Why you should consider making your own pizza
Making your own pizza at home following one of the recipes from homemadepizza.co.uk may seem like too much work and hassle, especially if you haven’t made your own dough before, so let’s look at some of the reasons why you should make your own pizzas.
Enjoyment: Making Pizza is Fun.
You’ll enjoy making your own pizza and if you’ve got kids you can get them involved too. Can’t decide which toppings you’d like? Why not make a half and half pizza, with two sides of the pizza with different toppings.
Once you’ve made your own dough you can make a whole range of other bread products too, like - pitta bread, naan bread and traditional loaves.
Fresh Ingredients: You know what’s in it.
If you buy your pizza from a takeaway, do you really know ...
- What the quality of the ingredients are like?
- How they’ve been handled before they went onto your pizza?
- How long did the dough sit there for before it was cooked?
- Did the chef was his hands before adding those toppings onto your pizza?
It goes without saying if you make your own you’ll know all the ingredients are fresh and there’s nothing in there that shouldn’t be. Sourcing your own topping ingredients give you the chance to go organic and pesticide free or even perhaps use your own that you’ve grown in the garden.
Customise It: You choose your Toppings.
Kids love pizza, but can rarely come to an agreement about the toppings, especially with their brothers and sisters. The home made pizza let’s them have their very own section of the pizza that they can decorate themselves with a choice of their own toppings.
Making a pizza with your partner can also lead to a toppings disagreement, well with your own pizza you can solve it easily by splitting it down the middle creating a his and hers pizza. Problem solved.
The pizza base in the recipes section creates an approx. 14” pizza. If mixing toppings on the same pizza is a no no, then you can split the dough ball into 2 or 3 small pieces and make multiple pizzas.
Economical: Save money on Take Away Prices.
Buying your own list of ingredients from a supermarket is a lot cheaper than paying for someone else to make and deliver the pizza for you. You save around £4 for a simple Margherita.
Take the simple Margherita [cheese and tomato] pizza for example, here’s a list and price for the main ingredients I use to make a 14” pizza.
- 225g flour 15p
- 200g Cheese £1.29
- 1x 7g packet yeast 14p
- Tin tomatoes 33p
Total cost £1.91
I’ve haven’t taken into the account of 1/2 tsp of salt and 2 tblsp of olive oil but you can see there’s a big saving when compared to takeaways charging from £6 to £7.50 for the same sized Margherita.
Make your Own, at Home.
So, if you’d like to have some fun, get the kids involved [while avoiding arguments] and be sure of what goes into your pizza, while saving money all at the same time, then making your own pizza at home is a great idea.
Get started by having a look in the recipe section, I suggest you start with the strong bread flour and dried yeast recipe for a simple but tasty pizza dough. The add the toppings of your choice.
Have fun and enjoy your pizza.