I’m gonna be honest, I’m no Jamie Oliver, but in my first year I’ve learnt that being at uni doesn’t mean you have to cook badly. A lot of the time, cooking and baking is somewhat limited by lack of time because there’s so much other stuff going on, but sometimes it’s great to make time and put a bit of extra effort in. I thought I’d share this delicious homemade pizza recipe that I made with my friends at uni after exams had finished.


  • 3oog flour
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • tomato puree
  • cheese
  • your choice of pizza toppings (we opted for pepper and sweetcorn)

Preheat the oven to 200c (if you’re using a university combi-oven, press the ‘conv’ button until 200 is displayed and then press start, the oven will beep when it’s preheated)

Step one: Make the pizza base

Mix the flour, yeast and salt in a bowl. Make a well in the centre of the mixture and pour in 200ml of warm water and the olive oil.

img_5737Bring the mixture together until it forms a smooth dough. img_5744

Roll out the dough on a floured surface and transfer to an oiled baking tray. img_5778

Step two: Toppings and cooking



Cover the dough with tomato puree and cheese and then add any toppings of your choice

Put in the oven for around 15 minutes (careful the edges don’t burn like ours did!)

Cut up your pizza and enjoy!!!


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