A couple of years ago I discovered the most delightful food whilst travelling around Italy, and no I’m not talking about chocolate covered aubergine. That is something I still have mixed feelings about, even though I ate the food nearly two years ago. I am talking about the lemon covered pizza (and the numerous other pizzas I helped my photographer eat). Since 2018, I’ve visited numerous countries but I have never found another place able to make pizza in the same way; though Bosnia & Herzegovina did come very close.
I’ve learned a lot during this COVID-19 lockdown. Plants are fun to grow, not just eat, and there is a room in the house called a kitchen where food comes from. The second part of that also came with the shock that I have to cook the food … then do the washing up (a hard task since I have really short arms). My photographer doesn’t really enjoy cooking as much as I do, so we have since came up with a compromise and I’m happy to report there is no more washing up for me!
Although they are vegetarian and vegan friendly, I was very surprised when I found out pizza doesn’t grow on trees. That is possibly a good thing because I would simply fill my garden full of pizza trees and eat nothing else. Being slightly more realistic, my photographer bought a box of ingredients to make your own pizza base. I’ve decided to put together my how to guide for making pizza!
- To make the pizza base you can buy kits where you just add water, that’s what I did.
- Mix it all together in the bowl. So it’s a nice sticky ball of dough.
- Cover the board in flour, making a mess is optional, as well as the rolling pin.
- Put the dough on the board and flatten it with the rolling pin, I found it helpful to get a human to do this part as it was really hard work!
- After making the dough into a big found circle, leave it to rest for 15 minutes (I wasn’t the only one who found the rolling pin hard work).
- The best part! Cover the base in tomato sauce and cheese!
- Add lots more veggies. I used mushrooms, onions and peppers, along with vegetarian pepperoni.
- Put the pizza in the oven, drooling whilst watching the cheese melt is optional.
- Ask a human to get the pizza out of the oven and cut it into slices.
- Instagram a photograph of the pizza.
- Whilst the human is doing the washing up, quickly eat as much of the pizza as you can.
- Lie on the sofa in a pizza induced food coma, everything tasted better when it is home made.
I will be using this recipe again to make pizza, but will probably use different toppings. There are so many I want to try, maybe when my plants are fully grown I might be able to use them as pizza toppings.
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