Pizza Friday

Location: Black Country
Era: Current

Pizza Friday is something we always do – normally homemade but sometimes shop bought. Sitting down together to eat triggers a certain kind of conversation. When we sit down to eat, we are all together.”
Stuart O’Connor


  • 375g plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • Dried active baking yeast sachet
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 225ml lukewarm water
  • Passata
  • Tomato puree
  • Onion and garlic
  • Toppings – pepperoni, chicken, olives, tomatoes, peppers, sweetcorn, tuna, anchovies, beef, bacon, anything you fancy!
  • Mozzarella


Mix the flour, salt, sugar, yeast, olive oil and water together to form a dough.

Knead the dough lightly and set aside while you make the tomato base sauce.

Sauté the onions and garlic.

Add in the passata and a good squeeze of puree.

Add in a pinch of sugar.

Bring to the boil and then blend to a smooth consistency.

Roll out the pizza dough until about 1cm thick.

Top with the tomato sauce.
Then add a healthy sprinkling of grated mozzarella.

Now top with whatever you fancy.