mushroom
  • Olives
  • Homemade cheese
  • Pineapple (fresh or canned)
Do you make pizza?  Any tips?

Comments

  1. Yes we make pizza. Sometimes just a simple base but most often sour dough. We add toppings of whatever we have available. Summers the best for me with tomatoes and capsicum and basil pesto. I love it when we have our own cheese to add to the toppings.

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  2. I love making pizzas, and will make a double batch of the pizza dough, and then tons of different toppings. It is great for when we have all the family around. I bought one of those pizza grillers at a garage sale and it makes a nice pizza, although I have to find a better way of putting the pizza onto the hot stone. So far I find it better to put the dough onto it and add the toppings in situ. You have to be quick. How do you move your pizza onto the hot stone?

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    1. We have two round pizza trays and we make the pizza on the tray and put the whole thing on the stone. I'm not sure if that's what you're supposed to do, but it works!

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  3. I use non-stick baking paper - putting the pizza dough on it and then the toppings and when the stone is hot I transfer the pizza to stone holding opposite corners of the baking paper. Joy

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  4. We have some pizza trays picked up at a garage sale. There is a photo and our toppings at http://homehillfarm.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/sourdough-pizza-sourdough-biscuits-diet.html
    Pizza is a terribly dangerous food. Firstly the dough recipe always makes more than one base and secondly who has ever stopped at one slice.

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  5. It sounds like pizza is a popular dish with a few others as well....

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