Pizza is the ultimate comfort food and such a crowd pleaser. I’ve probably eaten it at least once a week since the beginning of isolation. My mom made artichoke pizza all the time when we were younger and it’s one of my favourite recipes to this day! We picked up a massive jar of artichokes from Vetro in Napier awhile ago and we’re still making our way through it.
I love shopping locally wherever possible and was pleased to hear that Christchurch bakery, Good Honest is offering next-day delivery. I ordered their pizza dough (plus a few other items) on Tuesday and everything arrived on my doorstep by Wednesday; super convenient and completely contact-less. All their products are made with natural ingredients and are of the highest quality. I’m not the best chef, so before I started making the pizzas, I googled the best way to handle the dough. The finished result was a bit thicker than I’d normally make, but delicious nonetheless. If anyone has any tips on stretching pizza dough, do let me know.
I’ve played around with this recipe a lot (that’s the best thing about pizza, right?) There’s no wrong way of doing it, personally I’m a ‘less is more’ person when it comes to pizza. I encourage you to add in your own ingredients to mix things up.
1kg Good Honest pizza dough (makes three medium-sized pizzas)
6 tbsp. tomato sauce (we used this pizza sauce from Mediterranean Food Co.)
200g artichoke hearts, drained and diced
300g roasted red pepper, sliced
8 thin slices of prosciutto
50g fresh mozzarella (we picked ours up from Mediterranean Food Co.)
60g goat cheese
1. Set dough to the side for 30 minutes to an hour. Good Honest pizza dough arrives already risen, so you can roll out dough and get started right away.
2. Spread tomato sauce evenly over the pizza base. Top with artichokes and roasted peppers
3. Cover with prosciutto, mozzarella and crumbly goat cheese before placing on pizza stone or baking tray
4. Cook at 250°C until golden, 15-20 minutes depending on oven.
It’s as simple as that, and the finished result is honestly some of the best pizza I’ve ever tried. You can add in any additional veggies that are kicking around in your fridge (sun-dried tomatoes are a treat) and basil if you have it in your garden. Oh, and definitely serve with a bottle of Prosecco or red wine, whatever you have on hand.
A silver lining of this time in isolation has been experimenting, trying new things, and supporting local businesses. I don’t think I’ve ever made this many homemade meals in a row. I’d love to hear what you’ve been cooking up over the past few weeks. Leave me a comment below or tag me in your creations on Instagram. If you’re looking for pizza dough delivered straight to your door, check out Good Honest.
This post is sponsored by Good Honest Products, but all opinions are my own.