You won’t imagine how many times we actually cook pizza in my house… A lot!! Every time I ask the boyfriend what he wants for dinner the first answer is always pizza… And because I’m such a good wifey I roll up my sleeves, knead some dough and make him his pizza 🙂 From the several topping I put together, this homemade ham and mushroom pizza is probably one of my favourites. It’s not exactly a capricciosa because there’s a few typical ingredients missing. But I do like the combination of flavours and I use it every time there’s a pizza night at home.
Most of the times, I try to make my own dough – you can check out my recipe on my “Back to basics” section. The dough can make or break a pizza and it took me a long time to find a foul proof recipe. I think the main problem was the yeast. Most recipes I found used dry instant yeast but I must have been doing something wrong – the dough would not rise… Until I found fresh yeast cubes in my local supermarket. So I decided to research recipes for this kind of yeast and I found one on a Portuguese blog. And you have to trust your own, no? 🙂 Gave it a try, and… perfection! On my first try the dough actually came out of the bowl!!! Since then this is my go to recipe when I have the time. And what do I do when I don’t have the time for homemade dough or I can’t find my yeast? I have a fabulous bakery nearby that always have pizza dough on sale 🙂 So my freezer is always stoked with this nice little balls, all I have to do is leave it out in the morning to defrost. In the end of the day, I warm up slightly my oven and put the dough in to rise… And you should see the face of the boyfriend when he gets home and spots the dough rising – priceless!!
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