Movie night with homemade pizza!
My friends and I enjoy a weekly ritual of pizza and movie night, so this week I decided to put my kitchen skills to the test and make the pizza myself, although we did have the takeaway menu ready, just in case!
I started by making the dough with my Kenwood Chef Titanium, using the Dough Hook fitting for the first time. I thought dough would be difficult but it was actually really simple; I mixed the flour with the yeast, water and oil until it stuck together in a ball, and then left it for a few hours. When I came back the dough had risen loads - I rolled it out with a rolling pin until it was really thin.
Overall, it was a success and we didn't need to order in an emergency takeaway pizza, which was a bonus!
I made the sauce using fresh tomatoes and garlic and some oregano. I then chopped my toppings. I decided to make two pizzas to impress my friends: one topped with vegetables, onions, peppers, spinach and mushrooms and on the other I cooked some chicken pieces, and added some spices I found in the cupboard, as well as the vegetables and mozzarella cheese.
The dough was quite thick and the crusts a little burnt, but it was edible! The flavours tasted great but I think I need to perfect the tomato sauce a little more as it slightly resembled soup… causing the base of the pizza to be quite soggy.
Overall, it was a success and we didn't need to order in an emergency takeaway pizza, which was a bonus! I’ll definitely be making pizzas again!