Food, General

Rainy day recipe: Homemade pizza

Posted April 5, 2016 by Bethanie Lunn

Not all heroes wear capes some have crusts. When an unexpected april showers hits, cooking is a great way to keep the kids occupied for a little while. The beauty with pizza is that you can get creative, there’s no rules, anything goes.

You will need:

  • 1 packet of pizza mix
  • 1 jar of tomato sauce
  • Grated cheese
  • 1 pepper
  • chopped pineapple
  • 1 small tin of sweetcorn

Serves 6

Pre heat the oven 220.c / Fan oven. Gas mark 7.

The Base

Firstly, you’ll need to create your dough. To save time I purchased a pizza base mix from my local supermarket for just £1, quicker and cost effective!

-Add 100ml of warm water to the mix, stir until it forms a dough.



-Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.

-Place dough onto a greased and floured baking tray and over with cling film to set for 10 mins. If you want a thicker base, leave for slightly longer.

-Now its time to roll out the dough into a pizza base shape and add your tomato sauce and your choice of cheese.



Now for the Toppings: Adventurous or classic?

Nothing beats a margarita. But if you want to have fun add colourful toppings like peppers or pineapple. It’s a good way to introduce some veggies into the pizza.


This is a great time to get the kids involved to make patterns, I chose to do a pretty simple design, but the possibilities are endless.




Place your masterpiece on the top shelf of the oven and leave to bake for 20 minutes.


And there you have it, a simple rainy day recipe, perfect for the whole family.

L x

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