Homemade pizzas are easy to make, versatile and far tastier and healthier than shop bought ones. This one uses two cheeses, onions, red peppers and olives. But you can have practically any topping under the sun on yours.
- Flour (use buckwheat for a healthy alternative)
- Olive oil
- Cheese of your choice (cheddar, mozarella, feta...)
- Homemade tomato sauce - see here
- Handful of olives
- 1 red pepper
Other base ideas:
- Other grains, such as buckwheat
- Cauliflower - tried, wouldn't recommend!
- Squash - tried, pretty good see below
- Sweet potato
Other topping ideas:
- Artichoke, basil and mozzarella
- Courgette, lemon and feta
- Fennel, sweet potato and feta
- Beetroot, roasted garlic and feta
1. The dough
- Mix the butter into the flour with your fingertips
- Create a well and pour in some water
- Knead the dough into a ball and then roll it out
- Place the pastry into a dish and precook in the oven for 10 minutes
2. Prepare the topping ingredients - chop the veg, grate the cheese, prepare garnishes
- Spread the passata over the pastry
- Add the cheese, onions, fresh tomatoes and peppers
- Top with the olives
- Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes
- Add the basil towards the end of cooking
Pizza with a squash base
This recipe is a great way to get an extra veg in your pizza, in the base of all places! It's gluten-free and a good alternative to flour. It came out really well, and was surprising dough-like. I would also recommend using squash combined with a little buckwheat or another flour in order to make breads as well.
Squash (1 whole one)
Buckwheat flour (1-2 cups)
Salt, pepper and oregano
- Combine ingredients. No water needed.
- Spread the mix out onto a baking sheet with a spoon. Make it fairly thin so it
cooks all the way through and becomes nice and crispy.
- Cook at 220 for 20-30 minutes before adding toppings