Friday, 1 May 2009

Homemade Pizza

I think I have found pizza heaven.  Seriously...I'm in love.  

Whilst checking out Annies Eats yesterday I found a fantastic picture of pizza.  It was that good it had me drooling on my computer keyboard.  We have been meaning to try making our own pizza for a while now but always were under the impression it was more hassle than it was worth.  After looking at Annie's picture and reading through the recipe it all looked fairly simple, and it would be inexcusable to not at least give it a bash.

So ingredients bought hubby and I settled into the kitchen to whip up a culinary masterpiece.  That is where I discovered I hadn't read the recipe as thoroughly as I thought.  We had to leave the dough for 1.5-2hrs.  Well seriously, its dough, what did I think was going to happen with it!  So after palming hubby off with carrots and humus to keep him going we continued with the creating.

Annie's recipe is really easy to follow, both for the dough and for the pesto topping suggestion as well.  Actually we made two things for the first time today, pizza dough and pesto.  The pesto was really well flavoured although we used Pecorino rather than Parmesan as I hate the stuff.  I could have done with more basil, but that's just a judgement error.  

So dough made, pesto blitzed, mozzarella grated we were ready to go.  We decided to follow the recipe and use some cooked chicken and sliced cherry tomatoes, but hubby had to add some chorizo for a little extra zing.

So 12 minutes in the oven and we couldn't wait any longer.  The smells coming from the oven were saliva inducing.  And that's it.  To be honest it probably could have done with another couple of minutes just to brown the cheese a little more, but it was still really good.

See the picture below and head over to Annies Eats for the recipe.  Oh and while you are there check out her fantastic owl cupcakes! 


  1. mmmm that looks delicious! home made pizza is just so great! Love the idea of a pesto topping, will have to try on the next batch!

  2. pizza looks dope, try putting the pesto in the dough when your making it, comes out real good.

  3. Thanks for that Jimmy - I will give it a try.

  4. I like.... nice your blog... nice you too...