Pizza Twists

Hello everyone, I hope you are off to a good week. Being back at work has given me less time to prepare food photo’s especially for my Instagram but I’m posting 2 days each week to keep me somewhat consistent. Today I thought I would try something a little different with pizza dough. It’s pretty simple, just twisted to create a more unique appearance. These Pizza Twists would be perfect for a buffet, kids party or even as a snack.

Recipe: Pizza Twists (makes 4)

Ingredients

125g strong bread flour

Pinch of salt

Pinch of basil

Pinch of oregano

3g dried yeast

70ml warm water

1 tbsp tomato ketchup

50g cheddar cheese – grated

Method

  • To make the dough, place all of the dry ingredients (flour, salt, yeast and herbs) into a bowl. Slowly pour in the water and mix with a spoon until it starts to form a dough.
  • Knead the dough for about 5 minutes and leave to rest in a bowl for 1 hour until doubled in size.
  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and lightly oil an oven tray.
  • Roll out the dough into a rectangle shape and slice into four strips, spread tomato ketchup and sprinkle cheese over each piece.
  • Take each strip holding from the ends and twist a few times, then place on the baking tray.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown.

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Homemade Pizza Base

Hello everyone! I hope your day is going well. Today’s recipe is a pizza base, I recently upload a cauliflower pizza base recipe but I much prefer this one. I enjoy eating pizza and it is definitely one of my favourite foods to make for dinner. I haven’t really focused on the toppings for this recipe so you can add whatever you like.

Pizza Base recipe (makes 2 trays)

Ingredients

500g plain flour

7g dried yeast

1/2 tsp salt

300ml warm water

2 tbsp oil

Tomato sauce

Cheddar cheese – grated

Sweetcorn

Kale

Spring onion

Cauliflower – cut into small chunks

Method

  • First to make the pizza base, put all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. Then add the oil to the water and pour into the flour mix, using your fingers to make the dough.
  • Once you have made a dough knead it for 5-10 minutes on a clean surface, rub with a little oil and put back into the bowl covered with clingfilm or a tea cloth. Leave until it doubles in size (roughly 1 hour).
  • Just before the hour is up preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and lightly oil to baking trays to prevent the pizza from sticking.
  • Next, separate the dough in two and roll out to fit the shape and size of your baking tray.
  • Add the sauce and your chosen toppings to the pizza base place in the oven and bake for roughly 20-25 minutes until the dough is cooked.

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Cauliflower Pizza Base

Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. I hope your evening is going well.

I finally made the famous cauliflower pizza base that everyone was making when it was super trendy. This was something I was actually looking forward to making and I thought it would taste great but… to be honest I didn’t enjoy it. Cauliflower is quite plain in taste and the first bite was okay but then the more I ate it just seemed to be an overload of cheese and the texture of egg didn’t help either. If I could recommend any changes it would be to not put more cheese on top and maybe eat it as a side dish along with something else. It’s always good to try new things but this was not for me. Also, the main purpose for this recipe was the cauliflower base, so there’s not that much emphasis about the toppings.

Cauliflower Pizza Base (serves 1)

Ingredients

1 Cauliflower

50g shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 egg

Toppings: Tomato puree, grated cheddar cheese, kale and sweetcorn

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 7 and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Wash and grate the cauliflower, then put into a bowl and in the microwave for 4 minutes, stirring after every minute.
  • Once the cauliflower has cooled, squeeze out the liquid using a tea towel and place into a bowl along with all of the other ingredients, mixing well.
  • Put the cauliflower mixture onto the tray, mould into a pizza base shape and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Add your favourite toppings and bake in the oven for a further 7 minutes until slightly golden.

Have you tried a cauliflower pizza base?

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Spinach Topped Pizza

I think I’ve previously done a post about pizza but this pizza is different because…. it’s got SPINACH on top!! Pizza is one of my favourite meals to make and you can jazz it up with loads of toppings or just keep it simple like I do 🙂 I haven’t really gotten onto the spinach trend in general but thought it would be great to introduce it into my meals through something I actually like such as pizza.

Dough recipe
500g plain flour
300ml warm water
7g dry active yeast
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Toppings
200ml Passata (tomato sauce)
2x tinned tuna
Large bag of spinach (washed and wilted)
300g grated mozzarella

Method
Don’t forget to preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and lightly rub oil all over 2 baking trays.

1. Put the yeast into the warm water, mix until dissolved and leave for 15 minutes to be activated. In the meantime in a large bowl place the flour and salt making a well in the centre.

2. After the 15 minutes pour the oil with the yeast mixture and then pour into the flour. Use your hands to combine into a dough then set aside in a warm place for 1 hour until risen.

3. Once risen roll out the dough to your desired thickness (remember it will rise more in the oven) and place on a baking tray.

4. Then of course add the tomato sauce then the other toppings of your choice (I love a little extra cheese) and bake for 25 minutes until the crust is golden.

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I really did enjoy the spinach on the pizza it has a very distinct flavour which I’m still getting used too. When you wilt the spinach down in a pan it’s surprising how much liquid they contain because they are so thin.

Other topping ideas:

Cheddar cheese

Sweet corn

Pepper

Onion

Chicken

Bacon

Cream cheese (instead of tomato sauce)

Olives

Minced meat

Grated carrot

Tomatoes

Chorizo

Pineapple

Broccoli

Beetroot

The list is endless….

Pitta Bread Pizza

Sometimes for dinner or lunch you just want something low maintenance and pitta breads are the best option.

I’ve used:
– tomatoe puree
– sweet corn
– tuna
– cheese

You can keep the toppings super simple or go for something more adventurous then pop it in the oven for 10-15mins and dinner is served.

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* this is something that children will enjoy too, a great activity for them to do after school getting them involved in their food.

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