I love pizza, it is so easy to put a frozen pizza into the fridge and make a meal. There are so many varieties, that suit everyone. Recently I had great success making pitta pizzas, they were quick and easy and tasted lovely. I wondered how difficult it would be to make my own pizza from scratch. Flushed from the success of making my own bread I decided to be daring and make my own pizza dough. Surprisingly the pizza dough was easy to make. It is much easier to knead than bread dough and only needs to be left to prove once for 25 minutes. You can then have fun adding different toppings to suit your mood and put it in the oven to cook.
The pizza is not perfectly round, I really need a fool proof method for making a perfect circle. I also decided to try and make a stuffed crust pizza by folding the edge of the dough over and adding cheese inside the fold. This worked to some extent, but at one edge the fold came uncurled in the oven. I was happy with this for a first attempt though and will be definitely trying this again. This would also be the perfect recipe to make with kids, they would have great fun kneading the dough and flattening it out, not to mention choosing what toppings to put on afterwards.
Having made my pizza I needed to cut it into slices and I made short work of this with an OXO Clean Cut Pizza Wheel. This is a great little gadget that easily cut my pizza into slices. The handle is really easy to grip and when you have finished using it the whole thing comes to bits for easy cleaning. The case has a lid as well so you can store it safely in your drawer and not grab the blade by accident.
There are many other things you can use, it all depends on your taste. I usually spread some of the tomato sauce on the base, top with cheese then add the other toppings. Again you could have the toppings in bowls so kids can add their own to their pizza bases
I was really pleased with the result and will definitely be trying this again soon. Maybe one day I will even be throwing the dough in the air to shape it the way they do in restaurants.
I was sent the OXO Clean Cut Pizza Wheel in return for an honest review