On a Friday evening I often have pizza, asÂ I rarely feel likeÂ cooking anything more extravagant. Last Friday I made my own for the first time, andÂ was surprised by how easy it was and how good it tasted.
AdmittedlyÂ I bought a ready-made base, but on top put aÂ tomato and basil sauce, grated cheese, salami, oak-smoked ham torn intoÂ pieces and a bit more cheese. Into the oven it went on 200C for about 20 minutes, and it was done.Â It was certainly a lot less salty than theÂ frozenÂ pizzas I have had in the past, and overall probably quite healthy. Next time I’ll add more interesting toppings for example peppers and red onion, but for a first go it was fine.
It went well with a 2007Â oak aged Malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina (13%), and Bruce Lee’s “Way of the Dragon” on DVD.Â Â