Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Culinary Genious'

One thing I love almost as much as clothes is cooking and baking. I love making things from scratch, they taste so much nicer and you feel a lot better knowing exactly what has gone into it. It also helps when I'm bored. One thing me and Neil make on an almost weekly basis is pizza. We have an unhealthy addiction. But they just taste sooo good. We use a recipe which is probably about 30 years which we found on a yellowed piece of paper in his house. So I thought I would share it with all those pizza lovers out there. 
Note, this recipe makes 2 LARGE pizzas. Or you could make 1 pizza and use the rest of the dough to make bread which we did on this occasion. 
Also note that because this recipe is really old, its in ounces and not grams.

10oz Plain flour
1oz Butter
0.5oz Yeast (2 packets)
1/2 pint Warm water

Sieve the flour into a large bowl and rub in the butter until there are no lumps of it left. 
Add the yeast and then the warm water. 
Then get your hands really dirty and mix it together until it forms a dough.
Start kneading the dough on the table for 10 minutes, adding more plain flour until it isn't at all sticky.
Half the dough and roll out into a circle with a rolling pin.
Place it on a pizza tray and press it to the edges until it is a perfect circle. (Do this for both pizzas, obviously).

And now for the toppings! You can literally put anything on your pizza but there are a few things I would suggest as they make them delicious!

Squeeze as much tomato puree on your pizza as you would like and spread with a teaspoon.
Using a garlic crusher, crush 2 medium sized pieces of garlic on top of the puree and spread out.
Add as much cheese on your pizza as you like.
Place the topping of your choice on top of the cheese.
Mix up a herb oil in a tea cup. Put about 2cm worth of sunflower oil in the cup and add a generous amount of Italian herbs and mix. Then drizzle over your pizzas with a teaspoon.
It makes the top crispy and full of flavour.

On this occasion, we decided to make some bread along with the pizza. Mine are obviously the pretty plaits, and Neils are the lumps of bread...

If you do end up making a pizza this way, please let me know how it tastes! 
Hope you like it! XOXO


  1. That looks delish! Love how you use such an old recipe! And I'm pretty impressed with the neat bread making skills! xx

  2. i haven't baked or made pizza in ages, exams have taken over!
    may have to put on my oven gloves and make this soon :o)