Author: My Husband Makes Pies

Chilli Prawn Pizza

Chilli Prawn Pizza

Today, we’re exploring the depths of the ocean and the vibrancy of spice gardens to create an exquisite Chilli Prawn Pizza. Prawns, known for their juicy and succulent texture, possess a delicate sweetness that pairs beautifully with a variety of aromatic herbs and spices. When 

Hot Pepperoni & Spinach Pizza

Hot Pepperoni & Spinach Pizza

Today, we’re excited to present a pizza that combines the spicy kick of hot pepperoni with the fresh taste of spinach. The hot pepperoni is well-balanced with the addition of fresh spinach, adding a touch of colour and a mild, earthy flavor. This complements the 

Pancetta Carbonara Pizza

Pancetta Carbonara Pizza

Today, we’re (loosely) incorporating one of our favourite dishes, Italian carbonara, into our favourite type of cuisine – pizza! We’re crafting a carbonara-inspired pie, and we’re confident it’s going to be fantastic.

Carbonara, a signature Roman pasta dish, is revered for its creamy texture and profound savoury flavour. Traditionally, carbonara is a luxurious blend of egg, Pecorino Romano Cheese, guanciale, and ground pepper. However, we’re improvising with what we have at hand; substituting Grana Padano for Pecorino Romano, and opting for pancetta in place of guanciale.

This carbonara-inspired pizza strikes a beautiful balance of creamy, salty, and cheesy flavours and textures, all topped off with a fresh bite of chives to elevate the experience.

Carbonara Style Pizza with Pancetta | Homemade Pizza
Carbonara Style Pizza with Pancetta | Homemade Pizza
Carbonara Style Pizza with Pancetta | Homemade Pizza

Pancetta Carbonara Pizza

Our Pancetta Carbonara Pizza cleverly incorporates the smooth and creamy essence of traditional carbonara with Grana Padano and egg, into a pizza. The crispy pancetta, together with fresh and low-moisture mozzarella and fresh chives, crafts a stretchy, cheesy, refreshing, and fun pizza experience.
To make this carbonara style pizza you'll need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to prep the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be indulging in a slice of this exciting and flavourful pizza in no time. Bon appétit! And don't forget to check out some of our other pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • Grana padano cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Pancetta
  • Ground black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Cheese: Place your fresh mozzarella in a container or bowl with a paper towel at the bottom to allow some of the water to drain. Tear both the fresh mozzarella and low moisture mozzarella cheeses into medium-sized pieces. Finely grate grana padano. Set aside.
  • Prepare Chives: Roughly chop your fresh chives. Set aside.
  • Prepare Carbonara Style Sauce: In a small bowl, combine your egg, roughly a tablespoon of finely grated Grana Padano, and ground black pepper. Mix well with a fork and set aside.
  • Preheat Oven:
    For an outdoor oven like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: Distribute fresh and low moisture mozzarella pieces across the base, ensuring they’re evenly spaced. The cheese pieces should be around 2 cm in diameter and at least 1.5 cms apart. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and add slices of pancetta.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep a close watch on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning. After the second turn, remove to add the carbonara style sauce to the pizza (do not add carbonara sauce on top of pancetta).
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes. Remove to add the carbonara style sauce to the pizza about 2 minutes before the end (do not add carbonara sauce on top of pancetta).
  • Serving: Once done, remove the pizza from the oven and place it on a serving board. Garnish with fresh chives. Now it's time to enjoy your delicious homemade carbonara style pizza!
Mini Meatballs, Salami, Basil & Spring Onion Pizza

Mini Meatballs, Salami, Basil & Spring Onion Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, we’re constantly on the hunt for fresh and inspiring flavours to enhance our pizza lineup. Today, we’re excited to present a delightful blend of juicy mini meatballs, salami, basil, and the zesty crunch of spring onions. Our Italian-inspired mini meatballs 

Hot Salami, Spinach and Onion Pizza

Hot Salami, Spinach and Onion Pizza

Today’s pizza is a fusion of spicy hot salami, spinach, and brown onion. Fresh spinach offers a lovely contrast to the spicy, savoury notes of the fiery salami. The brown onion contributes a hint of subtle sweetness and a crisp texture, perfectly balancing the rich 

Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza

Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza

Today’s pie is a delightful fusion of broccolini, red capsicum, and aromatic garlic.

Broccolini, often referred to as baby broccoli, has a sweet, earthy flavour with a hint of peppery undertones. Unlike its relative, broccoli, broccolini boasts tender stems that make for a much more suitable pizza topping. Red capsicum, or red bell pepper, adds a sweet crunch to our dish, beautifully balancing the richness of the mozzarella blend. Meanwhile, garlic brings forward a pungent and spicy flavour, which, when roasted, becomes incredibly sweet and mellow. A sprinkle of chilli flakes provides a subtle heat kick, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil adds texture and ties everything together.

The combination of broccolini, red capsicum, and garlic creates a refreshing, veggie-centric alternative to the usual pizza toppings and is a real treat for vegetarians and health-conscious foodies alike.

Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza | Broccolini on Pizza
Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza | Broccolini on Pizza
Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza | Broccolini on Pizza

Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza

Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza: Broccolini brings its sweet, earthy essence; red capsicum delivers a crunchy sweetness; and garlic introduces its renowned aroma and kick. With the gentle heat from chilli flakes and the rich touch of EVOO, this pizza promises a delightful and healthy slice.
To make this Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza you'll need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to prep the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be indulging in a slice of this exciting and flavourful pizza in no time. Bon appétit! And don't forget to check out some of our other home pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Red capsicum
  • Broccolini
  • Chilli flakes
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Cheese: Place your fresh mozzarella in a container or bowl with a paper towel at the bottom to allow some of the water to drain. Tear both the fresh mozzarella and low moisture mozzarella cheeses into medium-sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Prepare Broccolini, Capsicum & Garlic: Cut the broccolini into small to medium lengths, finely dice the red capsicum, and thinly slice the garlic.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: To assemble the pizza, distribute mozzarella pieces (around 2 cm in diameter and at least 1.5 cms apart) evenly across the dough. Add broccolini, red capsicum, and garlic slices, drizzling extra virgin olive oil evenly over the toppings.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once done, remove the pizza from the oven and place it on a serving board. Now its time to enjoy your healthy, low-calorie, and delicious Broccolini, Red Capsicum & Garlic Pizza!
Red Onion and Gouda Pizza

Red Onion and Gouda Pizza

Today, our spotlight is on the aromatic red onion and the subtly sweet, yet rich, Gouda cheese—a simple but delicious combination! Red onions, recognized for their vibrant hue and slightly sweet flavour, provide a hint of tang and a delightful crunch. Gouda, a renowned Dutch 

Salad Pizza with Charred Corn & Avocado

Salad Pizza with Charred Corn & Avocado

Today we pay tribute to the culinary maestros we admire. This salad pizza beauty was inspired by @lupacotta and was dedicated to all the super talented women in pizza for #womenspizzamonth. Charred corn, with its smoky notes, acts as a bridge between the creaminess of 

Mini Meatballs & Basil Pizza

Mini Meatballs & Basil Pizza

Today, our spotlight is on the age-old union of meatballs with aromatic basil leaves.

Our Italian-inspired mini meatballs are robust, savory, and hearty. Paired with the gentle aroma of fresh basil, there emerges a harmonious marriage of flavours that tantalises the palate. Basil carries a sweet yet peppery taste, making it the ideal complement to the deep flavours of our homemade meatballs.

Our homemade tomato sauce, crafted with diced Italian tomatoes, garlic, and onions, serves as the perfect foundation to meld all the ingredients together. Complementing this delightful blend is the low-moisture mozzarella, which introduces a creamy yet firm texture.

This Mini Meatballs & Basil Pizza offers a captivating dance of flavours. It’s the ultimate choice for those seeking a pizza that exudes indulgence and freshness.

Mini Meatballs & Basil Pizza
Mini Meatballs & Basil Pizza | Meatballs on Pizza
Mini Meatballs & Basil Pizza

Mini Meatballs & Basil Pizza

The savoury depth of the homemade mini meatballs coupled with the aromatics from the fresh basil creates a lovely, classic flavour profile that's the ultimate comfort food!
To make this mini meatball and basil pizza you'll need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to prep the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be indulging in a slice of this exciting and flavourful pizza in no time. Bon appétit! And don't forget to check out some of our other pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 sauce ladle
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving
  • 1 frying pan for the meatballs

Ingredients
  

For the Homemade Meatballs

  • 500g  beef mince
  • ¼  cup  finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup  dried bread crumbs
  • ½  cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 brown onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves

General Pizza Toppings

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1 ladle of pizza sauce
  • Low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves

Instructions
 

For the Homemade Meatballs

  • Begin by finely slicing the garlic cloves and dicing the onion.
  • In a frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the garlic and onions. Stir occasionally until the onions turn translucent, which should take about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the cans of diced tomato into the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then let it simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine the beef mince, chopped parsley, egg, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.
  • Shape the mixture into mini meatballs.
  • Add these meatballs to the simmering tomato sauce and allow them to cook for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Pizza Toppings and Assembly

  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Sauce: We recommend our standard pizza sauce which is versatile, simple to make and is perfect for Neapolitan style pizzas. Spice up this sauce however you like, remember the best part about making pizza is the creative process!
  • Prepare Cheese: Tear the low moisture mozzarella into medium-sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: To assemble the pizza, begin by spreading a ladle of sauce in a circular motion, starting from the center of the dough and moving outwards. Next, scatter mozzarella pieces, about 2 cm in diameter, across the dough, ensuring they're at least 1.5 cm apart. Finally, evenly distribute the mini meatballs.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once the pizza is done, remove from the oven and place on a serving board. Garnish with fresh basil leaves. Now, it's time to enjoy your Mini Meatballs & Basil Pizza homemade pizza!
Brunch Pizza with Poached Eggs & Hollandaise Sauce

Brunch Pizza with Poached Eggs & Hollandaise Sauce

Today, we’ve set our sights on an exciting fusion. We’ve got breakfast and lunch covered with a brunch pizza topped with poached eggs, Polish bacon, and a velvety hollandaise sauce. Poached eggs, when done right, have a delicate texture and a rich, buttery flavour. The 

Caprese Style Homemade Pizza

Caprese Style Homemade Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, our passion lies in crafting pizzas that surprise and delight. Today’s homemade pizza creation was inspired by the delicious, light, and refreshing caprese salad. The classic Caprese salad, named after the island Capri, is known for its delicate balance of 

Mackerel, Tomato & Garlic Pizza

Mackerel, Tomato & Garlic Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, we love to experiment with different toppings and flavour combinations. Today’s creation carries a Mediterranean feel, showcasing a fresh and unique fusion of mackerel, tomatoes, and garlic.

Mackerel offers a rich flavour that combines salty, slightly sweet, and buttery notes. Paired with the bright tartness of fresh tomatoes and the nutty, pronounced taste of baked garlic, it presents a complex flavour profile. This mix is both healthy and light, appealing to those who favour distinctive, fresh flavours.

The combination of mackerel, tomato, and garlic is further enhanced by the warmth of aromatic dried oregano, a touch of chili flakes for a bit of spice, and a smooth drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. This blend gives each slice the refreshing essence of the coastal Mediterranean.

Mackerel, Tomato & Garlic Pizza | Mackarel on Pizza
Mackerel, Tomato & Garlic Pizza | Mackarel on Pizza
Mackerel, Tomato & Garlic Pizza | Mackarel on Pizza

Mackerel, Tomato & Garlic Pizza

The mackerel, together with the fresh burst of tomatoes and the pronounced flavour of garlic, offers something truly delicious, light, and fresh. The aroma of dried oregano, combined with the heat from the chilli flakes, adds even more depth to this pizza, ensuring each slice is memorable, healthy, and satisfying.
To create this delightful Mackerel, Tomato & Garlic Pizza at home, you'll just need a few simple ingredients and some time to prepare the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions and soon you'll be enjoying a slice of this light and delicious treat. Bon appétit! And don't forget to explore our other home pizza recipes for your next pizza making adventure!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza

Equipment

  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • Low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • Pecorino cheese
  • 1 can of mackerel in oil
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Fresh spinach leaves
  • Dried oregano
  • Chilli flakes
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Cheese: Finely grate the pecorino. Tear the low moisture mozzarella into medium-sized pieces. Set aside. Set aside ready for assembly.
  • Prepare Spinach, Tomato & Garlic: Finely chop a handful of fresh spinach leaves, slice your tomato, and finely slice your garlic cloves, set aside.
  • Prepare Mackerel: Drain the canned mackerel, then place the mackerel on a paper towel to drain further. Set aside.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: To assemble the pizza, begin by evenly distributing pieces of low-moisture mozzarella across the dough. Ensure the pieces are approximately 2 cm in diameter and spaced at least 1.5 cm apart. Next, generously sprinkle pecorino over the mozzarella. Place medium-sized chunks of mackerel evenly across the pizza, followed by slices of tomato and garlic. Finish with sprinkles of oregano and chili flakes, and then drizzle with EVOO.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once the pizza is done, remove it from the oven and place it on a serving board. Garnish with chopped spinach leaves. Now it's time to enjoy your healthy and delicious homemade mackerel pizza!
Blue Cheese Margherita Pizza

Blue Cheese Margherita Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, we really enjoy integrating classic toppings with unique flavours. Today, we’re giving a twist to the traditional margherita pizza by featuring blue cheese as the star ingredient. Blue cheese, renowned for its sharp aroma, can elevate any dish. Its rich 

Cherry Tomato, Basil & Watercress Pizza

Cherry Tomato, Basil & Watercress Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, sometimes we appreciate the beauty in simplicity. Today, we’re showcasing the natural harmony of cherry tomatoes, aromatic basil, with a subtle peppery kick of watercress. Cherry tomatoes, full of sweet and tangy flavour, blend well with the fresh taste of 

Homemade Pizza with Kohlrabi

Homemade Pizza with Kohlrabi

At My Husband Makes Pies, we’re constantly pushing the boundaries of traditional pizza toppings. Today, we’re venturing into a unique blend: spiced kohlrabi, fresh mozzarella, and a touch of balsamic glaze

Kohlrabi, also known as the German turnip or turnip cabbage, is a crisp and mildly sweet vegetable and is often enjoyed in pickles, salads, soups, and stews. Many might recall its taste as akin to the stem of broccoli, but with a hint of sweetness. For our pizza, it’s seasoned with a mix of turmeric, sweet and spicy paprika, which lends an aromatic and slightly fiery taste to its natural flavour. The balsamic glaze introduces a tangy sweetness, contrasting with the soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture of the fresh mozzarella. Spring onions give that sharp, fresh kick, while the extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) ties everything together with its fruity undertones.

The amalgamation of spiced kohlrabi, rich mozzarella, and tangy balsamic glaze offers a vibrant and harmonious flavour profile. The zing of the balsamic glaze adds a unique touch, perfectly complementing the earthy kohlrabi and creamy mozzarella. This pizza is a delightful fusion of textures and flavours, catering to those eager to explore unconventional pizza toppings and combinations.

Kohlrabi pizza | kohlrabi homemade pizza
Kohlrabi on Pizza | Homemade Pizza with Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi Pizza | Homemade Pizza

Home Pizza with Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi, with its subtle sweetness, pairs beautifully with a variety of spices, making it a star ingredient for this pizza. Coupled with the subtle richness of fresh mozzarella and the zing from the balsamic glaze, this pizza is bound to be an unexpected favourite.
To make this kohlrabi pizza, you'll need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to prep the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be indulging in a slice of this exciting and flavourful pizza in no time. Bon appétit! And don't forget to check out some of our other pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 sauce ladle
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1 ladle of pizza sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Kohlrabi bulb
  • Turmeric
  • Sweet Paprika
  • Hot Paprika
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Spring onion

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Sauce: We recommend our standard pizza sauce which is versatile, simple to make and is perfect for Neapolitan style pizzas. Spice up this sauce however you like, remember the best part about making pizza is the creative process!
  • Prepare Cheese: Place your fresh mozzarella in a container or bowl with a paper towel at the bottom to allow some of the water to drain. Tear into medium-sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Prepare Kohlrabi: For the kohlrabi, begin by trimming off the greens. Next, peel the skin and slice the bulb very thinly. Toss the slices in an even mixture of turmeric, sweet paprika, hot paprika, and a little EVOO. Set them aside, ready for assembly.
  • Prepare Spring Onion: Slice your spring onion, set aside ready for assembly.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: To assemble the pizza, start by spreading a ladle of sauce in a circular motion, starting from the center of the dough and working your way outwards. Next, evenly distribute pieces of mozzarella cheese across the dough. Distribute the pieces of mozzarella cheese evenly across the dough, ensuring they're at least 1.5 cm apart. Place the kohlrabi slices on top, and finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once the pizza is done, remove it from the oven and place it on a serving board. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with a generous sprinkle of chopped spring onion. Now it's time to enjoy your delightful homemade kohlrabi pizza!
Hot Pickled Pepper Homemade Pizza

Hot Pickled Pepper Homemade Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, we constantly strive to play with unconventional toppings for our pizza creations. This week, it’s all about the fusion of spicy pickled peppers, salami, and our classic duo of fresh and low-moisture mozzarella. Pickled peppers, especially jalapeños, have been a 

Pomegranate & Goat’s Cheese Pizza

Pomegranate & Goat’s Cheese Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, we relish in challenging traditional pizza toppings and combinations. Today, we venture into a unique blend of toppings with pomegranate and goat’s cheese as the stars of the dish. Pomegranates, an ancient fruit treasured in many cultures, provide a burst 

Burrata & Zucchini Flower Pizza

Burrata & Zucchini Flower Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, we’re passionate about breaking the boundaries of traditional pizza toppings. Today, we’re thrilled to introduce the beautiful combination of burrata cheese, zucchini flowers, and sliced garlic.

Zucchini flowers, often overlooked, have a subtle and slightly sweet flavour. They offer a tender bite and their vibrant yellow petals can truly enhance any dish visually. Burrata cheese, filled with stracciatella, which is a blend of mozzarella and cream, has a wonderfully smooth texture that brings a lavish element to the pizza. The addition of garlic nicely complements the sweetness of zucchini flowers and the creaminess of the burrata.

This fusion of burrata cheese, zucchini flowers, and garlic creates a delicate yet well-balanced flavour profile that is genuinely delectable. The addition of crunchy cucumber and fresh spring onion adds a refreshing twist, enhancing the flavour and overall taste experience. The final sprinkle of chives and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil complete this masterpiece.

Burrata, Zucchini FLowers Pizza
Burrata, Zucchini FLowers Pizza
Burrata, Zucchini Flowers Pizza

Burrata & Zucchini Flower Pizza

Zucchini flowers offer a subtle and slightly sweet flavour, and burrata is an Italian cheese that brings a rich and creamy dimension to any dish. Together with the kick of garlic, this pizza creates a sophisticated and delectable flavour profile that is perfect for those looking for a gourmet pizza experience.
To make this Burrata & Zucchini Flower pizza, you'll need a few unique ingredients and some time to prepare the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be enjoying a slice of this innovative and flavorful pizza in no time. Bon appétit! And don't forget to explore some of our other home pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pizza night!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 sauce ladle
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1 ½ – 2 ladle of pizza sauce
  • Burrata cheese
  • 6 – 8 Zucchini flowers
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • Spring onion
  • Diced cucumber
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Sauce: We recommend our standard pizza sauce which is versatile, simple to make and is perfect for Neapolitan style pizzas. Spice up this sauce however you like, remember the best part about making pizza is the creative process!
  • Prepare Garlic: Thinly slice your garlic cloves, set aside ready for assembly.
  • Prepare Spring Onion: Slice your spring onion, set aside ready for assembly.
  • Prepare Zucchini Flowers: Wash your zucchini flowers, brush gently with olive oil and set aside for assembly.
  • Prepare Cucumber: Dice your cucumber into cubes, set aside.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: To start assembling your pizza, begin by spreading 1 and a ½ to 2 ladles of sauce (slightly more than you would for a regular pizza with cheese and other toppings) in a circular motion. Start from the center of the dough and work your way outwards. Next, sprinkle the sliced garlic evenly over the sauce. Arrange the zucchini flowers around the edges of the pizza, as the burrata will be added to the center of the pizza after baking.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Post-Bake Assembly: Once the pizza is ready, remove it from the oven and place it on a serving board. Position the burrata in the center of the pizza, and then sprinkle the chopped chives, spring onion and diced cucumber on top according to your preference. Finally, finish off with a light drizzle of olive oil.
  • Serving: To serve, make two cuts in the burrata in a cross pattern using a sharp knife, then spread the creamy stracciatella across the pizza. If you prefer, sprinkle a bit of sea salt over the burrata. Enjoy your homemade Burrata & Zucchini Flower Pizza!
Beetroot Relish & Oscypek Pizza

Beetroot Relish & Oscypek Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, you know we believe in pushing the boundaries of traditional pizza toppings. Today, we’re excited to share our latest creation: Polish Beetroot Relish and Oscypek Pizza. The Polish Beetroot Relish on this pie, a classic Polish condiment known as buraczki 

Plum Jam & Polish Bacon Pizza

Plum Jam & Polish Bacon Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, we love to challenge the conventional when it comes to pizza toppings. Today, we’re delighted to introduce an intriguing combo: Plum jam and Polish bacon (boczek). Plum jam, a homemade favourite in our household, brings a deliciously sweet and tart 

Oscypek, Preserved Cherries & Bacon Pizza

Oscypek, Preserved Cherries & Bacon Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, we love pushing the boundaries of traditional pizza toppings. Today, we’re thrilled to bring you an unlikely yet incredibly delicious pairing: Oscypek, preserved cherries, and Polish bacon (boczek).

Oscypek, a smoked country cheese from the Tatra Mountains in Poland, is traditionally enjoyed with cranberries. However, we decided to switch things up a bit by pairing it with preserved cherries, a delicious tribute to Mama’s pantry staples. This combination creates a sweet yet savory flavour profile, which is further enhanced by the addition of Polish bacon, contributing a satisfying smoky undertone.

Preserved cherries are an integral part of this recipe, bringing in a delightful sweet tanginess that beautifully contrasts the robust smoky flavour of Oscypek and bacon. Coupled with the freshness of chives and the rich undertones of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), it creates a unique, palate-pleasing experience that’s truly remarkable.

This Oscypek, Preserved Cherries & Bacon Pizza is a fusion of flavours that are both adventurous and comforting, making it a perfect choice for those who love to experiment with their pizza toppings!

Oscypek, Preserved Cherries & Bacon Pizza
Oscypek, Preserved Cherries & Bacon Pizza
Oscypek, Preserved Cherries & Bacon Pizza | Oscypek on Pizza

Oscypek, Preserved Cherries & Bacon Pizza

The smoky Oscypek cheese, sweet preserved cherries, and savory Polish bacon combine to create a pizza with a bold and delectable flavour profile. Perfect for those who are adventurous with their pizza toppings and are on the lookout for a unique pizza experience.
To make this Oscypek, preserved cherries, and bacon pizza pie, you'll need a handful of simple ingredients and a little time to prep the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions, and soon you'll be savouring a slice of this extraordinary and flavourful pizza. Bon appétit! And don't forget to browse through our other home pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pizza making adventure!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • Oscypek (Polish smoked cheese)
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Low moisture mozzarella
  • Grana padano cheese
  • Polish bacon (preferred, if inaccessible use bacon type of choice)
  • Preserved cherries
  • Fresh chives
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Cheese: Place your fresh mozzarella in a container or bowl with a paper towel at the bottom to allow some of the water to drain. Finely grate the grana padano, tear both the fresh and low moisture mozzarella into medium-sized pieces. Then, cut the oscypek into similar-sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Prepare Chives: Roughly chop the fresh chives. Set aside.
  • Prepare Polish Bacon: Slice the Polish bacon into thin, roughly square or rectangular pieces. Set aside.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: Start by drizzling a light amount of olive oil on the base of your dough. Next, evenly distribute pieces of both mozzarella cheeses across the dough. The mozzarella pieces should be around 2 cm in diameter and at least 1.5 cms apart. Add the slices of oscypek, followed by the Polish bacon, and then another light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once the pizza is done, remove it from the oven and place it on a serving board. Add the preserved cherries and sprinkle the chopped chives on top. Enjoy your homemade oscypek, preserved cherries & bacon pizza!
Pizza with Gouda Cheese & Cherry Tomatoes

Pizza with Gouda Cheese & Cherry Tomatoes

Today, we’re thrilled to combine cherry tomatoes, creamy gouda cheese, and low moisture mozzarella for a simple, yet delicious pizza. For this pizza, we used Mutti Pomodoro Cherry Tomatoes, a premium quality tomato brand from Italy, known for its robust and rich tomato flavor. These 

Smoked Salmon Pizza with Burrata

Smoked Salmon Pizza with Burrata

At My Husband Makes Pies, we are always on the lookout for unconventional yet delectable pairings for our pizzas. Today, we combine the silky richness of smoked salmon and the creamy decadence of burrata cheese. Smoked salmon boasts a smooth, smoky flavor with the perfect 

How to Create Restaurant-Quality Pizza at Home

How to Create Restaurant-Quality Pizza at Home

Hello there, pizza enthusiasts! Are you ready to bring your favourite pizzeria right into your own kitchen? You’d be surprised how satisfying it is to craft your own pizza, serve it up to family and friends, and watch their eyes light up with that first bite. All you need are a few good-quality ingredients, basic(ish) equipment, and some good preparation to craft restaurant-quality pies at home. We’ve created this guide as your foundation, from which you can experiment to find your personal pizza-making style.


Equipment

A few essentials to turn your kitchen outdoor area into your own pizzeria:

  • An outdoor pizza oven like an Ooni is ideal but a pizza steel or stone works great in a home oven
  • A pizza peel for launching your pizza into the oven
  • A ladle for spreading your sauce smoothly
  • A pizza cutter or a large kitchen knife for those perfect slices
  • A wooden board for both prep and serving
  • An infrared thermometer (optional) can be a very handy tool to have on hand


Pizza Ingredients

Remember, your pizza is only as good as your ingredients. Your base ingredients should be high-quality. Consider the following:

  • High-protein flour (above 12%) like Italian 00 or 0 flour. If unavailable, high-protein bread flour works fine
  • Quality canned tomatoes, San Marzano DOP or Mutti Polpa are our go-to’s for the sauce
  • Cheeses like fresh mozzarella, low-moisture mozzarella, and grana padano. Stay away from pre-grated cheeses as these are usually coated to prevent clumping, which can impact flavour and meltability
  • Fresh and/or dried herbs like basil and oregano add a touch of aromatic elegance and flavour
  • A drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, pre and/or post bake, ties everything together


Pizza Dough

The soul of your pizza is in the dough, and we suggest a longer fermentation period for a taste and texture that truly stands out. A room temperature proof of around 16-24 hours, or a cold temp fermentation of around 48-72 hours, is ideal. It’s a touch longer than a lot of recipes online, but the depth of flavor and the chewy, crunchy texture is absolutely next level.


Pizza Toppings

When it comes to toppings, remember the golden rule: less is more. Avoid overloading your pizza to ensure even cooking and harmonious flavors. Allow your ingredients to stand out and complement one another.


Pizza Oven Essentials

An outdoor pizza oven like an Ooni reaches professional pizzeria temperatures, yielding that gorgeous, puffy cornicione, maybe together with coveted leopard spotting. If this is out of your budget, a pizza stone or a pizza steel in your home oven is a great, cost-effective alternative. They retain and distribute heat evenly, helping achieve a perfectly cooked crust.


Cooking Method

Now, let’s get to the heart of pizza-making.

  • Follow any of our dough recipes. All of our dough recipes follow a long fermentation method and work very well most pizza styles
  • Prepare the sauce, we recommend our standard pizza sauce. It’s simple and versatile
  • Fire up your oven. For an outdoor oven like an Ooni, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C in the center of your pizza stone, this should take around 25 – 30 minutes on full flame. Use an infrared thermometer if you have one on hand. For a home oven, set the temperature to max, insert your pizza stone or steel for at least 30 minutes before baking
  • Stretch out the dough, place it on a lightly floured pizza peel
  • Assembly time – start by ladling the sauce onto the dough and spreading it in a circular motion from the center. Next, evenly distribute the cheese over the sauce, but remember not to overdo it! Sprinkle dried or fresh herbs over the cheese – if you prefer, you can add these after baking, but we find that baking them enhances their aroma and flavor. Top with any additional ingredients you like. Finally, give your pizza a finishing touch with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • For an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning. For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.


Mastering the art of pizza-making at home is a journey, one filled with delicious experiments and little victories as well as setbacks. With a few simple principles outlined above as your foundation, you’re well on your way to creating restaurant-quality pizzas right in your own kitchen. Embrace the process, be creative and remember, even mishaps are just tasty learning opportunities. You’re going to tear a few doughs and mess up a few launches, of course, this is all part of the fun!

As you become more comfortable with the process, start to incorporate your own twists and variations. Experiment with different cheeses and cheese blends, play around with different herbs and spices and try new and unusual topping and flavour combinations; we’re firm believers that with the right balance and preparation, just about anything works on a pizza. When it comes to pizza making there’s no definitive right or wrong, just a wide world of delicious possibilities to explore!

Finally, remember to share the love (and the pizza!). Whether it’s a family dinner, a casual gathering with friends, or just a self-indulgent night in, there’s nothing quite like the joy of biting into a slice of homemade pizza. From scratch to oven, you’ve crafted it, and now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

So, go forth and bake, budding pizza maestros! Your pizzeria-quality pizza at home awaits you. Happy pizza-making!

Cheese Lovers Pizza – Mozzarella, Havarti, Pecorino & Grana Padano

Cheese Lovers Pizza – Mozzarella, Havarti, Pecorino & Grana Padano

At My Husband Makes Pies, we embrace both traditional and innovative approaches to pizza making. Today, we’re thrilled to create a pizza for cheese lovers, a rich ensemble of Mozzarella, Havarti, Pecorino, and Grana Padano. This is the ideal pie for those with a penchant 

Margherita Pizza – Low Moisture Mozz

Margherita Pizza – Low Moisture Mozz

At My Husband Makes Pies, we enjoy honoring traditional favorites. However, today’s star is a delightful variation of the classic Margherita pizza. Our take on the Margherita Pizza utilises low moisture mozzarella in place of traditional fresh types like fior di latte or mozzarella di 

Easy & Delicious Marinara Pizza

Easy & Delicious Marinara Pizza

Today, we’re delighted to prepare a timeless classic: the marinara pizza. Showcasing timeless and classic flavours of fresh garlic, dried oregano, chili flakes, and extra virgin olive oil.

Sliced fresh garlic adds a robust and aromatic touch to any dish. Dried oregano, a staple herb in Mediterranean cuisine, imparts a warm, earthy, and slightly bitter flavor. The incorporation of chili flakes brings a subtle, yet lingering heat to the pizza, while the EVOO ties everything together with its rich and fruity undertones.

The interplay of these distinctive ingredients, combined with a high-quality sauce made from Italian tomatoes, creates a harmonious, yet bold and zesty flavour profile that is both simple and indulgent. This delectable marinara is a light, yet daring choice, perfect for pizza traditionalists and rebels alike!

Homemade Marinara Pizza - My Husband Makes Pies
Homemade Marinara Pizza - My Husband Makes Pies
Marinara Pizza

Easy & Delicious Marinara Pizza

Sliced fresh garlic lends a robust, pungent aroma, while dried oregano imparts a warm, earthy, and slightly bitter essence to the mix. The addition of chili flakes brings a touch of heat, and the EVOO ties everything together with its rich, fruity undertones. This classic marinara pizza offers a harmonious yet bold and zesty flavor profile, perfect for those seeking something that's simple and delicious.
To create this Garlic & Oregano Marinara Pizza masterpiece, you'll need just a handful of simple ingredients and a bit of time to prepare the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions, and you'll soon be savoring a slice of this delectable and flavor-packed marinara pizza. Buon appetito! And don't forget to explore our other home pizza recipes for inspiration on your next pizza-making day!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 sauce ladle
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1 ½ – 2 ladle of pizza sauce
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • Dried oregano
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Sauce: We recommend our standard pizza sauce which is versatile, simple to make and is perfect for Neapolitan style pizzas. Spice up this sauce however you like, remember the best part about making pizza is the creative process!
  • Prepare Garlic: Thinly slice your garlic cloves, set aside ready for assembly.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: To begin assembling your pizza, start by spreading 1 and a ½ – 2 ladles of sauce (slightly more than a regular pizza with cheese and other toppings) in a circular motion, starting from the center of the dough and working your way outwards. Next, add sliced garlic, generous sprinkle of dried oregano, chilli flakes, drizzle of olive oil.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once done, remove the pizza from the oven and place it on a serving board. Now it's time to enjoy your easy and delicious marinara pizza!
Brisket with Beer Pickles Pizza

Brisket with Beer Pickles Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, we love pushing the boundaries of traditional pizza toppings and creating unusual, yet delectable combinations. Today, we’re excited to bake a brisket pizza with pickles, beautifully finished with balsamic glaze and chili flakes. Tender, slow-cooked brisket takes center stage on 

Eggplant and Roasted Peppers Pizza

Eggplant and Roasted Peppers Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, we’re always on the lookout for unique and healthy ingredients to make our pizzas stand out. Today, we’re excited to combine eggplant and marinated roasted peppers for a light and healthy twist on traditional pizza toppings. Eggplant, a staple in 

Salami with Enoki Mushrooms Pizza

Salami with Enoki Mushrooms Pizza

At My Husband Makes Pies, we love to experiment with ingredients that aren’t your “run-of-the-mill” when it comes to pizza. Today, we’re excited to combine enoki mushrooms, salami, and togarashi spice mix.

Enoki mushrooms, which are commonly used in East Asian cuisine, have a delicate and fruity earthy flavor and a lovely chewy texture that adds depth to any dish. Togarashi is a Japanese spice blend that has been used to enhance dishes since the 17th century. Togarashi consists of chili, seaweed, Japanese peppercorns, and other ingredients that work together to create a unique and versatile spice mixture.

The combination of enoki mushrooms, salami, and togarashi spice mix creates a subtle, yet earthy and spicy flavor profile that is truly mouth-watering. The addition of the zesty togarashi spice mix adds an extra dimension of flavor that complements the savory salami and delicate enoki mushrooms. Together, these ingredients create a pizza that is both daring and delicious, perfect for those looking to try something new and exciting!

Enoki Mushroom, Togarashi & Salami Pizza | Homemade Pizza
Enoki Mushroom, Togarashi & Salami Pizza | Homemade Pizza
Enoki Mushroom, Togarashi & Salami Pizza | Homemade Pizza

Salami with Enoki Mushrooms Pizza

Enoki mushrooms offer a delicate, fruity, and earthy flavor with a chewy texture, while togarashi is a Japanese spice blend that adds a unique and versatile flavor to any dish. Together with the savory salami, this pizza creates a daring and delicious flavor profile that is perfect for those looking for an exciting pizza experience.
To make this enoki mushroom and salami pizza pie you'll need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to prep the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be indulging in a slice of this exciting and flavourful pizza in no time. Bon appétit! And don't forget to check out some of our other pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 sauce ladle
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1 ladle of pizza sauce
  • Grana padano cheese
  • Salami
  • Chotto motto sichimi togarashi spice mix

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Sauce: We recommend our standard pizza sauce which is versatile, simple to make and is perfect for Neapolitan style pizzas. Spice up this sauce however you like, remember the best part about making pizza is the creative process!
  • Prepare Enoki Mushrooms: Chop the tougher ends of your enoki mushrooms. Set aside for assembly.
  • Prepare Cheese: Finely grate grana padano. Set aside.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: Start by spreading a ladle of sauce in a circular motion, starting from the center of the dough and working your way outwards. Next, generously sprinkle chotto motto sichimi togarashi spice mix over the sauce, followed by a couple of handfuls of grated grana padano cheese. Layer your salami slices next, making sure to overlap them slightly for optimal texture.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once done, remove the pizza from the oven and place it on a serving board. Now it's time to enjoy your delicious homemade salami and enoki mushroom pizza!
Chicken Kyiv Pizza

Chicken Kyiv Pizza

As we always say, we absolutely love pizza for providing us with unlimited potential for experimentation and creativity. Today we’re combining two of our favourite comfort foods, we present the Chicken Kiev Pizza! This pizza features slices of homemade (mouthwatering) chicken kyiv, a chili garlic 

Margherita with Shimeji Mushroom Pizza

Margherita with Shimeji Mushroom Pizza

We love pizza purely for the unlimited potential for experimentation and creativity. For those looking for a unique twist on the classic margherita pizza, the addition of shimeji mushroom creates a delicious and satisfying variation to a traditional margherita pizza. Shimeji mushrooms are native to 

MHMP Dough Recipe – Room Temp & Cold Fermentation Method

MHMP Dough Recipe – Room Temp & Cold Fermentation Method

This dough recipe combines both room temperature and cold fermentation techniques. The bulk fermentation is carried out at room temperature, before rolling into dough balls and going into the fridge for a long, cold ferment. This process creates a lovely airy, flavourful crust when baked. Just like our classic dough and cold fermented dough recipes, our hybrid method creates a dough that is versatile and can be used to create a variety of pizzas, such as Neapolitan, New York style, Detroit style, and focaccia. It’s also easy to make, so you can enjoy homemade pizzas anytime, no worries!

Kneading Pizza Dough

MHMP Dough Recipe – Room Temp & Cold Fermentation Method

The combination of both fermentation techniques produces a crust that is not only light and airy but also possesses a beautiful depth of colour and flavour. Follow our instructions below to achieve restaurant-quality results in the comfort of your own home. With this recipe, you'll be well on your way to crafting the perfect crust for your homemade pies. Happy baking!
Servings 4 12 inch pizzas

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 600 grams 00 flour  (high protein bread flour can also be used as an alternative)
  • 390 grams water  (room temperature)
  • ¼ tsp dry yeast (active dry yeast or instant dry yeast can be used)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 50/50 ish mix of 00 and semolina flour (for dusting and stretching)

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients (00 flour, dry yeast, and salt) with a wooden spoon.
  • Add water and mix well with wooden spoon until the ingredients are fully combined.
  • Knead the dough by hand on a lightly floured surface for 10-15 minutes until it feels firm and stretchy. As you knead, add small amounts of flour as needed to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.
  • Place the dough in a bowl with an airtight lid or cover it with cling wrap. Allow to bulk ferment for 8 – 12 hours at room temperature.
  • After the bulk fermentation period, divide the dough into 4 balls. Place each ball in an airtight (very lightly greased with oil) container to prove for another 24 – 48 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Once it's time to bake, remove dough balls from the refrigerator and rest at room temperature for around 4 hours.
  • To shape the dough, begin with a round ball of dough and toss in a mixture of semolina and 00 flour (50/50 mix). This will prevent the dough from sticking when stretching. Place the ball on a lightly floured surface and use your fingertips to press out the air from the center, leaving just under an inch of dough on the edge. This will help to form a nice, airy crust (cornicione) around the edge of your pizza.
  • To stretch the dough into a base, gently lift and transfer between the palms and wrists of your hands a few times. Place the dough on your knuckles and stretch and rotate until you're satisfied with the size and shape. Be sure to stretch the dough evenly and not too thin, as this may cause it to tear.
MHMP Cold Fermentation Dough Recipe

MHMP Cold Fermentation Dough Recipe

Our cold fermentation dough recipe is a slight variation of our classic dough recipe. The cold fermentation process slows the yeast activity right down, allowing more time for development, resulting in a more complex and flavourful crust. Just like our classic dough recipe, our cold 

Fig, Feta, Caramelised Onion, Balsamic Glaze & Honey Pizza

Fig, Feta, Caramelised Onion, Balsamic Glaze & Honey Pizza

The thing we love most about pizza is the endless possibilities of toppings and flavors. Today, we’re excited to try a unique combination of figs, honey, feta, caramelized onion, and balsamic glaze. The sweetness of the figs and honey together with the salty, sweet, tanginess 

Spicy Popcorn Chicken Pizza

Spicy Popcorn Chicken Pizza

The thing we love most about pizza is the versatility in being able to experiment and combine different cuisines. Today, we get to enjoy two of our favorite foods, fried chicken and pizza! This delicious pizza combines the wonderful creamy, tangy flavour of kewpie mayo a bit of spice and the savory goodness of popcorn chicken. With the right balance, anything can work on your pie!

Spicy Popcorn Chicken on Homemade Pizza Pie | Fried Chicken on Pizza
Spicy Popcorn Chicken on Homemade Pizza Pie | Fried Chicken on Pizza
Popcorn Chicken Pizza, Fried Chicken Pizza | Fried Chicken on Pizza

Spicy Popcorn Chicken Pizza Pie

Satisfy your tastebuds with this flavour packed pizza topped with crispy popcorn chicken and creamy kewpie mayo. Just follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be enjoying a slice of this delicious comfort food in no time at all.
To get started, you'll need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to prep the dough and toppings. Bon appétit! and check out some of our other pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 sauce ladle
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1 ladle of pizza sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • Grana Padano cheese
  • Popcorn chicken
  • Basil leaves
  • Chilli flakes
  • Kewpie mayo

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Sauce: We recommend our standard pizza sauce which is versatile, simple to make and is perfect for Neapolitan style pizzas. Spice up this sauce however you like, remember the best part about making pizza is the creative process!
  • Prepare Chicken: If you'd like to make your own popcorn chicken for this recipe, we like this recipe from Lil Luna's website. However, it's perfectly fine to grab some from your favorite outlet if you'd prefer.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: Start by spreading a ladle of sauce in a circular motion starting at the center of the dough. Next, sprinkle an even amount of Grana Padano, followed by a combination of fresh and low moisture mozzarella over the sauce (you don't have to use all three cheeses, we do because we love the texture and flavour created by this combo!). Finally. add a sprinkle of chilli flakes to your tolerance and a few handfuls of the star of the dish, your popcorn chicken.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once done, remove the pizza from the oven and place it on a serving board. Liberally garnish with basil leaves and kewpie mayo and enjoy!
Five Cheese & Basil Pizza

Five Cheese & Basil Pizza

Cheese lovers, this one’s for you! A simple yet delicious 5 cheese and basil pizza with fresh mozza, low moisture mozza, truffle cheese, smoked cheddar, and grana padano.

MHMP Classic Sauce Recipe

MHMP Classic Sauce Recipe

Our classic pizza sauce is versatile and can be used as a base for any style of pizza.

Creamy Potato Pizza

Creamy Potato Pizza

Who loves potatoes? Who loves potatoes on pizza? We sure do. This delicious pizza combines a creamy carbonara-type texture with all the savory goodness of fried potatoes.

Creamy Potato on Homemade Pizza
Creamy Potato on Homemade Pizza
Creamy Potato Pizza | Potato on Pizza

Creamy Potato Pizza Pie

Fried potatoes with a creamy carbonara texture and a bit of spice. Follow our step-by-step instructions to indulge in a slice of the ultimate comfort food.
To get started, you'll need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to prep the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be enjoying a slice of this spicy creamy potato pizza in no time. Bon appétit! and check out some of our other pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, Italian, Pizza
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 Sauce ladle
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1 ladle of pizza sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • Grana Padano cheese
  • 1 sliced potato
  • 1 beaten egg
  • chilli flakes (optional)
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Sauce: We recommend our standard pizza sauce which is versatile, simple to make and is perfect for Neapolitan style pizzas. Spice up this sauce however you like, remember the best part about making pizza is the creative process!
  • Prepare Potatoes: Thinly slice a potato and fry it lightly in oil (an air fryer could also be used) until it is slightly golden on each side.
  • Prepare Egg: Beat egg, set aside.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: Start by spreading a ladle of sauce in a circular motion starting at the center of the dough. Next, sprinkle an even amount of Grana Padano, followed by a combination of fresh and low moisture mozzarella over the sauce. Add the beaten egg and arrange the potato slices on top. Finally, sprinkle some chili flakes (optional) and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over the toppings to finish.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once done, remove the pizza from the oven and place it on a serving board. Now it's time to enjoy your Creamy Potato Pizza Pie!
MHMP Classic Dough Recipe

MHMP Classic Dough Recipe

Our classic dough recipe is versatile and can be used to create a variety of pizzas, such as Neapolitan, New York style, Detroit style, and focaccia. It’s also easy to make, so you can enjoy homemade pizzas anytime, no worries!

The Onion Lovers Pizza

The Onion Lovers Pizza

Pizza overloaded with onions? Yes please! This delicious pizza combines brown onions, spring onions, spinach, and a little bit of chilli for a meal that’s both light and fresh, with a little bit of a kick.

Spicy Margherita Pizza

Spicy Margherita Pizza

Looking for a spicy twist on a timeless classic? Our spicy margherita pizza packs a nice punch with just a couple of little tweaks.

Homemade Spicy Margherita - My Husband Makes Pies
Spicy Margherita Pizza | Margherita with Chilli

Spicy Margherita Pizza Pie

This delicious pizza is a spicy twist on the timeless classic pizza, margherita. If you're someone who craves a little bit of spice with most of your meals, this one is for you!
To make this spicy pie you'll need a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to prep the dough and toppings. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you'll be indulging in a slice of this spicy margherita pizza in no time. Bon appétit! And don't forget to check out some of our other pizza recipes for inspiration for your next pie day!
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Outdoor Pizza Oven, Pizza Steel, or Stone (if using a home oven)
  • 1 Pizza Peel
  • 1 Sauce ladle
  • 1 wooden chopping board or peel for prep and serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough ball
  • 1 ladle of pizza sauce
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Low moisture mozzarella cheese
  • Grana Padano cheese
  • chilli flakes
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Dried oregano
  • Basil leaves (post bake)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Dough: Follow any of our dough recipes. You will need to prepare the dough at least 24 hours ahead of time.
  • Prepare Sauce: We recommend our standard pizza sauce which is versatile, simple to make and is perfect for Neapolitan style pizzas. Spice up this sauce however you like, remember the best part about making pizza is the creative process!
  • Prepare Cheese: Place your fresh mozzarella in a container or bowl with a paper towel at the bottom to allow some of the water to drain. Tear both the fresh mozzarella and low moisture mozzarella cheeses into medium-sized pieces. Finely grate grana padano. Set aside.
  • Preheat Oven:
    If using an outdoor pizza like an Ooni pizza oven, aim for a temperature of 450-500°C at the center of your pizza stone. Use an infrared thermometer to ensure accuracy. It should take around 25-30 minutes to reach temperature.
    For a home oven, using a pizza steel or stone, place the stone or steel inside the oven and preheat to the highest temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • Prepare Base: On a lightly floured surface, stretch out the dough by hand according to the steps outlined in our dough recipe. Once you're happy with the shape of the base, lightly dust your pizza peel and transfer the dough onto the peel.
  • Assemble Pizza: Start by spreading a ladle of sauce in a circular motion starting at the center of the dough. Next, sprinkle an even amount of Grana Padano, followed by a combination of fresh and low moisture mozzarella over the sauce (you don't have to use all three cheeses, we do because we love the texture and flavour created by this combo!). Add a healthy sprinkle of dried oregano and chilli flakes, along with a nice drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Bake Your Pizza:
    If you're using an outdoor pizza oven, launch the pizza into the oven and bake for 60-90 seconds. Keep an eye on the pie and rotate every 10-15 seconds to ensure even cooking and to avoid burning.
    For a home oven with a pizza steel or stone, the bake time should be around 7-10 minutes.
  • Serving: Once done, remove the pizza from the oven and place it on a serving board. Garnish with basil leaves and enjoy!