New Recipes, Pizza

Making leftover pizza and homemade tomato sauce

Well, the bbq yesterday went well. Still hate the amount of food that we end up wasting as it was cooked and left out. But nothing much to do about it.

Got to bed at 11 ( really late when you got a baby). Baby blip was sleeping in his cot, but this morning he was in my bed, how? I have no clue. He must have woken during night and in my tiredness I must have put him in my bed.

This morning I did the huge washing up. Really hate that part. Managed to rescue two corn on the cup that was bbq. Going to make corn fritters later.

Also found 4 tomatoes that need to be used and half an onion.

Baby blip and I made a pizza for dinner tonight.

Homemade (pizza) tomato sauce recipe:  

4 very ripe tomatoes

1 tin chopped tomatoes

2 spring onions

1/2 red onion

2 garlic cloves

2 anchovies

1 tsp vinegar (I used the pickling vinegar from my gherkins)

1 tbsp basil (dried)

1 tbsp oregano

1. Blanch tomatoes, remove skin. Put in stick blender and blend.

2. Chop onion, spring onions, anchovies and garlic.

3. Add all the ingredients to a pot and boil to desired consistency. Adjust seasoning. I added some water half way through as it got to dry.

4. Depending on how you like the sauce either keep it as it is or blend again in stock blender.

I made a huge jar, plan in to do to pizza  tonight. Whatever is leftover of sauce i may keep in fridge to use tomorrow or freeze.


6 Tomatoes from  reduced section, 60p (used 4 = 40p).

1 tin basic chopped tomatoes from Tesco 0.34p

99p for 10 red onions (used 1/2 onion = 5p).

1 garlic bulb cost 30 p (10 cloves). (Used 2 cloves =6p)

Spring onions 70p for 10. (Used 2 =14p)

Anchovies from tesco 69p, contains 10. (Used 2 =14p)

Oregano 85p tesco own brand (1 tbsp =8p).

Basil 85p tesco own brand (1tbsp =8p)

Gherkin vinegar (free) as I would have thrown out.

Salt and pepper 1p each

Total cost £1.31

Only used 1/3 for the pizza = 44p

With the rest of the anchovies I froze them down 2 by two in ice cube trays and added the oil from tin. When frozen they can be popped out and put in freezing bags.

Pizza dough 

300 g plain flour

1 satchel fast acting yeast

1 tbsp olive oil

Pinch of salt

Water to bind. Around 200 ml

1. Put flour, yeast, salt and oil together in a bowl. Add water (warmish) a bit of the time. Keep kneeding until it it a nice smooth ball. Not too wet and not too dry.  For a thin crust it doesn’t need to rest.

2. Then role out base.

3 I like to place it on a preheated pizza stone and bake for 5 minutes at 220c fan oven. Then adding the topping.

Bake in oven for a further 8-10 min or until topping is perfect.

1.5 kg plain flour from Tesco basic range 45p. (Used 300g = 9p)

Yeast Tesco fast action yeast 8 bags 83p (used one bag = 11p).

Napolina Extra Virgin Olive oil 1l  £5.50 (used 15 ml = 0.09p).

Total cost 29p

Anything can be used for topping, whatever you fancy.


8 pieces salami (24 pieces for £3.00) =£1.00

1/2 red onion (99p for 10 red onions) = 5p 

1/4 of yellow and green pepper (69p for 3 in Lidl) = 12p

3 mushrooms (80p for tray in co-op, had 12) = 20

60 g cheese (this was a block cheese I bought reduced to £1.90) used 1/5 of pack = 38p

My topping cost around 1.75 p in total


1 pizza for £2.48. Not bad but could be much cheaper depending on your toppings. But compared to buying them ready made its a saving.

Electric cost is not included.


Even Baby Blip had a piece!