The beauty of making and eating pizza, especially when you make it from scratch is that it can contain anything you like as your toppings choice. We all love different pizza toppings in our family so when we order takeaway pizza or buy pizza from the supermarket, we struggle to agree on which toppings to choose from.
I used to think that making my own pizzas required skill in the kitchen, yeast and perhaps a bread maker, but I was so wrong. My pizza dough is made from three ingredients and takes seconds to prepare. It’s a foolproof recipe that you cannot mess up, so if you’re not comfortable in the kitchen, I promise you’ll be fine with this easy pizza dough recipe.
For speed I used my food processor with the blade attachment in it, but if you don’t have a food processor then a bowl and spoon will work just as well.
My three simple ingredients are as follows
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 1tbsp oil
That’s it! This will make two small to medium thin crust pizzas so you can adjust your quantities according to how large or thick you want the pizza to be. Cooking times will be for small to medium thin crust pizzas so be aware if you are increasing the quantity to increase the cooking time.
In the food processor add the ingredients and whizz until a dough is formed. (If you’re not convinced watch the video below to see it in action) If the mixture is too dry or too sticky then add either water to bind or flour to loosen as required, but only add a small amount at a time.
This works out to be such a cheap way to make pizza that you can almost make this when you think you have nothing in the house and are not sure what to have for dinner.
Once your dough is formed place on a floured board and roll our or shape as required. Add your choice of toppings and cook in a pre heated over for 15 – 18 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
Miss A likes hers with pineapple and sausages or ham, whilst I like adding different meats with mushrooms. I was given some Italian herbs and spices for Christmas so these are also added to the top to give my pizza more flavour.
The possibilities are endless.
What is your favourite pizza topping?
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