Pizza is worth spending that little extra time on. Taking the time to prepare your dough and let it ferment over a longer period pays dividends in the long run. Spending a little bit more time in preparation and planning will yield a pizza that will be quite simply better than anything you’ve had before.

I’ve spent the last three years dedicated to creating a pizza that will be enjoyed by all the family and have them coming back for more, and here it is for you to enjoy.
No more heavy, bland supermarket offerings!


All about the dough?. Get the dough right and that’s the biggest battle out of the way. After that, you need to keep the toppings simple, don’t overload the pizza and you’re almost at the finish line.

The dough process

Let’s start the dough process, this is based (more or less wholly) on Tony Gemignani’s recipe from his fantastic book The Pizza Bible (although I must confess that I’ve only used this recipe from the book so far).

I’m writing this recipe with a flour that’s readily available in the UK although I do from time to time try different flours as and when they become available in the shops – like the one below.

The above is a 00 flour I saw on a recent trip to the supermarket – my standard flour for pizza is Allinson’s Extra Strong Bread flour – which has a very high protein percent – 14% (especially compared to the 00 above which was only 10.2%).

It’s a slightly darker green than their “strong” bread flour.

Take things that matter

Elegance isn’t solely defined by what you wear. It’s how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read.

I think it’s an old fashioned notion that fashion needs to be exclusive to be fashionable. I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.

You’re only as good as your last collection, which is an enormous pressure. Elegance is not the thing of those who have just escaped from adolescence.You have a more interesting life if you wear cool cloths.

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.

And there you have it!

Stunning pizza that is as good as you’ll get in any restaurant (in fact better), you won’t ever go back to crappy supermarket or takeaway pizza again.

So there you have it, hope you enjoy it and let me know your results.

When I was young, I lived like an old woman, and when I got old, I had to live like a young person.


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