Pizza bases

Easeler

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Any one know where I can source good pizza bases I recently purchased a pizza oven and my pizza bases are leaving me dow.
 

Easeler

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Make the dough yourself. Plenty of recipes out there. My recommendation is keep it simple and give it enough time to rest.
I think all those ready made pizza bases are crap, to be honest.
I had a go. might try again using the pizza flour, started buying the pizza base in Aldi not great.still better than them frozen pizzas.
 

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If you went to the bother of buying a pizza oven then definitely make your own bases :) Once you have sorted out how to do it you can then freeze either the balls of dough or the rolled out bases ready to go.

I like to mix the dough in the evening and put in fridge overnight to prove, handiest way as you know it's getting a nice long slow rise, I'm always impatient with it if I make it during the day and am waiting to use it :)
 

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Any one know where I can source good pizza bases I recently purchased a pizza oven and my pizza bases are leaving me dow.
Didn’t know you could purchase such a thing. Our local Italian sells all pizzas for a tenner. Though I haven’t bought one in a coupe of years. Last time I made one myself I just bought ready made pastry in the supermarket that is for quiches as I preferred that to the one they have for pizza.

If you’re making enough pizzas to justify the oven you’re doing really well on your five a day. In America pizza is officially classed as a vegetable.
 

Easeler

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Pizza oven wasn't that expensive it sits on top of barbecue, good job would bake a pizza in a couple of minutes, we don't have any pizza delivery here in rural Galway so we have to try and make our own. Nothing like sitting out on a summer evening with a good piźza and a nice glass of white wine.
 

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I bought one of those electric pizza makers, I like it and I keep the home made bases frozen. I have lots of pizza places near me that would deliver and have never bought one from them, I like the home made version and I'm thrifty! Pack of fresh yeast is about 50c and flour is cheap too so you can make them for very little.
 

peemac

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I use a sandwich wrap - the lidl ones are quite thick.

Gives a super thin crispy base pizza for about 15c. :)

Aldi have pizza base sauce - reformulate it by adding hot sauce / crushed garlic etc.
 

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If you're making lots of pizzas, most bread makers have dough mixing settings that do a good job, take all the work out of it and give you a really consistent dough.
 

Firefly

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Make the dough yourself.
+1

I use this one: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4683/pizza-margherita-in-4-easy-steps

I've used a lot of different flours but the two best ones I can easily get are Odlums Strong Flour and Tesco Organic Strong Flour.

I usually make a batch at a go (about 20). I freeze each slice between a sheet of baking paper on the top shelf of the freezer.

For sauce, Mutti pizza sauce is incredible. It's in Tesco and probably every where else

My go to toppings:

Cooked ham chopped up into pieces
Salami
Onions & garlic finely chopped
Mozzarella
sliced baby tomatoes
Grated cheese

If having on a Fri I bake enough for lunch on Sat (just heat up)

I have a pizza setting on my oven that works great so check to see if you have one too
 

Purple

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I use this Jamie Oliver recipe. I cut the excess into single base sized balls, wrap them in clingfilm, and freeze them.
Much nicer than any shop bought base.
I make my own tomato sauce which contains lots of sun dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, herbs, veg and red wine. That is also frozen in batches. Can also be used as a base for pasta sauces.
I used to use good quality buffalo mozzarella but to be honest on a pizza it's a waste of money. Just use the cheap stuff.
 
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Firefly

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I use this Jamie Oliver recipe. I cut the excess into single base sized balls, wrap them in clingfilm, and freeze them.
Much nicer than any shop bought base.
I make my own tomato sauce which contains lots of sun dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, herbs, veg and red wine. That is also frozen in batches. Can also be used as a base for pasta sauces.
I used to use good quality buffalo mozzarella but to be honest on a pizza it's a waste of money. Just use the cheap stuff.
That's a good idea re wrapping the excess into balls - less space in the freezer.

Can't see the link to the Jamie recipe. Also, if you have a recipe for the sauce that would be great.

Maybe we could all have a bake-off!
 

Purple

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That's a good idea re wrapping the excess into balls - less space in the freezer.

Can't see the link to the Jamie recipe. Also, if you have a recipe for the sauce that would be great.

Maybe we could all have a bake-off!
Sorry, link added.
It's my own recipe for the sauce so I'll have to think about it before I write it down.
 
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