As much as I love a burger (which I wrote about here) well…I love pizza just as much.  The Italian kind – thin, stretchy bases with a select few toppings and mozzarella.  But during the week I can never seem to find the time to make our own pizza bases.  And although I don’t mind using flat bread as an alternative, the pre-made pizza bases you buy just don’t seem to match up.  Sometimes of a weekend, I’ll make a batch of six or so pizza bases {using this great Jamie Oliver recipe}, top them with tomato sauce {the best – using Marcella Hazan’s famous red sauce recipe} and par-cook them in a hot oven on a pizza stone for 10 minutes.  Then once cooled, I freeze them one at a time on a plate in the freezer.  And once all are frozen I pop them in a snap-lock bag.  Voila – homemade pizza ready whenever it takes your fancy.

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6 Comments on Pizza On The Run

  1. Janet Rörschåch
    October 25, 2013 2:09 pm at 2:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Digging this post! I really like the idea of par cooking too. Thank you for the link to Marcella Hanzen’s pizza sauce. She’s not as well known here in U.S.

  2. Dolly Rubiano
    October 26, 2013 4:44 am at 4:44 am (4 years ago)

    Oh thank you for another interesting post! While I don’t make my own pizza crust, I love to try the tomato sauce slow-cooked in butter and onion. So easy! No wonder it is so popular. I will go heat my stove now!

  3. supportthebride
    October 27, 2013 3:02 am at 3:02 am (4 years ago)

    Yum! I love dough balls too ♥

  4. Dolly Rubiano
    October 28, 2013 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm (4 years ago)

    I made the tomato sauce today. I am forever grateful to you for sharing the link to the Marcella Hanzen recipe. It was a great base for other recipes too!

    • brownpaperbelle
      October 29, 2013 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm (4 years ago)

      Isn’t it the most amazing sauce?? And with only 3 ingredients. Seriously spoon-lickingly awesome.


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