Who doesn’t love Pizza? I love pizza and love making my own for lots of reasons. My recipe for home made pizza is here. The kind of crust I make depends on my mood. Generally, I like to flavour my crust with garlic and have a thin crust and for the toppings I have whatever is readily available at home. Half the family loves hot chilies as a topping with less cheese where the younger ones want lots of cheese with basic tomato sauce toppings. If I am making pizza for friends then I always keep lots of toppings ready and they can pick what like on their pizza. I don’t like to keep a lot of crust and fill my pizza with lots of healthy vegetarian toppings. Home made Pizza is cheaper and a lot healthier to make as you can control the amount of salt, sugar, oil and cheese ; plus you can add anything as toppings. A homemade pizza can also be made to an Indian taste by adding a few spices.
BUT at times – it’s nice to be able to order pizzas from outside as a treat. I usually order from Pizza hut, as we don’t have a huge number of places to choose from. In fact Pizza Hut and Dominoes have both only set up recently near where I live. Last three times we have ordered from Pizza Hut and have always been disappointed. We had ordered large pizzas with veggie toppings on a classic crust. The pizzas arrived either cold or with a soggy base. This week the pizza I had ordered had more crust than base and when I tried a piece it had a soggy base. Much as I hate to complain, I had to for lots of reasons. One was that there was too much crust and the second was the soggy crust sticking to the box. These Pizzas aren’t cheap either.
I phoned them up to complain about the pizza and the manager offered to send me a new pizza. When I turned it down and explained that I had been disappointed with their pizzas several times, she offered to send me a veggie sizzler on an Italian base and I must say that it was much better as it was on a thin base with lots of toppings. I think special care was taken in making the second pizza because I had complained. I wish they would pay attention to everyone’s orders.
Having researched through by asking my followers on facebook, where they preferred Pizza with more crust or topping, I found that 90% of people preferred a small crust with lots of toppings. I was glad that i was not the only one who doesn’t like too much crust.
I don’t think we will be ordering from Pizza Hut again for a long time. I certainly wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Homemade pizzas aren’t difficult to make. If you find that you don’t have enough time to make a base:
- Use a french bread as a base. Checkout my French Bread recipe here
- Use naan bread as a base. Checkout my recipe for naanza here.
- Use Tortillas as a base. Checkout my recipe for Tortilla Pizza here.
- Get the ready rolled pizza bases. Checkout my recipe here
- Use a ready made short crust base to make a pizza. Checkout my recipe here.
For people on Keto diet check out how to make Almond and Coconut Flour with Psyllium Husk pizza base. My recipe is here.
For a really exciting and unusual pizza try making my Crown Pizza and impress your guests.
Pizza parties, where they make pizzas using a jiko (Kenyan cooker using charcoal), have become very popular in UK – Check out this recipe by a blogger I follow.
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