Pizza has been very infrequent in our house as hubby is yeast intolerant and attempts at making a pizza base using a yeast free soda bread recipe have not always been totally successful.
A couple of weeks ago I came across a blog from “A girl called Jack” who’s recipe for “easy-peasy garlic soda bread” I decided to try – and it really was quick and easy. (http://agirlcalledjack.com/2013/09/02/easy-peasy-garlic-bread/)
So – having some mozzarella in the fridge which needed using – I wondered if the recipe would work for a pizza base – the answer was yes and it disappeared before I could take a photo.
So here it is:
200g self raising flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
200ml semi skimmed milk
Juice of half a lemon (which I forgot)
2 garlic cloves (finely chopped or grated)
Handful of parsley (which I also forgot)
You should add the lemon to the milk first to allow it to go sour about 5 mins in advance before mixing all the ingredients together (check the link above for more detailed info) but as I forgot this bit I just mixed together the flour, Bicarb and milk until all the flour had been absorbed and combined into a nice ball of dough.
Lightly spray/oil a baking tray and spread the dough with your hands until you have a nice thin base (you can of course use a rolling pin if you wish or make the pizza smaller “deep pan”).
Now the rest is up to you to design your own pizza – the ingredients so far work out at about 25p.
I spread 4 tbsp tomato puree onto the base (from 35p per tube)
Chop or break up one Mozzarella ball (55p or any other cheese you have available) and arrange over the base and sprinkle 2tbsp mixed herbs (25p per tub)
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200degrees for 15-20 minutes.
This basic pizza costs just under £1 and gives 4 portions (although if you are hungry 2 portions per person)
I had a £200g tin of ham (99p) in the cupboard so I chopped that up and added it along with about half a 425g drained tin of pineapple (20p)
Total cost: just under £2.20 for 4 portions
All the ingredients came from supermarket economy ranges
I hope you like this – I have now been instructed to make this on a regular basis