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Home made pizza

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by mrs quoad, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    the herbs are not 'more peripheral' :mad:

    I might make home made pizza next week now, the ex didn't get on with tomato that well so I always made hers with pesto as a sauce which works really well.
     
  2. contadino

    contadino Well-Known Member

    You'll only be able to avoid that by having a 'kin hot oven. As an indication, my pizza oven reaches somewhere in the region of 450deg C before it's ready for the pizza to go in. You can get semi-dried mozzerella - sort of the texture of haloumi - which is grateable and works better if your oven ain't up to the job.
     
  3. _angel_

    _angel_ urban myth

    Made the boys french bread pizza yesterday using the parbaked loafs. Nice and not really cookery.
     
  4. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    Yep this. I suspect her problem is temperature...and not letting the oven come to temp as herbsman said. Even a moderately loaded down pizza shouldn't be soggy.

    or she should build one of these

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  5. mr steev

    mr steev unkempt clacker

    Another reason for soggy pizzas is the sauce being too thin or having too much oil in it.
    When I make my sauce I fry loads of garlic in a little olive oil, then press a tin of tomatoes through a sieve and simmer away until I can draw a spoon over the bottom of the pan and the sauce is thick enough that it won't flow back iyswim.
     
  6. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    I love mr steevs pizza more than most restuarants...:)
     
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  7. Herbsman.

    Herbsman. Hill climbing is ace

    yes, thick sauce is a must! it should be almost 'dry'
     
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  8. mr steev

    mr steev unkempt clacker

    That would be great :cool:

    I have a friend who makes clay ovens. She does loads of workshops making them with kids and it's inspired me to try and build one in my garden at some point :)
     
  9. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Sweetcorn :(
     
  10. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    your nuts?
    you're nuts!
     
  11. wemakeyousoundb

    wemakeyousoundb and calm again

    They'll be putting ketchup on it next :'(
     
  12. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    I'd like to have one too. They'd be great for having people over.
     
  13. Global Stoner

    Global Stoner baseline neural therapy

    BBQ :)

    Actually this is why I should have a go at making them, most bbq pizza you buy is to sweet.
     
  14. Herbsman.

    Herbsman. Hill climbing is ace

  15. contadino

    contadino Well-Known Member

    If pizze are your thing, avoid moulded clay/adobe. They're good for making bread and other al forno stuff, but for pizze, you need things hotter. Either use sandstone, refectory bricks, or terracotta/clay pieces cemented using lime. No cement.
     
  16. geminisnake

    geminisnake a complex mass of conflicting ideas

    If you hadn't posted the drugs quip I wouldn't have known quoady faffed up. So imo you don't look stupid at all.

    I like sweetcorn on pizza :p
     
  17. mr steev

    mr steev unkempt clacker

    Ah, my friend tends to make bread in the ovens she makes. Thanks for the advice :)
     
  18. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Was the £1 spicy chicken of high quality and free range :D
     
  19. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    I too vote for sweetcorn & pineapple on pizza though I will say that I don't think mr steev puts that on his. He always has yummy sliced black olives/onions/peppers combo that works a treat for me.
     
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  20. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad ¡pǝlqɐsıp ƃuıƃƃɐʇ sɐɥ ;ǝpnɹ ʇou

    Tbh, ours have been fine (even with mozzarella) @ 240.

    I think it must be something to do with the beating our bread machine gives the dough?
     
  21. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Was going to ask if you used a bread machine for the dough. I have not done any cook at home pizzas for a long time but as we have a bread machine now I should sort this out. Obviously not with sweetcorn though.

    For some reason we have two bags of (just add water) pizza base mix here. Not sure where they came from :hmm:
     
  22. mr steev

    mr steev unkempt clacker

    If you've got a breadmachine there's no excuse not to make you're own as it's a piece of piss. :)
    I use my machine more often to make dough than I do bread at the moment
     
  23. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet ammonia snooker balls

    It's a piece of piss to make the dough even without a bread machine really. I manage even though there are bigger kitchens than mine in aeroplanes.
     
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  24. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    You have a galley (aka shoebox) kitchen too then? :D
     
  25. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet ammonia snooker balls

    It's a nightmare. If I'd known how much it was going to annoy me I'd have thought twice about moving into this flat. I spend half my time knocking things over and screaming "AAHGHH WHY IS THIS FUCKING PLACE SO SHIT" and then drinking wine which makes it even more likely that I will knock things over.

    My old place was tiny and had leaky windows and leagues of flea-carrying mice, but it did at least have a kitchen area bigger than the bedroom.
     
  26. wtfftw

    wtfftw toasted cheese debauchery

    I quite like being able to reach everything in my kitchen while standing in one spot. :thumbs:
     
  27. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet ammonia snooker balls

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  28. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Looks fucking ace :)
     
  29. TruXta

    TruXta Tired of this

    Add sweetcorn to the dough?
     
  30. Herbsman.

    Herbsman. Hill climbing is ace

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