06 January 2008

Deep Pan Pizza































It was a success! Yeah!

I have made several pizza bases from recipe and packet, but none have ever hit the spot! Back in July I got a great recipe for a thick crust or what I would call a deep pan pizza from Shelly over at Vegetarian Foodie. Her pizza just looked great! I filed the recipe and forgot all about it.

Boy was it worth the wait!

I topped my pizza with a really simple pizza sauce, mushrooms, onion, mozzarella, freshly ground pepper and dried oregano. You will notice that my pizza is quite well done, I like my pizza to be really crispy and starting to brown!



















 Simple Pizza Sauce

6oz/150g/1 tube tomato puree
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tbsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
salt
freshly ground pepper


Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and leave to stand for at least 1 hour.

It's the weekend, I have pizza, a glass of red wine and a movie. What more does a girl need?

19 comments:

  1. D's the pizza fan in our house. He's mad about them. We like Nigella's idea of using plain naan as a base - it works a treat!
    Will try your sauce out next time we have them. :)

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  2. Holler, you should really post the last pizza photo...yum-world!

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  3. Hi Wendy, I liked the naan bread bases too, they are a must if you are short of time, but if you do have time, it is worth making this base!

    Hi Sneaky Pete, I will try to stop that now!

    I think you are right, I will go back and add the pizza photo to the start of the post! I wonder though how long it takes to load on other people's pcs?

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  4. It is done, I have added the photo of the finished pizza! Boy it looks brown, does anyone else like their pizza brown like this or am I weird?

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  5. Will have to try it out - I've been looking for a good pizza recipe for ages. Cool slide show :-) And no, you're definitely not weird - I like a crunchy, well-done pizza base too. Nothing worse than a pale, claggy, undercooked bit of dough!

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  6. One doesn't wish to contemplate "what a girl needs" ... but a pizza? Sure! Popcorn ... chocolate .... these things are all ... what a girl needs. :) Sounds good, though. :)

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  7. Hi Jen, Glad you like the slideshow, it's my new toy!
    Yeah, you are right, claggy pizza is a no-no!

    Hi David, I am not a fan of popcorn. Chocolate, fairly regularly and pizza, now and again. What this girl really wants is to sit down in the evening with a nice glass of wine!

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  8. Looks absolutely mouthwatering!

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  9. It was Pia! I just love mushrooms!

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  10. That pizza looks really good! I should make pizza at home more often.

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  11. Yum! You are an inspiration! I really should try making my own dough!

    Happy New Year!

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  12. Pizza is the universal food and can be enjoyed by all...meatlovers, veggies and vegans too. My daughter no longer puts mozzarella on her pizza and just has all fresh toppings and feta cheese baked in the oven.

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  13. Looks tasty. Home-made pizza always hits the spot

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  14. Aah, you'll have my OH round soon - ht loves the deep pan variety pizza, I'm more a thin 'n crispy gal.

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  15. Congrats on making such a great looking pizza! And the little slide show is so cute!
    Your sauce sounds good and rich!
    Nice job and I wish I was close enough to pop over and enjoy a slice and a glass of wine with you! No better way to spend the weekend!

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  16. Friday night is pizza night in our house, and me and Cerys (my 3 year old) make a right mess in the kitchen designing pizzas. Great post.

    Cheers
    David

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  17. Yum! That looks lovely Holler. You've made me hungry for pizza now!

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  18. Holler, I love how your pizza turned out-it looks delicious. Your crust is perfectly browned! The slides are superb (is punching the dough not the best ever?)

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  19. looks lovely - I like a crispy top on my pizza too - it is worth waiting a bit longer

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