I asked for a show of hands on Twitter what recipe you wanted to see spotlighted next on VDM and there were a sea of mentions asking (some pleading) to see my homemade pizza recipe in words, so here it is. You’re all self-confessed pizza lovin’ gals too? Welcome to the club. Who doesn’t love chowing down on a warm doughy base, tangy tomato sauce and a flavour-full topping? I could happily eat the stuff for dinner everyday and quite often go on pizza runs having a Dominos one night, Pizza East the next and a homemade one before I realise it’s probably time to change my food consumption up. There are all types of healthy-alternatives out there but today I’m bringing you the classic cheesy, crispy, topping packed real McCoy.

You will need: 500g Strong White Bread Flour, Pinch of Salt, 1x7g Sachet of Dried Yeast, Pinch of Caster Sugar, 325ml Lukewarm Water, 2 Cloves of Garlic, 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil, 250g Passata, 10 Cherry Tomatoes, 1 Tablespoon of Molasses Sugar, 1 Ball of Mozzarella and whatever topping you fancy. 

Add the flour and salt to a bowl and make a well in the centre. In a jug mix the yeast, sugar and water, mix and leave for a few minutes. Slowly add the liquid into the bowl and mix until you’re left with a dough like consistency. Flour your surface then knead the dough (this is the fun bit) for around 10 minutes till it starts to feel soft and look like something you’d see on GBBO. Place in a floured bowl with a damp cloth over the top of it for as long as you can (I recommend an hour at least). When you peek under your dough will be looking huge. Scoop out, separate into three portions – two for pizza making immediately and one to pop in the freezer for a later date – then get rolling.

Once you have bases that look somewhat circular, it’s time to start on the sauce. Chop up your garlic and heat on a low setting in a pan with the oil. Add the passata, chopped cherry tomatoes, sugar and any extra seasonings you want to throw in until the sauce has thickened slightly. Slop on the base and then you’re ready to go.

Topping time is the best bit. I usually stick to my normal Dominos order of pepperoni and onion, but in the past I’ve had all sorts from veg and pesto to a full-blown meat feast. Today I’m going for a red onion, prosciutto and rocket medley. Add a few hunks of mozzarella and it’s time to transfer them to the oven. Heat the oven to 250°C, turn whatever baking sheet you’re using upside down and cover with foil. Pop the baking sheet into the oven to heat for a few minutes first (this gives you a nice crispy base), then transfer your pizza on top and cook for 10 minutes or until the crusts go golden brown. Slice and share or do as I do and eat the whole damn thing.

  • http://adornedrose.com/ Courtney Rose

    That looks amazing, I always thought homemade pizza would be a bit difficult to whip up but this has convinced me to give it a try!

  • Evelyn Morales

    Gosh this looks super good, I love making homemade pizza. My kids love it too as they can help me putting their own topping on. It always goes down a treat!!

    http://allaboutevesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Anna Blush

    Yum this looks so good! Love how you’ve started to feature some cooking on VDM, makeup and food my favourite things x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • Emily Golding

    Yum Yum get in my tum tum.

    Emily xx
    http://www.beautybyemily.co.uk

  • Zazie Bibi

    Ooh this looks delish xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  • Laura Stanley-Bratley

    I’ve been waiting for this recipe since i saw your picture on instagram! This sounds amazing and I love your recipe posts!

    x

    http://laurastanley-bratley.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://lifeofverity.blogspot.com/ Life of Verity

    Oooh I love your food posts and the pizza looks amazing. I could really go for some of this right now xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  • http://cloudesme.blogspot.co.uk/ Cloud Esmé

    I love your recipe posts:) This has made me so hungry now though!

    Esmé ~ CloudEsmé

  • Hope

    This pizza looks delicious, good thing I have a week off to make delicious food (ok work really, but you need energy from food to keep going right?). It also looks pretty darn healthy in my eyes H x

    http://www.hopesgone.blogspot.com

  • http://www.honeygolightly.com/ Honey Go-Lightly

    Homemade pizza tastes much nicer than the takeaway. Not that I can eat them anymore as I’m now gluten intolerant ha! Found the best gf recipe so I don’t miss out now ;)
    We always have a feast and make mozzarella sticks, garlic bread and chicken wings!
    http://www.honeygolightly.com/

  • http://whatlouiseisloving.blogspot.co.uk/ Louise

    I love making homemade pizzas they are so cheap and delicious! I always make extra dough for garlic dough balls too! Cannot wait to try this! x

    http://www.whatlouiseisloving.com

  • KLG_Hair

    So easy and looks so good!! Definitely trying. x

  • Pink Elephant Blog

    Yum! I love homemade pizzas! We don’t have a great pizza place near us so we make homemade ones :) I ALWAYS have rocket with my pizza, it makes it so much better!

    alex @ http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/

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  • Life With Munchers

    I’m at my lunch and this looks far tastier than the bag of hula hoops I’m currently munching on! I’ll defo give this a go. Thanks!

  • http://claireful.blogspot.co.uk/ Rachel Claire

    So hungry now D: Ahhhh.

    Rachel | Claireful

  • http://pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com/ kirsty thompson

    This looks amazing! I’ve just eaten yet now my belly is rumbling, ha!

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

  • Manouk

    Oh gooooooosh!! What kind of world would it be without pizza? ;)

    http://www.womanouk.com

  • Jas Poole

    This looks soooooooo good. I need this in my tummy right now!

    Love Jasmine

    Rabbitwood | beauty and lifestyle blog

    xo

  • http://sailorstories.blogspot.co.uk/ Hayley M

    This looks amazing! My cooking skills aren’t great, but I think I could just about manage giving this a go! :)
    Hayley xo | Sailor-Stories.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/ Emma Be Beauty

    Looks delicious. I’ve never tried homemade pizza.

    http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/

  • Louise Smith

    Well this is a recipe I need to try! Who doesn’t like pizza!

    http://starsandspaceandstuff.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://itdawnsonme.blogspot.com/ Rachel Trottier

    This looks amazing. I’ll definitely have to give it a try!

  • Tia Elisabeth

    THIS LOOKS INCREDIBLE.

    http://tiaelisabeth.blogspot.ca

  • http://whatididonwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/ tasniah

    need to buy the ingredients and get cracking on this recipe

    http://whatididonwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  • PeonyandPeach

    This looks sooo good! I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who pestered you on twitter! haha! Can’t wait to try it out!

    http://www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com

  • Lavinka

    definitively gonna try this out! thanks for sharing.

  • http://sheseekvictoria.wordpress.com/ Victoria Caulfield

    I love pizza, and if it is homemade even better!
    I’ll probably surprise my family with this recipe, thanks for sharing :)
    Have an amazing day!
    http://sheseeksvictoria.wordpress.com

  • Harriet W

    This looks soooo good! Thanks for the recipe Anna! x

    Harriet
    http://www.lovemoreandworryless.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.impressionblend.com/ Marianna

    This looks fantastic! I love prosciutto pizza so much! YUM!

  • Charlotte Copeland

    This looks delicious! I love homemade pizza x

    http://www.blondecanvas.blogspot.co.uk

  • Sabrina

    This blog could not be put up at a more convenient time for me! I’ve been craving home made pizza all day haha, nice post, will definitely be making this tonight ;)

  • style sushi

    I use to do this pizza recipe, and its delicious!!

    http://styleloveandsushi.blogspot.com

  • Lili

    That looks so delicious!! I’m changing my dinner plans and making this instead!

  • Ellie

    I must try this (but with my own choice of toppings)
    Who doesnt LOVE pizza?! :D

    Ellie,xx

    Elephant stories and more

  • http://makeupfragrances.blogspot.com.es/ Kyllie

    Que buena pinta!!

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

  • http://writtenbymexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/ Tori Russell

    This looks amazing! i have to try this- loving the food posts you are doing!

    http://writtenbymexoxo.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

  • http://jeanettemarie.net Jeanette Marie

    That looks so good!

  • http://www.alexandrabrovco.com/en/ Alexandra Brovco

    Mmmm rocket. One of our local chains has this vegan pizza thing that’s basically some garlic sauce smothered on crust, topped with halved cherry tomatoes and PILES AND PILES O RUCOLA. I can eat it forever. Lack of cheese is sad but manageable.

  • Esme

    pesto chicken pizza is soo good<33 agh i could just eat pizza for every meal but i guess thats bad for my health oops..

    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://poppylilybeauty.wordpress.com Bana

    oh my gosh, this looks SO freaking tasty. Would it be wrong to eat pizza three days in a row?
    xoxo

    http://poppylilybeauty.wordpress.com/

  • http://seemsprettyobvious.blogspot.com Niina, It seems pretty obvious

    This looks really tasty! You got to love pizza! It’s one of the best things ever :)