Thursday, 25 September 2014

Perfect Mid-Week Pizza

Pizza is probably my favourite comfort food. Thin, crispy base, a hit of hot, and oozy, melted cheese. You can't beat it. When I saw this recipe for 'cheats pizza' in Jamie's 30 Minute Meals my heart literally jumped for joy and I thought it was high time I shared it with all of you. You can make this dough in under 5 minutes and it doesn't need time to rise or anything. You can bang the whole thing out in 20 minutes.

Play around with toppings... Try red pesto instead of tomato sauce and add all manner of veg and meats. You are guaranteed a delicious, indulgent dinner every time.

For the base:

  • 1/3rd cup of water
  • 1 cup of flour

Weight doesn't matter much with this recipe, just as long as you get the ratio right. If you find that the dough is too wet, add more flour, or too dry, add more water. Simple as that. You should end up with a ball of dough that is easy to roll out without sticking to your worktop.

Once you've combined the water and flour to make your dough, dust a work surface lightly in flour and roll out. The dough should end up about half a cm thick. If you find you've made too much, just wrap the excess in clingfilm and keep in the freezer for a rainy day.

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan. Fold the dough (lightly) in half, or quarters, and then transfer to the pan (this means the dough is less likely to break) and then fold back out. Spread a spoonful of your tomato base on the pizza. I always find a Lloyd Grossman pasta sauce works well. Then go mad with your toppings.

Fry lightly for about 5-10 minutes. The dough shouldn't stick to the pan at all and you can peak underneath to check it's not burning. Once the cheese/tomato base start bubbling slightly, transfer the pan to under the grill and grill for a further 5-10 minutes.

Once the cheese is golden brown, remove from the pan and sprinkle with plenty of basil and spinach. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


  1. so easy! i'm trying this tomorrow!

  2. Oh-em-gee this looks so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin, if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo