So, we thought it would be fun to see whether a home made pizza could be tastier, quicker and cheaper to make than ordering a take-away from Domino’s Pizza, and here’s the result – along with a recipe for the homemade ‘Spanish Sizzler’!
Domino’s – 9 out of 10 / Homemade – 8 out of 10
There’s just something about the take away that’s so moorish and bad. That being said, the homemade was just as delicious, but when it comes to the base of the pizza, takeaway wins hands down every time. There’s also a great selection from Domino’s pizza menu, so everyone can get what they like!
Domino’s – 10 out of 10 (under 30 mins from ordering to delivery) / Homemade – 9 out of 10 (45 mins – including shopping for ingredients, making the dough base and waiting for it to cook)
Domino’s – 8 out of 10 (A medium Spanish Sizzler costs £12.99 inc delivery and feeds 2, leaving you wanting maybe one more slice) / Homemade – 10 out of 10 (Cost around £10 for ingredients, but would have made 4 times as much as the medium Domino’s Pizza).
Domino’s – 27 out of 30
Homemade – 27 out of 30
SO, an Even-Steven! Whilst homemade is more economical – especially if feeding a family of 4! The flavour, experience and speed of a takeaway just can’t be beaten with home cooking… I suppose if it could, then takeaways would never be as successful as they are!
Homemade Pizza – The Spanish Sizzler
Ingredients (pizza dough)
500g Strong white bread flour
1 tablespoon golden caster sugar
1 tablespoon finely ground seasalt
1 pack of dried yeast
1/2 pint tepid warm water
1 tin chopped tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
Handful fresh basil
freshly ground black pepper
1. Put the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl
2. Add the yeast, sugar and water to a jug – stir, then leave to one side for 5 minutes
3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour, and mix together.
4. Empty the mixture on to a well floured work surface and knead well with your hands until it’s nice and bouncy.
5. Put to one side, covered in cling film for 5 minutes
6. Add the tomatoes, garlic and basil to a bowl and blitz with a hand blender until smooth
7. Once the base is ready, tear off a piece, roll out and then place on a wire rack.
8. Smear plenty of the tomato base sauce over the dough, and then top with the mozzarella, chicken, peppers and chorizo
9. Place in a pre-heated oven (gas mark 9) for 10 minutes, or until the crust has gone nice and crispy
Enjoy! (sprinkle with a few chilli flakes for a ‘sizzling’ taste!)
2 thoughts on “The Domino’s Pizza Challenge!”
i always think mozarella di buffala is a waste on a cooked pizza. it’s not oily enough, loses it’s taste and i prefer just regular hard as hell rubber mozarella myself.
i don’t use yeast in my base either. mainly because I am lazy – it does come out hard and flat lke a biscuit some times, but seems to work quite well to me.
The secret to using buffalo mozarella on a pizza, is to not cook it for too long so that it retains is creamy flavour and texture – it’s my fav 🙂 Ricotta is really tasty on pizza too!