On Saturday night I was determined to make home made pizza, down to the dough and everything. So I cracked open my domestic goddess bible, flipped to page 315 and went from there.
Page 315 is Pizza Casareccia. Nigella says you can substitute the ingredients, and even though I don't need Nigella's permission to do anything of the sort, I did -mainly because I don't fancy pizza with anchovies and gherkins. I used these toppings instead.
I started with the base - I didn't have any olive oil left so used canola instead. There isn't much oil in the dough - only a couple of tablespoons, but it gives the dough a lovely glossy and chewy consistency. And then after a couple of hours, the pizza evolved to this. It's a very odd shape because as I've mentioned before, I am completly uncoordinated and pushing that pizza into a uniform shape was beyond me.
After the base had cooked it looked like this:
(That's not blur - it's steam)
And ten minutes later I had this. It was gone in 20 minutes, but I've promised I will make it again.