This is quick-ish, easy, and really great for kids to do with some help. The sauce recipe makes 2-3 portions, so have some containers ready to freeze the rest!
To make the sauce, you’ll need:
- 1/2 medium onion
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- tablespoon oil (for frying)
- 1tsp paprika (optional)
- 1tsp chilli powder (optional)
- tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 tsp mixed herbs
- 1 tsp oregano
- few drops hot sauce (optional)
For the dough, you’ll need:
- 1 cup (8floz) self-raising flour
- 1/2- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 dessertspoons oil
For the finished pizzas, you’ll need
- cheese for grating: tonight I’m using grated half-fat cheddar and cubes of Swedish holey cheese.
- whichever pizza toppings you fancy: I use whatever’s in the fridge, but tonight I’m using chorizo, sausage, and IKEA’s reindeer salami. One combination (nicknamed the Scandinavian Meat Feast) involves Danish smoked bacon, Swedish reindeer salami, and Swedish holey cheese.
It doesn’t really matter which order you do this in, but I find it helps to make the sauce first: it means it can cool before it’s spread on the pizza bases.
- Chop the onion and the garlic and fry in a little oil until soft. It doesn’t matter how finely it’s chopped: the sauce is getting pureed at the end.
- Add the paprika and chilli powder, if used, to the frying onion. Coat the onion in the spices.
- Add an undrained tin of chopped tomatoes and the mixed herbs and oregano. Add the hot sauce at this point, if you’re using it, and leave to simmer for about ten minutes.
- Leave mixture to cool, then puree to pizza sauce texture.
- Sift flour into a bowl and add the oil.
- Slowly mix the milk in, a drop at a time, until the mixture takes a doughey texture. It’s far easier to add more milk if the dough is too dry than to add extra flour if the dough is too wet!
- Once the dough has formed, knead it lightly on a floury surface.
- Roll the dough out until it’s thin, and cut with pastry cutters. I’ve used novelty cutters and normal ones: hearts seem to work well.
- Put it on a baking tray, ready for adding the toppings.
Making the pizzas:
- Spread the sauce on the pizza bases.
- Add a layer of cheese, then the meat toppings, then top off with more cheese.
- Bake in a hot oven for ten minutes, until the cheese has melted and the dough is crispy.