Frugal cooking doesn’t have to be tasteless and boring infact if you put your mind to it research and shop around you can whip up basically anything while still pinching the pennies.

Tonight is a pizza night and this recipe I could eat until the cows come home…I won’t of course since the baby weight is still firmly in tact….ffs.

I make the bases from scratch using flour bought from Gaganis brothers in a 10kg bag which is lasting ages.

3 cups Pizza flour

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp dry yeast

1 tsp caster sugar 

1 cup warm water (add more if needed)

2 tbsp olive oil

Mix dry ingredients together. Make a well in the middle and add water and oil.

Knead into a ball (in the bowl) adding water if needed. Once together knead on a floured surface for 10 minutes. 

Put into a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Leave to rise for an hour. Punch in the middle once risen, take out and knead for a further 2 minutes. Using a rolling pin roll into desired size and width.

Let sit for 20 minutes then add toppings.

Bake on 220 deg for 15 minutes or until crispy.


Estimated cost per batch around $8 makes 4 large or 8 small

Great for lunchboxes too.


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