For the dough

For the tomato sauce

Pick ‘n’ mix toppings


  • STEP 1

    Make the dough in your breadmaker on the dough setting. Ours takes 45 minutes, but timing will vary according to your machine.

  • STEP 2

    Make the tomato sauce. Put the chopped tomatoes and tomato purée into a pan and bring to the boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes to boil off the liquid. My children don’t like the bits so I sieve the sauce, but it’s up to you.

  • STEP 3

    Preheat the oven to fan 200C/conventional 220C/gas 7. Divide the dough into 4-5 balls, dust with flour and roll out on a floured surface or directly on to your baking sheets if you have ones with no sides. If you sprinkle a little olive oil over the flour underneath the dough, this mix acts as a glue so you can roll the pizzas really thin.

  • STEP 4

    Once the dough is on the sheets, spread a layer of tomato sauce over, then sprinkle with grated cheese and add the toppings of your choice. Bake for 15 minutes.

  • STEP 5

    Remove the pizzas from the oven. If you like an extra crispy base, take them off the trays and put them back in the oven directly on the shelves for a further 5 minutes. For those who like eggs on their pizza, I fry them to order and slide them on at the last minute.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2004


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