I have a chest freezer. I bought it when we lived in Johannesburg and for the last 18 months, it has been in storage as I have not had space for it. A few weeks ago it came out of storage and into the garage. I am SO excited to have it back. I use it a lot. I love cooking things and often making double the needed quantity so I can freeze a meal or two for those days when I don’t feel like cooking or we have guests. This week was International Beer and Pizza Day. I treated Ross to homemade pizzas and decided to make some pizza bases extra to freeze. They were super easy to make and I know there are no artificial flavours or preservatives in them.
I made my tomato and onion topping but you can also use tinned tomato and onion if you like. If you have kids these are the perfect things to have in the freezer.
Home Made Pizza Bases
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
280g Warm Water
1 Sachet Dry Yeast
2 tsp Salt
- Place the water, yeast, oil and salt in a large bowl. Mix them all together
- Add the flour and mix well.
- Knead the dough for 2 minutes.
- Leave in the bowl in a warm place for 30 minutes so that the dough rises.
- Break the dough into 4 balls and let them rise for another 15 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 200C
- Roll each dough ball on a floured surface and place on an oven tray.
- Add some tomato and onion sauce (See recipe below) or used tinned variety, onto the base.
- Place in the oven for 10-15 minutes to par-cook the bases. (Remember you do not need to cook them fully as when you add your toppings later on, the base will continue to cook)
- Remove from oven and let them cool completely.
- Wrap in glad wrap and freeze until needed.
I use a silicone mat on the bottom of my trays – if you do not have a silicone mat grease the tray before hand with some oil or spray and cook.
TOMATO & ONION SAUCE
- Saute a finely chopped onion in olive oil until soft.
- Add 2 cloves of crushed garlic
- Add 2 tins of tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes
- Add 1 teaspoon of dried herbs.