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FrenchBoule Wed 11-Sep-19 11:18:17

... what topping combinations would you recommend?

How do you make your tomato sauce? Mine is tin of chopped tomatoes with garlic and a bit of tomato puree. Still a bit watery sometimes and not enough tomato tasting 🙄

foofah Sat 21-Sep-19 17:15:39

I have been making this paneer pizza on repeat mode lately. I get very good quality indian cottage cheese and it is so easy.

MsMightyTitanAndHerTroubadours Sat 21-Sep-19 17:23:31

i use red pesto for the sauce...all fine and dandy (vegans notwithstanding)

slather that on and then we have usually bought the entire shelf from Aldi or lidl so have dh's favourite of meat feast with all the pepperoni, salami, ham, cut up hotdogs or those teeny frikadellen meat ball things, anything meaty gets hurled on.
I like prosciutto and mozzarella with basil
my weirdo children like Hawaiian

also dh likes that thing where you fold it over in half...not a stromboli, I cannot think, and that's really nice if you have a bit of bolognaise left over instead of a tomato sauce base. ...calzone, I just asked him

violetbunny Mon 23-Sep-19 09:23:31

Our favourite DIY pizza topping is:

- Caramelised onion relish all over the pizza base
- Top with blue cheese, walnuts and thinly sliced pear


KingaRoo Mon 23-Sep-19 09:29:44

Pastta or chopped tomatoes unless massively reduced down will make the use very soggy and watery. Half passata and half tomato puree with oregano works for me.

KingaRoo Mon 23-Sep-19 09:29:55

Base not use

Kaz2200 Mon 23-Sep-19 12:16:13

Easiest base ever, natural yogurt and plain flour, season and roll out as thin as you can, perfect.

AndMiffyWentToSleep Fri 27-Sep-19 06:44:01

Radical option here but smitten kitchen suggest using uncooked, drained whole tinned tomatoes:

I’ve tried it and it works!

NumberblockNo1 Fri 27-Sep-19 06:51:39

Ooh following simply to make me try this! I wont e reducing anything for an hour as dont have time but will do other things!

loutypips Fri 27-Sep-19 06:54:52

Boring toppings here! Dd has a margarita and I just have mushrooms.

I use passata for the sauce, add in a few herbs and then reduce it down quite a bit. You could always add a little bit of tomato purée to give it a little more flavour.

boujie Fri 27-Sep-19 06:57:28

The absolute best and simplest sauce:

800g tinned tomatoes
An onion, peeled and cut in two
70g butter
Salt to taste

Put all the ingredients in a pan and simmer until it has reduced to the desired thickness (I usually leave it 40 mins on a medium low heat).

Once thick enough, fish out the two onion halves and either compost them or keep them to blitz up in something else.

You cannot believe how anything so simple can be so perfect but it's the best tomato sauce I've ever tasted (inc in Italy). The first time I made it it smelled so incredible from the outset that I could hardly wait for it to cook. The butter brings out the sweetness of the tomatoes and makes the sauce so velvety and silky. The onion gives it a delicate flavour without overwhelming it.

I'm a traditionalist so I just top with good quality mozzarella and a little basil.

solittletime Fri 27-Sep-19 07:00:19

M and S passata with olive oil salt and garlic. No need to pre cook and don't put too much on depending on how "saucy" you like it!

user1474894224 Fri 27-Sep-19 07:03:25

We often just use whatever jar of pasta sauce I have in the cupboard for a topping. Recently I have used tomato puree watered down - it's surprisingly nice and sweet.

Frouby Fri 27-Sep-19 07:05:03

Chopped tinned tomatoes and tomato puree, with Italian herbs for a base, ratio of 50/50 mixed up well, preferably in a blender.

Toppings are tuna for ds, alldameat for dh, peppers, mushrooms, sweetcorn and black olives for veggie dd.

And mine is anchovies, pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives and sweet red peppers. Mozzarella cheese topping on all.

I also make special garlic pizza bread. Lots of the tomato base, a sprinkle of mozz cheese and a fuckton of garlic butter with parsley drizzled over.

Used to work in a pizza shop when I was a teen and still use the same recipes for base, garlic butter and toppings.

Trewser Fri 27-Sep-19 07:06:31

I use a cheap tin of tomatoes blitzed in the processor and then crushed garlic salt and pepper stright in. Leave it to think about itself while i make the base. I use a very thin layer. I make the BEST pizza!

Trewser Fri 27-Sep-19 07:07:45

boujie i make that sauce too for pasta. Isn't it great!

Slacktacular Fri 27-Sep-19 07:08:46

I’ve tried loads of options but now always use Pizza Express tinned passata. It’s the perfect consistency - thicker than the stuff in a jar or carton and doesn’t leave you with a soggy pizza. Half a can does pizzas for my family of 5 so even though it’s about £1 a tin, I can freeze the other half or add to a bolognese sauce or similar.

Trewser Fri 27-Sep-19 07:08:55

Toppings are lots of mozerella, anchovies and olives for me and dd2, chorizo or salami for dh,.plain mozzarella for dd3

stucknoue Fri 27-Sep-19 07:12:17

If using fresh tomatoes make sure they are ripe and roast in the oven for 30 mins before making the sauce to concentrate the flavour, using canned is easier of course, but you need to cook it down to reduce by half I find. My preference for speed is to use pesto rosso (with sun dried tomatoes) goats cheese, caramelised onion chutney and mozzarella.

PigeonofDoom Fri 27-Sep-19 07:12:31

Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s (and probably most big supermarkets) sell little jars of ready made pizza sauce. I use those when I don’t have time to boil down passata. They actually taste pretty good but remember that less is more when it comes to pizza sauce.

Snog Fri 27-Sep-19 07:27:25

I make the tomato sauce by stick blending a can of tomatoes! V easy and the pizzas go down well.

Trewser Fri 27-Sep-19 07:58:26

Yes snog me too. No need really for expensive jars and tins full of additives.

Trewser Fri 27-Sep-19 08:00:48

AndMiffyWentToSleep that's what i do. Brilliant.

Mitebiteatnite Fri 27-Sep-19 08:08:10

We've had a serious glut of homegrown tomatoes this year so I've made every kind of sauce imaginable. Pizza sauce came out perfectly!

I used a roasting dish full of sliced plum toms (I chucked them in with skins on as our blender is seriously powerful) chucked in a small chopped onion and 2 cloves of garlic. Drizzled with a bit of olive oil then roasted for about 30 mins. Took it out, blended it to smithereens, then put in a pan on the hob. Added salt and pepper to taste and a teaspoon of sugar. Then dried oregano and basil. Reduced it down for about an hour. It was perfect!

Mitebiteatnite Fri 27-Sep-19 08:09:46

Pasta sauce was all the above but with 2 carrots, a huge courgette and 3 peppers added. You have to season it a little more, but the end result was fantastic and DCs can't get enough of it (and all its hidden veggie goodness)

30not13 Fri 27-Sep-19 08:09:52

Passatta with garlic puree and a good splurge of tomato ketchup.

Base is one part natural yogurt to 2.5 parts flour.

Toppings.. I'm a fan of only one or two toppings at a time, usually a meat product and a vegetable. Plus the cheese of course! Currently t fave haggis and mushroom 😍

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