Finally I'm finding the time to catch up with various blog posts that I've been meaning to write for a while. Following on from the various meals that I planned I'm pleased to report that all were a success.
One that we particularly liked was homemade pizza. It seems silly now that we hadn't tried this before now and since our initial attempt we've this weekend enjoyed the second batch.
The recipe that I've been using for the dough is a Jamie Oliver one that I found online. I halved the quantities to make enough dough for just three pizzas (six seemed greedy even by our standards!) and just used strong white bread flour as that's what I had in the cupboard. I also slightly changed the yeast quantities to follow the amount quoted on the packet for the amount of bread flour I used.
When it came to toppings we were guided somewhat by what we had in at the time. A tomato puree base benefitted from the addition of some sun dried tomato paste and we then added tuna in sunflower oil, the last cherry tomatoes from our garden, mozzarella and some grated cheddar on top. About 15 minutes in the oven at 240 degrees and it was ready.
It might not be as geometrically correct as shop bought ones, but tasted far better. So much so that I doubt we'll be buying many more.