Pizza night in
I almost never do takeout from experience. Experience being, it’s not very good. Having lived in some of the biggest cities like Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles and now Sidney we’ve had access to presumably the best take out around, but I’ve found that it all pretty much tastes the same. You would think Australia being so close to Thailand would have the best Pad Thai but my favorite has been in Toronto. Sushi in Toronto right? nope, for me it was Montreal. So in my personal opinion take out is take out. Having 2 teenagers I know how easy picking up the phone and ordering a cheese pizza can be but then I also know how easy it is to make or more importantly, how much healthier home-made pizza is. The problem?By the time I decided it was going to be pizza night, the whole process of kneading, rising and then rising again was going to take too long so I needed a crust that could bypass all of that. I did a quick search and found a dough that was simple, quick…..and healthy!
I rarely follow recipes and not because I think I can do better but because I like the challenge of healthifying dishes. I don’t always succeed but I do learn something each time I fail. This recipe however, deserves to be followed carefully. It’s excellent! I added some dried basil and dried hot chili peppers to the dough but not necessary. Both girls loved this crust so that alone is going to make this a regular in my house.
For the topping
I used some leftover Tomato soup and stirred in a big dollop of pesto. Spread this generously over prepared crust and then add all of your favorite ingredients. Bake pizza at a high heat (around 400) and remove once crust in browned and cheese is bubbling. If you have leftovers then make sure not to re-heat in the microwave, it just makes the crust soggy. Place it back in the oven and bake it gently until crispy again.
What’s your favorite take out (here it’s called take away:))