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Homemade Pizza

Posted by Vanessa45 
Homemade Pizza
August 05, 2017 03:44AM
I make home made pizza alot - its fabulous, MUCH better than buying it and soooo much cheaper.

Anyway I usually use a store bought pasta sauce as a base and I like quite a bit of it too. Today for the first time I used tomato puree. It was really good. On the second pizza I added dried herbs to the sauce, even better.

What do you use as a tomato base for pizza?

Re: Homemade Pizza
August 05, 2017 04:20AM
I fry rosemary and garlic in olive oil until golden, and then add a tin of tomatoes (it will spit) and simmer to reduce it until thick.
Re: Homemade Pizza
August 05, 2017 04:19PM
I usually like tomato paste too but would like to try Griz's sounds nice. We don't eat them a lot but I like a good one If I do.
Re: Homemade Pizza
August 05, 2017 04:53PM
My favourite is Barkers Sun Dried Tomato, found in the chutney section on supermarket shelves. In fact, I've tried all sorts of chutneys as the sauce on my 2 ingredient pizza bases and they're all delicious. And my 2 ingredient pizza bases have 4 ingredients: I add salt and herbs to complement the toppings in addition to the flour and yoghurt.
Re: Homemade Pizza
August 05, 2017 07:32PM
Same as Griz, except I use oregano in place of rosemary.
Re: Homemade Pizza
August 05, 2017 08:01PM
Similar to Griz, but onion (finely chopped), garlic, oregano and tinned tomatoes

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/05/2017 08:02PM by Irene Field.
Re: Homemade Pizza
August 06, 2017 09:48AM
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Re: Homemade Pizza
August 06, 2017 07:15PM
As usually these are a quick dinner I use a purchased pasta sauce. I do love just tom sauce, basil pesto swirls with grated feta and a little parmesan and cherry tom.... yum
Re: Homemade Pizza
August 06, 2017 07:50PM
I was using my homemade tomato sauce which has much less sugar content than purchased brands, and this made for a very hard-to-resist pizza but sometimes lately I put tomato paste on instead but with a little bit of added sugar to cut the acidity and strength of the flavour.
Re: Homemade Pizza
August 07, 2017 06:54PM
If I'm lazy I just use plain tomato paste with herbs sprinkled on top.

If I can be bothered, I make a raw tomato sauce with a drained can of tomatoes, salt, pepper, crushed/chopped garlic and some herbs. I blend it all up with my stick blender. No cooking required. If I want to make it a bit richer, I soak some sundried tomatoes in boiling water and blitz those up with the mixture.
Re: Homemade Pizza
August 10, 2017 08:39PM
Great minds think alike!

two must have ingredients for my pizzas are salami and anchovies. The kids arent keen on the anchovies but everyone loves salami. Sadly my 5 year old is still keen on the pineapple. The rest of us cant stand it.

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