Tomatoes three ways pizza

3 Mar

When next you think about what a pain in the arse making your own pizza might conceivably be when wandering the ready-meal aisle of your local supermarket, just think about this recipe.

Not only is it cheaper than ready-made – cheaper, even, than your Tesco brands – but it is a gazillion times tastier than ready-made – gazillion, yes, times better than even supposed “posh” supermarket brands. Woman would know. In a moment of what must have been other-worldy possession she bought a ready-made pizza from her local, and realised that what she might have tolerated drunk and hungry at 2am, could not be tolerated while sobre – or in posession of self respect.

This is serious business.

  • Pizza dough base (as here, but with an extra 1/2 tsp of yeast)
  • 1/4 C nicoise olives
  • 2 roma tomatoes, cut into 1cm thick slices
  • 1/4 C sun-dried tomatoes
  • 100g white cheese

Tomato sauce

  • 1 can whole peeled tomatoes
  • balsamic vinegar
  • 50ml water
  • sun-dried tomatoes

Make pizza dough as in the linked recipe. You can just let it prove for about an hour, but this time Man Woman had made up the dough the night before we ate the pizza, putting it in the fridge overnight and then taking it out before going to work in the morning. This made for a really tasty and more thick & chewy pizza base.

Make sauce by basically chucking all ingredients in, and cook down the sauce for about 20 minutes.

Assemble pizza and throw in the oven at 200C for about 12 minutes.

Estimated cost: £3.50

Musical accompaniment: BBC World News


One Response to “Tomatoes three ways pizza”

  1. My Grandparent's Kitchen March 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. ~Doug Larson

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