Remember three years old? Mother Nature is self-helping, and I had forgotten just how hard the threenager phase is. During the summer when we’re on the go all day every day, and out in the sun constantly it seems that we’re in the midst of requiring a nap, but then Violet’s awake until eleven o’clock at night. If she doesn’t nap, it’s whining, overtired hot mess time where hand soap somehow makes it into eyes, and overtired small people fall off of benches.
Today was one of those days. When Jamie called to ask if we’ve made it to the grocery store, and see what was for dinner – I was at a loss. Then, I remembered the cheat pizza recipe that we watched last week that was cooked in five minutes.
I grabbed some of the chicken I cooked on Sunday night for the week, tossed it in BBQ sauce and a bit of cilantro, sliced it up and set it aside. See that pizza above? It was cooked for five minutes. I told you this pizza recipe was going to change your life.
Jamie Oliver’s Cheat Pizza
1 1/2 mugs of self rising flour*
1/2 mug of water
splash of olive oil
sprinkle of salt
Mix everything together in the mixer. While it’s mixing, place a cast iron pan (or another oven friendly pan) in the oven and set the oven to broil on high. Let it get hot, for about ten minutes.
After the dough has been mixed, it should still be a little wet, lay it out on a lightly floured surface and start rolling it out.
Take the hot pan out of the oven, squirt some olive oil in the pan and place the dough in the pan.
Be careful, it’s hot.
Place the toppings on the pizza, place back in the oven and broil on high for five minutes.
After five minutes, turn off the broil setting. Jamie likes his left in the oven for a couple minutes longer, I like mine right after the broil. Take it out of the oven, and use a knife to loosen the edges. Slide it out on to a cutting board and enjoy.
I used to use our basic pizza dough recipe for pizza, but it takes an hour for the dough to rise, a good fifteen minutes to prep the dough and I’ve never had results as delicious as this cheat pizza from Jamie Oliver. The kids snapped up the pieces, and next time I’m going to have to make at least two for dinner.
*self rising flour DIY: 3/4 cup regular flour, pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder