Pizza For The Hopeless Baker

The last time I attempted to make pizza from scratch it was more like a dry loaf of bread with cremated cheese. Baking is NOT my forte, it’s all too very precise. I prefer throwing things in a pan and tasting as I go until I’m happy.

So if that sounds a bit like you – this recipe is perfect! Well..I’m calling it a recipe; it’s more just stacking as many ingredients as your hungry tummy desire and sticking it in the oven.

Sound good? Let’s go!


Ingredients (serves 3-4):

2 small, pre-cooked, chicken breasts

1 – 2 balls of fresh mozzarella

6 tablespoons tomato puree

1/4 red, green and yellow bell pepper (capsicum)

Pepperoni – as much as preferred

2 small baguettes

Cheddar (optional) – as much as preferred

All ingredients are customisable to your taste, so let’s get creative!

Step 1: Shred chicken breasts into bite sized pieces and slice peppers into thin strips.


Step 2: Cut your baguettes in half length ways.


Step 3: Spread you tomato puree liberally along the soft side of the baguette.Image

(Action shot!)

Step 4: Add all of your loose toppings until your heart is content.


Step 5: Top with mozzarella (and cheddar if you’re using it).


Step 6: Pop it in the oven at 180 Celsius or 356 Fahrenheit for 15 – 20 mins or until your cheese is gooey and glorious.


Step 7: Cut into pieces and serve with a salad of your choice (because we’re healthy, right?)


Then all that’s left to do is kick your feet up and enjoy. If you’re feeling extra cheeky then follow it up with your favourite desert – I chose Swiss chocolate and caramel cheesecake!


Hooray for  edible glitter!

2 thoughts on “Pizza For The Hopeless Baker

  1. They look absolutely delicious!! *nomnomnomnomnomnomnoms*

    We make our own pizza things here at home – sometimes using Pizza Bases, sometimes using taco shells – sometimes using bread… Always prefer it so much more than buying from the store as it is fresher and we have more control over what’s going on top 🙂

    Once again – great pictures, and after this one I might have to go off and grab something to eat!.. lol



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