Easy Peasy Ham and Cheesey Pizzas

G2 was reading a book in the car this morning when he decided he wanted pizza for dinner, so I obliged…

Ham and cheese pizzas

The dough recipe I used was from Kidspot – Crazy Dough. As far as pizza dough recipes go, this one’s pretty easy to make – there’s very little waiting time so you can prepare it on the same evening you’re planning to make your pizzas. I did have a few issues with the recipe though…

  • In step 3, they said: Mix until you have a soft, pliable dough. If your dough is a little dry, you can add some more milk or water. I actually found my dough too sticky and had to add extra flour to make it workable. Not exactly sure how much flour I ended up adding but I’m guessing about another 100-200g plus/minus. The next time I try this recipe, I’ll be sure to reduce the liquid.
  • This recipe makes a bread-like pizza base so if you’re into thin-crust pizzas then this is not for you.
  • I don’t know how much everyone else eats but I thought the quantity of dough from this recipe is a LOT! I could half the recipe and still have leftover pizza dough after making a family-size pizza.

Ingredients:

  • Kidspot – Crazy Dough (I recommend halving the recipe unless you making pizzas for a party, and reducing the liquid, then if the dough is too dry, you can always top up on liquid)
    • 1 1/2 tbsp instant yeast
    • 100ml lukewarm milk
    • 500g plain flour (I used a combination of high protein white flour and wholemeal flour roughly in the ratio of 2:1)
    • 1 tsp white sugar
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 1/2 tsp salt
    • 150g plain yoghurt
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • grated cheese – tasty, parmesan and mozarella
  • ham
  • tomato paste (I used a ready-made bolognese base sauce)

The verdict:

We didn’t put it to a vote this time but I’m guessing it went down well since everyone ate decent amounts of it without complaint until Daddy’s steak came out. The only feedback came from DH who said:

  • it didn’t have enough “chew” – not quite sure what that means
  • it was too thick, too much bread
  • perhaps a thinner crust next time

Sigh… so hard to please.