Friday, 12 March 2010

Square Pizza ... cheated a lot on this one ;)

I had no clue making a pizza was this easy... especially with the pizza base mix from Sainsbury's. Like i mentioned before, Friday's are Pizza days for us and we gorge on Dominos usually. Tried Pizza Hut once and we were thoroughly disappointed with them. We make an order online and Dominos deliver to the dot...literally. Pizza Hut was 45 minutes late and the two times we called to find out what was happening, the Manager had no clue where the delivery guy was and told us he left half an hour from the store...weird? yes i thought so too...we had a major argument with the delivery guy who again had no clue what was going on and it was a whole big mess. We swore never to order from PH ever..i even wrote a stinker to them regarding this and they wrote back saying sorry and we could have a free pizza next time...ya right! there ever will be a next time!
So coming back to the post...there were two sachets of the base mix, one of which i used for the calzone and the other i made this pizza. Since pizza was anyway junk food, i went all out and made it as unhealthy as possible...with absolutely no veggies. Next time i shall include bell pepper, mushrooms etc....if there is a next time, that is. Like most of the recipes here, very few have returned to our kitchen.

Sainsbury's/ Asda Pizza base mix- 1 sachet
Pizza Topping sauce- half a bottle. I used this (told ya i cheated).
Chicken sausages- 1/2 cup (diced)
Shredded chicken- 1/2 cup (cook chicken with any spice of your choice or just salt and pepper and once cool, shred them or dice them into small pieces. I used some Mexican seasoning for this)
Grated Parmesan cheese- 1/4 cup
Grated Cheddar cheese- 1/2 cup + more to sprinkle on top

Follow instructions and prepare the dough. Roll out the flour on to the pizza tray and leave it in a warm place to rise. I didn't have a pizza tray, and so had to use the square cookie tray. Anythings fine.

While that's taken care of, prepare your toppings..get the chicken and sausage ready.
Assembling: spread the pizza sauce on to the base..generously, if you want a strong tomato taste, (I went a lil light on this) leaving about an inch gap around the base..just so you get a crispy edge.
Layer with some parmesan and cheddar first. Then add the sausage, chicken and the rest of the cheddar and parmesan.
Cook in a preheated oven (200C) for 20 minutes or until the base is crispy.
Notes: I screwed up on the rolling out bit..again! and so it tore a bit in the centre which i tried to fix and again screwed it up, so the centre didn't come out crisp..although i didn't mind the fact that it was incredibly soft either.
You can put any topping of your choice..including the cheese. Mozzarella is a must actually, but since i realised i didn't have any, only when i started cooking, I went ahead with the mature cheddar and i love love cheddar cheese,so i didn't care much.
The lazy me decided to use store-bought pizza sauce which was good enough. But if you are particular about making your own..there are loads of recipe online. Same goes for the base too.


Cool Lassi(e) said...

The pizza looks good. Nothing beats homemade! Its okay if it is shortcut version.
I just had pizza from dominos yesterday and my favorite topping is Hot pepper and Pineapple. Hot N Sweet rocks, sister! Cheddar cheese on the Pizza somehow makes its look mid-western(US). Happy weekend!

My Kitchen Antics said...

I love anythin mid-western:)
Happy weekend to u too..have replied 2 ur mail...

nazarina said...

You really made a knockout pizza here. Forget Pizza Hut, you make a far better version with all those flavor inducing ingredients!

Cicily Antony said...

very very pizzas anytime...

Miriam Korula said...

i'm not a big fan of pizza in general...i don't eat more than 2 slices n' don't know what to do with the rest as the topping that i want are not what he wants n' all that so we end up ordering 2 most of the's complicated!..:D...but i have been toying with the idea of making pizza at home...nish...your post is definitely maybe i will do it sooner...

My Kitchen Antics said...

miri..make it at home...use the same calzone dough and make a half and a veggie half for u and a non veg half for R

Reflections said...

I make pizza all the time but no way do I make them from base;-o
This one looks and I'm sure tastes sinfully delicious;-D