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Homemade Pizza

I don't think I know one single person who doesn't like pizza. Pizza is pretty much a universally loved food isn't it?

I have my favourite brands of oven pizzas, takeaway pizzas and pizzas eaten in restaurants, but I don't know how it's got to the point of close to 24 years being on this earth and having not yet made my own homemade pizza dough and creating my own pizza at home. Shame on me. And as is always the way that these things go, now I want to eat homemade pizza all the time. I even heard Shay utter the words 'why would you ever order pizza again?' but I'm not sure we're ready to turn our back on Dominos just yet.

I love the whole process of bread making, I find it really nerve wracking because I invest a lot of emotion in my baking, for example the pure elation of seeing your dough successfully prove and also the utter tragedy of a dough that has failed to rise. Sad times.

I literally just used the first recipe I found, but I'm now really intrigued to improve on this first attempt and really get my pizza making skills down to a tee, so if you have any pizza dough recipes that you have tried and tested or ones that you swear by, please let me know in the comments, I need some guidance here.

We went for a simple passata base with some seasoning and garlic, and then just put basically every topping you could think of on top. I have to admit, it made the trip to the supermarket quite fun, literally just throwing things into the trolley! I went for mozzarella, pepperoni, red and green peppers, red onion, mushrooms, black olives and asparagus (because it's still British and in season). A slight drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and in the oven the went for about 10-15 minutes until the dough was cooked and verging on crispy and all the veg had cooked through.

I still am astounded at just how easy the whole process was and I cannot wait to experiment more with this. As mentioned, if you have any good pizza recipes for dough, base or toppings - let me know!