All you need is love and pizza

Once upon a time – okay, last year – we used to order takeout 2-4 times per month, as a treat for ourselves, after the kids were in bed. But every so often, the food would arrive late, cold, soggy, burnt or fallen apart. And it cost between 100-200 shekels for the two of us. In time, we learned to replicate some of our favorite takeout meals. Not only is the food hotter and fresher, it usually is ready faster than had it been delivered and costs at most a third of the price.

We have found that as long as we have the makings for “fake out” in our kitchen at all times, we can easily avoid ordering in. When we run out of cheese…. well… that’s why we buy 3 kg at a time and always have some in our freezer.

This is the recipe we use for TWO 30 cm diameter pies. (We ❤ leftovers. Feel free to halve this recipe.)

  • 2 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water 
  • 4 cups flour (more as needed)
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • A shake of salt

Don’t be discouraged if your pizza is less than glamorous on your first try. It tastes amazing and you’ll be proud of yourself for doing it on your own.  After all, practice makes perfect.

How did your pizza come out? Leave us a comment. We’re curious (and hungry)!

11 responses to “All you need is love and pizza”

  1. Rachel (a.k.a. Apple) Avatar

    I’m SO happy to see this!

    This is something we’ve been making for years and years, and it’s much appreciated by our family, and any and all visitors. You can even make this for gluten-free people or people with allergies to cheese. Simple enough, just substitute flours [gluten-free] and cheeses [vegan cheese] to suit them.
    We usually have mushrooms and chopped bell peppers on ours, plus little strips of anchovies on some of the pizza for the anchovy eaters in the house.

    Our tomato sauce recipe (for two) is something like this: one can of chopped tomatoes, a big squirt of ketchup, and a big squirt of tomato paste which does a nice job of thickening up the juice in the canned tomatoes. Add in herbs and dried turmeric, bring to a bubbling boil, then turn down and stir to stop sticking until thickened. Put on the pizza bases and then the ‘toppings’.

    Any leftover sauce is delicious stirred into leftover pasta or added to soup. If you double the quantities, you then have enough for spaghetti sauce (add a cup of cooked kidney beans or chickpeas) for another day’s meal, and you’ve saved money and time, cooking 2 meals at one time.

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    1. fionistdream Avatar

      Repurposing leftovers is the greatest! You get to eat something new, but there was very little prep involved.


  2. Esther Avatar

    Yum! We’ll definitely try this. We have been looking for a great staple pizza dough recioe

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  3. Bracha Osofsky Avatar
    Bracha Osofsky

    If you want a dough recipe that’s even easier and faster, try this one – it’s great! Or buy ready-made dough from a bread store or pizza store. They sell it by the kilo and you can keep it in the freezer to defrost when you want it.


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