Some of you asked me recently on how I manage blogging amidst working full time, and minding a hyper toddler ( and fussy husband). I don’t know the recipe for happiness, as some days can be challenging than others. What keeps me going in the kitchen is the love of homemade food, and the knowledge that my family is fed properly with wholesome meals. Which, can take just minutes to prepare.
Take this easy margherita pizza. The pizza dough can be made ahead of time, up to a week in the fridge and frozen for 3 months! Having some ‘ready’made’ dough in the fridge is especially handy for after-work supper. Simplicity is the key here, but do not underestimate the simple taste of tomato, basil and mozarella as the only topping. Sometimes it’s this kind of simple meals that keep our lives happier!
With the emphasis on healthy meals, I have modified my usual go-to pizza dough recipe so this one uses whole wheat strong bread flour. I love some chewiness to the baked dough, hence why gluten from strong flour would make a huge difference to the quality of the dough. If you do not have access to whole wheat strong bread flour, feel free to use a combination of whole wheat and strong white bread flour in 1:1 ratio, it will yield excellent dough, healthier and tasty too.
I will let your inspiration runs wild when it comes to the toppings. It’s your call, but try this dough once and you will love it. And whilst you are at it, trust me that a good margherita can win over other fancy toppings.