Waaaaaaaaasup guys! We are kicking off January 2018 – YUP Its officially a new year! I hope you’ve all had a good one, and didn’t get too drunk.
I spent all night in my pjs and dressing gown, playing monopoly and having a few beverages.
I don’t know if you have noticed but i am slowly changing my blog, and one of my goals for this year was to bake more. My boyfriend bought me the Mary Berry’s complete cook book for Christmas. It is a big heavy book and has around 650 recipes. He was moaning at how much this thing cost him!
Anyways, she has a section called yeast cookery and i wanted to make own pizza – Obviously, the legend that she is she has pizza dough and recipes!!!
I followed the Spicy deep-pan pizza recipe, and if you have the book it’s page 456 (ill post a link later BECAUSE ITS ON SALE FOR 9.99 on amazon instead of 30)
I didn’t do the spicy toppings but followed the dough recipe, it’s been a long ass time since i made dough.
500g strong white flour
1 x 7g sachet fast action dried yeast
1/2 tsp salt
2tbsp olive oil
300ml (half a pint) of lukewarm water
Mix it all up in a bowl, it should be quite sticky and i was worried it was a little took sticky but once you started kneading it – with a floured surface (lightly for 5-10 mins) it becomes a little bit better.
It makes a MASSIVE pizza you could easily split into two and make smaller deep pan pizzas.
OH by the way, i didn’t have a round pizza tray so i went with the rectangular shape LOL
So you want to let it rise for about an hour, and make sure that when you put it in a large bowl. Add a little oil in the bowl and give the dough a good rub around til its covered. Then cover bowl with cling film and put in a warm place. I literally used my grocery cupboard
Roll it out, and then you want to start with your toppings. – Don’t worry about the shape because if you have a rounded pizza tray like any normal well prepped baker would, you can shape the edges (trim, or make a stuffed crust) – MAKE sure before you add the toppings you actually put it on the tray before hand. K i didn’t do that so i messed up.
I used tomato puree, mature cheddar cheese and german pepperoni. I don’t like mozzarella etc so when ever a recipe calls for it i substitute it will mature cheese or something strong. MY GOSH was it tasty.
K so one end of the pizza edges was abit burnt because my oven is cheap the heat doesn’t distribute very good and yep its fan assisted. So maybe in the future, ill have a beautiful kitchen with a proper cooker.
It was very filling and really tasty, i was like yeah we need wedges and stuff but no it is supposed to serve 4 people – I made this for two, and we did leave some.
I am so proud that i made this, it makes the world of difference when following a decent recipe and now i know how to make deep pan pizza dough i can make shit loads of pizza 😀
So that was my first bit of cooking for 2018 – Ill catch up with posts tonight and i can’t wait to share my new plans for this year.
– I will get a slight commission if you purchase through this link, but this is an offer i cannot help but share the cook book is £9.99 instead of £30 so seriously consider grabbing it. (Click the picture)
Happy new year folks! xo
P.S I’m thinking of changing my blog name – If you have any fun suggestions i’m all ears!