Homemade Pizza

I had two eggplant and two capsicum that were on their deathbeds and a serious pizza craving. My favourite pizza is of a Mediterranean inspired variety – its basically a health food…

I’ve never made my own pizza dough before but heard it was pretty easy. I found a great dough recipe and used some common sense then before to long I had a super satisfying pizza!

I cut up my capsicum and eggplant into pizza sized pieces and roasted them at 180 degrees for around half an hour then started making the dough, using:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1/3 cup of yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of semi boiled water (not boiled)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oi

In large bowl, combine flour, yeast, and salt. Add warm water and olive oil, knead about 5 minutes or until mixture is well combined and forms a ball. Let dough sit for 10 minutes in a warm place – I should look something like this!


I rolled it out flat and achieved a really bad shape so I pulled in the edges to the centre and rolled out the from there to achieve a shape closer to a circle. Fit to pizza pan, I used baking paper. Place in oven and bake for approximately 10 minutes or until very slightly browned. By this time the roast vegetables should be cooked too. I tried my best but not even I could fit two eggplant on a pizza. I stood and ate the excess straight from the tray – bliss.

Remove both base and toppings from oven and let cool. Add tomato paste (I forgot minced garlic – shattered) then roast vegetables and other pizza toppings of your choice. I had some olives in the pantry and added those kalamata olives are tastiest, just make such you take the pip out) and some dried oregano. If you’ve got a vegan cheese handy – don’t hold back!

Return pizza to oven and bake approximately 10-20 minutes depending of the awesomeness of your oven. This took about 70 minutes total but in that time I also did dishes and cleaned my room – its not a very demanding dinner. And you can be assured that your meal hasn’t been cross contaminated with any meat or cheese!

Cool, slice, and serve!


P.S pineapple definitely belongs on pizza.

Pizza out,

Meg x




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