Homemade is Best.

Being an English literature student means that I do not have a very heavy timetable in terms of contact hours. I am actually in uni for classes for around a dozen hours a week so the rest of the time I decide how I space out my work. Don’t get me wrong, I have a lot of work to do on top of my reasonably light timetable – reading, note taking, essays… My timetable has its pros and cons: I have an awful day on Friday starting at 9am and finishing at 6pm, but I do get Wednesdays off!

So today I thought it would be fun to make the most of having the day and create something. And create I did. I’m not really a crafts kind of person, not unless they are for Christmas. I am, however, a baking kind of person, and my father being away and my mother quite busy I decided to make dinner. What kind of dinner can you bake?


I haven’t made pizza since I was a child and I made it with my mother and sister in the holidays as a fun activity. I used a recipe from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and it was so simple and easy to follow. This isn’t the exact same recipe but the section for the dough is the same so follow this and then just choose your own toppings. To make the sauce I just fried two finely chopped cloves of garlic in a glug of olive oil and then added a tin of chopped tomatoes. Then I spread the tomato sauce on the bases, then I sliced some mozzarella and arranged it over the top of it. Personally I love to add fresh rocket on top once the pizza is out of the oven, in the summer fresh basil is equally good.







Have you ever made your own pizza?
What are your favourite pizza toppings?

Sophie x



  1. I LOVe making my own pizza. Since I am a vegan, I kind of have to these days unless I find a vegan pizza joint!! I haven’t had pizza in about a month, but that needs to change..yours looks delicious!

  2. We hardly buy pizza anymore because it’s so much better homemade. I love that you can put whatever you want on the most. I love mozzarella, olives and mushrooms. (Goats cheese is a close second).

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    1. Definitely agree, I just want to practice making my dough as thin as possible, it wasn’t quite crunchy enough for me! If I’d had mushrooms they would definitely have gone on top too šŸ™‚

  3. I top lots of stuff as though it were pizzas (various flatbreads, toast, egg “crusts,” cabbage “crusts”) but I haven’t made the real deal in forever–something about the time crust usually takes, plus I don’t really have a favorite crust recipe. I’ll have to check that one out! (Or cheat and buy a premade crust…does that defeat the purpose of homemade pizza? ;D )

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