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Pizza by Draliman!

I mentioned in a post last week that I was going to try making my own pizza. And I did! Here’s how it all began.

Evil Dr. Zog's hidden volcano lair.

Evil Dr. Zog’s hidden volcano lair

 

I carefully mixed the flour into the water/yeast/sugar. They don’t tell you that when you do that, the water starts leaking out. And it’s gross. And no matter how much flour you put on your hands, the dough still sticks to you.

That done, it’s time to chop basil for the sauce while waiting for the dough to rise and go springy or whatever.

At last I get to use my big death knife

At last I get to use my big death knife

 

Fingers still miraculously intact, I check the dough. It has risen, hooray!

Risen and springy and whatnot

Risen and springy and whatnot

 

Open the fridge – what to put on it? Everything!

Pile it on!

Pile it on!

 

Into the oven and – ta-da!

Yum

Yum

 

My first baking since Home Economics at school, early 1980s. Very tasty!

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  1. December 14, 2015 at 9:47 am

    That looks great, Ali! I just ate and it still makes me hungry. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  2. December 14, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Success! 🙂

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  3. December 14, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Well – there went my diet – again!!

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  4. Lata Sunil
    December 14, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    It does look Yumm

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  5. December 14, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Nice! Impressed with the springy dough! 🙂

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    • December 14, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Yeah, it was like magic or something. It started as a big clump and after an hour was all springy and stretchy and stuff! Yay yeast 🙂

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  6. December 14, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    As soon as I saw this!!!! Drali pizza 4 life!!! Looks so good! Ah pizza… it could bring world peace.

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  7. Holly
    December 14, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Is that your cutting board? Very cool! Oh yeah, and yay pizza! 🙂

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    • December 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      Yes, I got it from my friends round the corner for my birthday. Fortunately I still have my old one (the one with the risen dough on) – I needed both for this job!
      Yay pizza 🙂

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  8. December 14, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Yum!, That looks delicious!

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  9. December 14, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    That looks good! You’ve made me very hungry.

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    • December 14, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      It was good! I’ve just had my tea but the picture still makes me feel hungry.

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  10. December 14, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I’m impressed. Anything involving yeast and rising dough is a major enterprise. I used to bake bread, but gave it up because it would take me all day to make the bread … and 30 seconds for my friends and family to consume it. Hope you save a little pizza for the next day. All that effort deserves at least a two-day run 🙂

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    • December 15, 2015 at 8:16 am

      I was worried nothing was going to happen, but I stuck it near the gas fire under a damp cloth and by the time I’d watched an episode of “Jessica Jones” in Netflix it was good to go 🙂
      I had pizza the next day too!

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  11. December 14, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    It’s official: everyone is better at making homemade pizza than I am. 😉 I try to console myself by thinking that if I was any good at making pizza, I’d just eat pizza more often. Watch out, that might happen to you too, now that you’re a super black belt expert in pizza making!

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    • December 15, 2015 at 8:17 am

      Ha, yes! I learnt a couple of lessons for next time – less dough, less topping. I went all in this time 🙂

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  12. December 14, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Yeah!! I am so proud of you.
    You did it young man, very impressive. Looks Delish.

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    • December 15, 2015 at 8:18 am

      From scratch and everything. None of this supermarket pizza base nonsense 🙂
      It was very tasty!

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  13. December 14, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    p.s. You’ve more than a few good cooks in, ask for a few different pizza topping, I’m certain the combinations will come in handy when yours gets tiring. It happens.

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    • December 15, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Good idea. I’m definitely going to cut down on the topping next time. There was far too much of everything!

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  14. December 15, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Deeeeewishish looking!
    Ellespeth

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    • December 15, 2015 at 8:20 am

      Deeeeewishish tasting also 🙂

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  15. December 15, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Awesome! I haven’t baked anything since my oven went kaput four years ago, and rarely used it when it worked…. but I once got a wild hair and made squirrel cookies from semi-scratch for Christmas Eve and impressed myself with the results… plus, I managed not to poison anyone in my family.

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    • December 15, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      Nice! It’s always a bonus when the family makes it through unscathed.

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  16. December 15, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Just ate lunch, and it’s a good thing, or else, I’d be slavering. You are too talented and brilliant at way too many things, and it’s NOT fair! 🙂
    Seriously, though, I think it’s great!

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    • December 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      To be fair, it’s hard to go wrong with flour, yeast and water 🙂 Though it looked pretty dodgy at the early mixing stage.
      It was very tasty!

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  17. December 15, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    That looks very yummy, Ali! I’m feeling rather hungry now. I love your E.T. chopping board. 🙂

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    • December 15, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      It was very yummy! For two meals, as I used too much dough and topping so it was quite filling 🙂
      The chopping board was a birthday present from my friends in the village. Cool, isn’t it?

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  18. December 15, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Congratulations on your successful pizza making!

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    • December 15, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks, it’s great when something is fun and tasty too 🙂

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  19. December 16, 2015 at 5:38 am

    I am proud of you and the miracle called yeast! ❤

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  20. December 17, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Wow – very impressive! You did exceptionally well, especially with the tacky dough. The end product looks delicious. I hope you enjoyed eating it. 🙂

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  21. December 18, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Very impressive. I’m pretty sure Jamie Oliver has a pizza dough recipe that doesn’t even involve yeast – I usually opt for the easiest thing possible. But I suppose it depends what kind of pizza base you like.

    BTW, as I’m reading this, it’s 7.30pm and I’m still waiting for my partner to make the dinner he said he’d make at about 5.30pm, so I could eat anything at this point – my mouth is watering at the thought of your pizza!

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    • December 18, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks! This used parts of one of his recipes, but he has many pizza recipes on his site.

      It has now been six hours since you posted this comment – has your dinner arrived yet? 🙂

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  22. December 23, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    I am so proud of your success! I hope to make ‘bread’ soon. I have never done this. Have a great holiday.

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    • December 24, 2015 at 9:34 am

      I was wondering about making bread too. I guess the dough is quite similar. Happy holidays!

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      • December 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

        I hope to find out this vacation!

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