There is nothing that my kids like doing more in the kitchen than baking cakes, and making their own pizzas.
Of course, it can never be as good as a real authentic Italian pizza. The reason being that we do not have a wood-fired oven.
However, we do have a very simple recipe for easy pizza dough below. This gets results that are very close, as long as you use a nice hot oven.
It is always a success. It is also quick and easy to make. Homemade pizzas are great!
What you put on your pizza is up to you. Some people love a simple pizza margherita, for example: a simple cheese and tomato pizza.
In our house, we all have our own preferences, and the fun is designing your own with your favourite ingredients.
The great thing is you can just claim a larger part of the pizza by putting your favourite ingredients on it when you know no-one else likes them 🙂 !
Here we are not too fussy, although my daughter does not like onions, so we all pretty much eat anything.
So yesterday we put out a feast of ham, tomatoes, mushrooms, anchovies, salami, chorizo, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, onions, basil and sausage and guess what? It all went.
When choosing the passata, or tomato sauce, make sure you have strained tomatoes – ie uncooked tomatoes with no seeds or skins.
This gives the best authentic Italian pizza rossa (red pizza) results.
You also have pizza bianca (white pizza) which has no tomato sauce and just uses cheese, but we prefer the pizza rossa in our house.
The recipe below should give you 2 x 12 inch pizzas.
And believe me, these will taste much better than anything you buy ready-made in the supermarket.
In fact, when you make them yourselves you can make them exactly as you want so they should be PERFECT!!
Tips: Use a good non-stick pizza pan if you are cooking in the oven.
Alternatively use a real pizza oven if you are going to make them regularly and have the space to do it!
How to make your own pizzas
If your kids enjoyed making these, maybe you could try these recipes out with them:
Or if you just want Italian then: