Pizza truly is the ultimate comfort food and it’s often the meal we turn to when we’re tired of cooking and just want to quickly pick something up on the way home. But pizza is surprisingly easy to bake yourself and can be a fun thing to do with the kids to get them involved with making dinner. Plus, you get to totally customize it to your liking.

You can of course top this pizza with whatever you like, but one of our favourite recipes is this one for pizza pomodoro. Pomodoro means tomato in Italian and typically refers to a pasta dish that’s made with angel hair pasta, olive oil, fresh tomatoes, basil, and other fresh ingredients. It’s intended to be a quick, light meal. This is our creative interpretation of the traditional dish.

Pizza pommodori

Pizza dough:
3/4 cup warm water
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp yeast
2 cup all purpose flour
1 ½ tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt

Pesto:
15 Floralane cherry tomatoes, halved
Asiago cheese

Place warm water and honey in a small bowl and stir in yeast. Allow to activate for approximately 5 minutes. Pour in mixing bowl and add flour, olive oil and salt. Mix with dough hooks for about 5 minutes. Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover with cellophane. Allow dough to double in size.

When dough has risen, divide into two and roll out onto a floured surface into oval shapes. Place on a parchment lined pan. Spread pesto onto dough and add halved cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper, top with cheese and bake in the oven at 400°F until crust is golden brown.

For more recipes and tips on baked goods, check out our other blog posts.

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