Easy Homemade Pizzas

 

This post is brought to you by Oliving by Hans and Marmot Inc.

I don’t know about the rest of you but in our family if I asked the kids what their favourite dinner was I would bet last dollar on the fact they’d say Pizza! And to be honest Zadada and I love a good pizza too. Every now and then we treat ourselves to a takeaway pizza or 2, they’re so handy on a work night but if it’s the weekend and I have the time the best pizza’s we enjoy are homemade pizzas, you know exactly what’s going on your pizza, how fresh it is, and you can make them whatever size you like.

Easy homemade pizzas

I’ve always been a fan of using the Hans small goods pepperoni, honey ham and short cut bacon when I make homemade Pizza’s, I love that I can buy such products and have them in the fridge on standby for a good month or more which is great when you don’t want to be running to the shops everyday, I do try and stick to doing one big shop a week.

Did you know that Hans have released a new healthier small goods range called Oliving by Hans  when I heard this news my ears pricked up! I wanted to know more about these goods and what it is that makes them healthier and fortunately for me and you I got invited along by the company to see these new ‘Oliving’ products up close and in my tummy at a launch, yummy yum yum is what I’ll say to that!

oliving-by-hans-PackShot

Spring Kitchen

On the day of the launch Oliving by Hans , Marmot Inc and our cooking teachers, the amazing ‘Stay at home Mum’ team (just quietly I was in awe of this gorgeous team, they have almost 500,000 followers on FB) took us on a little adventure to show us where the country and the market meets the city. We ventured to the Jan Powers Farmers market in Brisbane, picking up some fresh produce to partner with some products from the ‘Oliving’ range for our cooking class. What an eye opener so many delicious treasures all in one place! I got to try my first ever deep fried olive, I can tell you it won’t be my last, delicious!

Jan Powers markets

Deep fried olive

With our freshly purchased  mouth watering produce we arrived back at kitchen headquarters which for the day was the lovely Spring restaurant in Brisbane.

Renaud and Rhiannon were our on hand Oliving by Hans experts.

Rhiannon and Renaud

Rhiannon gave us a rundown on the Oliving by Hans products clearly explaining to us how they are a healthier option for the whole family. The branding ‘Oliving’ reflects the use of olive oil combined with only the finest quality meat, this makes the product significantly lower in saturated fat, big tick from me!

Oliving-by-hans-meat-olive-oil

Inspiration for creating these products came from the Mediterranean diet which for now decades, has been recognised as an ideal nutritional model associated with long life, low incidence of various chronic diseases and better health and wellbeing.

The Stay at Home Mum team Lydia, Brendan and Kylie cooked us bloggers up an absolute storm, serving me my first ever dish of pancakes with bacon, maple syrup and strawberries, again another first that won’t be my last, I’ve had pancakes before but not like this! I just couldn’t wait to get home and whip up a batch for my little family!

SAHM team cooking

 

Bacon and maple syrup pancakes

I enjoyed every dish the gorgeous stay at home mum team made for us, Turkey wrapped blue cheese with slivered almonds & beetroot relish, Ham shelled quiche (I loved this idea, no pastry needed, low carb and so tasty!) served with a drunken chorizo and potato salad! I was in foodie heaven. There were cocktails too!

SAHM food

To see a video of our day’s adventures click HERE and no laughing (even though I did accidently sniff a bunch of baby carrots, I’m my mothers daughter she sniffs everything!) my experience in front of a camera is limited to when I was 5 years old on Romper Room!

We also sample some of the products in their basic form, my favourite was the gypsy ham. I quite often do a quick grab of protein and salad for lunch, and this ham will now be a regular protein on my grocery list.

Gypsy Ham

These products have less fat, a fuller flavour (I can vouch for that, I ate way more than I should have!!) and are better for you….tick, tick and TICK (no ticks for me being a piggy, having a second helping of potato salad, it was soooo good!).

If you would like to read more about the Oliving by Hans products you can do that HERE.

You’ll find this new tasty and healthier Oliving by Hans deli meat range in Coles, Woolworths, IGA and some independent supermarkets around Australia.

Now the lovely people from Oliving by Hans sent me home with a goodie bag so I could do some experimenting for myself, the best way I thought I could do that was with some homemade pizzas. I’d  been waiting for a great excuse to experiment with a parmesan pizza base. The timing couldn’t have been better I made some pizzas up for the NRL football Grand final (we have 2 footy addicts in this house, for the record I’m not one of them!). The pizzas were a great hit (just check out the 2 wide opened mouths below!),with flavours that packed a punch, we had 5 happy family members and the boys were very happy with the Rabbitohs taking out the 2014 premiership!

Kidlets devouring their pizzas

Zadada and I love a particular pizza I make with Chicken and avocado, so I thought I’d spruce it up with some Oliving by Hans Chorizo.

As for  the kidlets, I think they would happily live life consuming only meat at the moment, as a treat I let them choose what toppings they wanted, my one stipulation was that there had to be some grated carrot on there too (I try for veggies whenever I can!).

Kids pizzas

Here’s my how to for the pizzas (note if time is not being my friend I just use pita wraps for pizza bases but nothing beats this homemade yummy parmesan pizza dough!)

making parmesan pizza dough

Large pizza

Chicken, chorizo and avocado pizza

4.7 from 3 reviews
Homemade Pizzas
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: A family of 5 plus leftovers
Ingredients
  • PARMESAN PIZZA DOUGH (makes 1 large pizza and 3 generous kidlet size pizza's)
  • 3 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons dried yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • LARGE PIZZA.... CHICKEN, CHORIZO and AVOCADO
  • 2 tablespoons pizza sauce (I use the Leggos sachets)
  • 1 cooked chicken breast thinly sliced (I like to grill mine)
  • 1 Oliving by Hans Chorizo sliced and lightly pan fried.
  • ½ large avocado sliced length ways
  • 1 roma tomato halved and sliced length ways
  • ¾ cup of cheese (I used perfect italiano pizza plus)
  • sprinkle of smoked paprika
  • 3 KIDLET SIZED PIZZAS (we have a bunch of little meat lovers so we did the works + carrot!)
  • 3 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • ½ pkt Oliving by Hans Peperilli Salami
  • ½ pkt Oliving by Hans Sliced Naturally Smoked Ham, chopped
  • ½ pkt Oliving by Hans Sliced Turkey Breast, chopped
  • ½ pkt Oliving by Hans Sliced Hungarian Salami cut into quarters
  • 2 Rashers Oliving by Hans Rindless Pan-sized Bacon, cut into strips and lightly pan fried
  • 20 whole Kalamata Olives (the 2 older kidlets love their olives!)
  • ½ carrot grated
  • ½ Roma tomato sliced
  • 1 cup grated pizza cheese
Instructions
  1. PIZZA DOUGH
  2. Place flour, cheese, yeast and salt in a bowl and mix. Gradually add the oil and water then knead by hand for 7 -10mins until the dough is smooth.
  3. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with cling wrap. Set aside in a warm place to rise for 30 mins to an hour (until it doubles in volume).
  4. Knead dough gently for a few minutes to remove some air.
  5. Divide dough into 2 then divide one piece into 3 so you end up with 4 balls of dough, 1 large & 3 small.
  6. Roll out pizza bases by sprinkling a little flour onto the bench they should end up about 5mm thick.
  7. Line appropriate baking trays with baking paper and place rolled bases on them accordingly.
  8. Preheat oven to 210C.
  9. Top with pizza toppings.
  10. LARGE CHICKEN, CHORIZO and AVOCADO PIZZA
  11. Spread sauce over large pizza base, evenly distribute the chicken and chorizo add sliced avocado followed by tomato and sprinkle cheese over the lot.
  12. Bake in oven 10-12 mins or until cheese is lightly browned and bases are crisp on edges.
  13. SMALLL KIDLET PIZZAS
  14. Spread 1 tablespoon pizza sauce over each base
  15. Top accordingly to each childs request.....
  16. BLAKE - Peperilli Salami, Ham, Turkey, carrot, tomato, 10 olives and ⅓ cup cheese.
  17. ELLA - Hungarian Salami, Ham, Turkey, carrot, olives, 10 olives, ⅓ cup cheese.
  18. ALANI (the threenager) - Bacon, carrot and ⅓ cup cheese.
  19. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and bases are crisp on edges.

Now a little treat for you all…….the lovely people from ‘Oliving by Hans’  have given me 2 x $60 Coles Supermarket vouchers to give away so you too can create your very own banquet!

 

To Enter simply leave your answer to my question in the comments space below…..

What little treasure would you make with the Oliving by Hans product range?

 

Terms and Conditions:

The name of the promotion is: Oliving by Hans Blog Competition. The promoter is Zamamabakes

 in conjunction with Oliving by Hans. The conditions of entry: answer 1 question, 1 entry per

person. Employees, immediate family members, retailers, suppliers, associated companies and

agencies are not eligible to enter. The giveaway will close on October 30th, 2014 at 8pm.

Comments submitted after this time will not be considered for the giveaway. This is a game of

skill. The winner will be awarded based on the strength of their answer to the question ‘What

little treasure would you make with the Oliving by

Hans product range?’

The prize will be in the form of a gift voucher which will be sent to the winner once address details

have been provided after the competition has closed. The results of the giveaway will be published

on this site on November 3rd 2014. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-­transferable.

Each prize is valued at $60.00. The competition is open to Australian residents only. The Promoter

is not responsible for prizes once they have been dispatched to the winner.

AND THE WINNERS ARE….

C. Mishio

&

C. Akehurst

A big thank you going out to all those who entered.

Until the next time……..

Zamamabakes

 

 

 

 

 

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This post is brought to you by Oliving by Hans and Marmot Inc.

I don’t know about the rest of you but in our family if I asked the kids what their favourite dinner was I would bet last dollar on the fact they’d say Pizza! And to be honest Zadada and I love a good pizza too. Every now and then we treat ourselves to a takeaway pizza or 2, they’re so handy on a work night but if it’s the weekend and I have the time the best pizza’s we enjoy are homemade pizzas, you know exactly what’s going on your pizza, how fresh it is, and you can make them whatever size you like.

Easy homemade pizzas

I’ve always been a fan of using the Hans small goods pepperoni, honey ham and short cut bacon when I make homemade Pizza’s, I love that I can buy such products and have them in the fridge on standby for a good month or more which is great when you don’t want to be running to the shops everyday, I do try and stick to doing one big shop a week.

Did you know that Hans have released a new healthier small goods range called Oliving by Hans  when I heard this news my ears pricked up! I wanted to know more about these goods and what it is that makes them healthier and fortunately for me and you I got invited along by the company to see these new ‘Oliving’ products up close and in my tummy at a launch, yummy yum yum is what I’ll say to that!

oliving-by-hans-PackShot

Spring Kitchen

On the day of the launch Oliving by Hans , Marmot Inc and our cooking teachers, the amazing ‘Stay at home Mum’ team (just quietly I was in awe of this gorgeous team, they have almost 500,000 followers on FB) took us on a little adventure to show us where the country and the market meets the city. We ventured to the Jan Powers Farmers market in Brisbane, picking up some fresh produce to partner with some products from the ‘Oliving’ range for our cooking class. What an eye opener so many delicious treasures all in one place! I got to try my first ever deep fried olive, I can tell you it won’t be my last, delicious!

Jan Powers markets

Deep fried olive

With our freshly purchased  mouth watering produce we arrived back at kitchen headquarters which for the day was the lovely Spring restaurant in Brisbane.

Renaud and Rhiannon were our on hand Oliving by Hans experts.

Rhiannon and Renaud

Rhiannon gave us a rundown on the Oliving by Hans products clearly explaining to us how they are a healthier option for the whole family. The branding ‘Oliving’ reflects the use of olive oil combined with only the finest quality meat, this makes the product significantly lower in saturated fat, big tick from me!

Oliving-by-hans-meat-olive-oil

Inspiration for creating these products came from the Mediterranean diet which for now decades, has been recognised as an ideal nutritional model associated with long life, low incidence of various chronic diseases and better health and wellbeing.

The Stay at Home Mum team Lydia, Brendan and Kylie cooked us bloggers up an absolute storm, serving me my first ever dish of pancakes with bacon, maple syrup and strawberries, again another first that won’t be my last, I’ve had pancakes before but not like this! I just couldn’t wait to get home and whip up a batch for my little family!

SAHM team cooking

 

Bacon and maple syrup pancakes

I enjoyed every dish the gorgeous stay at home mum team made for us, Turkey wrapped blue cheese with slivered almonds & beetroot relish, Ham shelled quiche (I loved this idea, no pastry needed, low carb and so tasty!) served with a drunken chorizo and potato salad! I was in foodie heaven. There were cocktails too!

SAHM food

To see a video of our day’s adventures click HERE and no laughing (even though I did accidently sniff a bunch of baby carrots, I’m my mothers daughter she sniffs everything!) my experience in front of a camera is limited to when I was 5 years old on Romper Room!

We also sample some of the products in their basic form, my favourite was the gypsy ham. I quite often do a quick grab of protein and salad for lunch, and this ham will now be a regular protein on my grocery list.

Gypsy Ham

These products have less fat, a fuller flavour (I can vouch for that, I ate way more than I should have!!) and are better for you….tick, tick and TICK (no ticks for me being a piggy, having a second helping of potato salad, it was soooo good!).

If you would like to read more about the Oliving by Hans products you can do that HERE.

You’ll find this new tasty and healthier Oliving by Hans deli meat range in Coles, Woolworths, IGA and some independent supermarkets around Australia.

Now the lovely people from Oliving by Hans sent me home with a goodie bag so I could do some experimenting for myself, the best way I thought I could do that was with some homemade pizzas. I’d  been waiting for a great excuse to experiment with a parmesan pizza base. The timing couldn’t have been better I made some pizzas up for the NRL football Grand final (we have 2 footy addicts in this house, for the record I’m not one of them!). The pizzas were a great hit (just check out the 2 wide opened mouths below!),with flavours that packed a punch, we had 5 happy family members and the boys were very happy with the Rabbitohs taking out the 2014 premiership!

Kidlets devouring their pizzas

Zadada and I love a particular pizza I make with Chicken and avocado, so I thought I’d spruce it up with some Oliving by Hans Chorizo.

As for  the kidlets, I think they would happily live life consuming only meat at the moment, as a treat I let them choose what toppings they wanted, my one stipulation was that there had to be some grated carrot on there too (I try for veggies whenever I can!).

Kids pizzas

Here’s my how to for the pizzas (note if time is not being my friend I just use pita wraps for pizza bases but nothing beats this homemade yummy parmesan pizza dough!)

making parmesan pizza dough

Large pizza

Chicken, chorizo and avocado pizza

4.7 from 3 reviews
Homemade Pizzas
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Serves: A family of 5 plus leftovers
Ingredients
  • PARMESAN PIZZA DOUGH (makes 1 large pizza and 3 generous kidlet size pizza's)
  • 3 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons dried yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • LARGE PIZZA.... CHICKEN, CHORIZO and AVOCADO
  • 2 tablespoons pizza sauce (I use the Leggos sachets)
  • 1 cooked chicken breast thinly sliced (I like to grill mine)
  • 1 Oliving by Hans Chorizo sliced and lightly pan fried.
  • ½ large avocado sliced length ways
  • 1 roma tomato halved and sliced length ways
  • ¾ cup of cheese (I used perfect italiano pizza plus)
  • sprinkle of smoked paprika
  • 3 KIDLET SIZED PIZZAS (we have a bunch of little meat lovers so we did the works + carrot!)
  • 3 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • ½ pkt Oliving by Hans Peperilli Salami
  • ½ pkt Oliving by Hans Sliced Naturally Smoked Ham, chopped
  • ½ pkt Oliving by Hans Sliced Turkey Breast, chopped
  • ½ pkt Oliving by Hans Sliced Hungarian Salami cut into quarters
  • 2 Rashers Oliving by Hans Rindless Pan-sized Bacon, cut into strips and lightly pan fried
  • 20 whole Kalamata Olives (the 2 older kidlets love their olives!)
  • ½ carrot grated
  • ½ Roma tomato sliced
  • 1 cup grated pizza cheese
Instructions
  1. PIZZA DOUGH
  2. Place flour, cheese, yeast and salt in a bowl and mix. Gradually add the oil and water then knead by hand for 7 -10mins until the dough is smooth.
  3. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with cling wrap. Set aside in a warm place to rise for 30 mins to an hour (until it doubles in volume).
  4. Knead dough gently for a few minutes to remove some air.
  5. Divide dough into 2 then divide one piece into 3 so you end up with 4 balls of dough, 1 large & 3 small.
  6. Roll out pizza bases by sprinkling a little flour onto the bench they should end up about 5mm thick.
  7. Line appropriate baking trays with baking paper and place rolled bases on them accordingly.
  8. Preheat oven to 210C.
  9. Top with pizza toppings.
  10. LARGE CHICKEN, CHORIZO and AVOCADO PIZZA
  11. Spread sauce over large pizza base, evenly distribute the chicken and chorizo add sliced avocado followed by tomato and sprinkle cheese over the lot.
  12. Bake in oven 10-12 mins or until cheese is lightly browned and bases are crisp on edges.
  13. SMALLL KIDLET PIZZAS
  14. Spread 1 tablespoon pizza sauce over each base
  15. Top accordingly to each childs request.....
  16. BLAKE - Peperilli Salami, Ham, Turkey, carrot, tomato, 10 olives and ⅓ cup cheese.
  17. ELLA - Hungarian Salami, Ham, Turkey, carrot, olives, 10 olives, ⅓ cup cheese.
  18. ALANI (the threenager) - Bacon, carrot and ⅓ cup cheese.
  19. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and bases are crisp on edges.

Now a little treat for you all…….the lovely people from ‘Oliving by Hans’  have given me 2 x $60 Coles Supermarket vouchers to give away so you too can create your very own banquet!

 

To Enter simply leave your answer to my question in the comments space below…..

What little treasure would you make with the Oliving by Hans product range?

 

Terms and Conditions:

The name of the promotion is: Oliving by Hans Blog Competition. The promoter is Zamamabakes

 in conjunction with Oliving by Hans. The conditions of entry: answer 1 question, 1 entry per

person. Employees, immediate family members, retailers, suppliers, associated companies and

agencies are not eligible to enter. The giveaway will close on October 30th, 2014 at 8pm.

Comments submitted after this time will not be considered for the giveaway. This is a game of

skill. The winner will be awarded based on the strength of their answer to the question ‘What

little treasure would you make with the Oliving by

Hans product range?’

The prize will be in the form of a gift voucher which will be sent to the winner once address details

have been provided after the competition has closed. The results of the giveaway will be published

on this site on November 3rd 2014. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are non-­transferable.

Each prize is valued at $60.00. The competition is open to Australian residents only. The Promoter

is not responsible for prizes once they have been dispatched to the winner.

AND THE WINNERS ARE….

C. Mishio

&

C. Akehurst

A big thank you going out to all those who entered.

Until the next time……..

Zamamabakes

 

 

 

 

 

(Visited 620 times, 1 visits today)

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31 Comments on “Easy Homemade Pizzas

    1. Dannielle

      Thanks for entering Lynelle :)

      Reply
  1. Megan James

    A Paella with chorizo for sure! I love anything with chorizo in it!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Yum! That sounds delicious Megan. Thanks for entering :)

      Reply
  2. Cathy

    I would use them in my awesome mini quiches

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      I’m liking the sounds of mini quiches Cathy. Thanks for entering :)

      Reply
  3. joyjoyc

    I’d cook up an assortment of mini filo pies like chorizo and spinach, turkey and leek or bacon and egg. The combinations are limitless with the oliving range!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      All those combinations sound great! Thanks for entering joyjoyc :)

      Reply
  4. Tracy

    1. Dannielle

      Sounds like a plan! Thanks for entering Tracy. :)

      Reply
    2. Dannielle

      You can’t go past a good scone! Thanks for entering Tracy :)

      Reply
  5. When I was kid my mum used to make a rustic pizza base almost like a scone dough. We didn’t know any different and thought it was great. Everyone digs in too on pizza night.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Oh that sounds delicious Adam! What a lovely memory to have from your childhood. Thanks for entering :)

      Reply
  6. Jocelyn R

    I’d make a ploughman’s lunch platter. Harvesting is coming up very quickly and I will soon have some very hungry workers visiting our property. A scotch egg, some delicious cold cuts, home made chutney and soda bread will do the trick!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Oh my goodness that sounds delicious Jocelyn. How lucky are your workers! I’ve never had Soda bread before you’ve got me intrigued. Thanks for entering. :)

      Reply
  7. Rach Gunn

    I would make a yummy risotto with pan fried chorizo….mmm!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      I love chorizo in risotto, so much flavour! Thanks for entering Rach

      Reply
  8. Louise

    Savoury muffins sneaking in lots of goodness for the little monkey!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      I love how you can hide just about anything in a muffin! Thanks for entering Louise

      Reply
  9. Karen

    I’d make a yummy ham and salami calzone with oozing mozerella cheese and to make up for the calories my turkey, avocado and tomato green salad full of goodness!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Karen both those options sound delicious. I’m with you enjoying food is all about balance. I haven’t attempted calzone as yet, thinking it’s about time I did! Thanks for entering! :)

      Reply
  10. Michelle V

    With the Oliving products, I’d hope to create
    A mouth-watering dish to get cleaned off the plate
    A cauliflower soup with Oliving bacon bits that are fried
    And some Oliving Chorizo & cheese rolls served on the side!
    A lovely, hearty dish that my whole family will adore
    And so tasty that they’ll keep coming back for more!

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      You just made me smile with this little poetic creation of yours and I’m loving the sound of cauliflower & bacon bit soup with that delicious bread on the side. Thanks for your entry Michelle :)

      Reply
  11. cheryl mishio

    What a fabulous range of products – I think we would likely be making school lunches out of most of them or including them on a meze platter to enjoy at “happy hour”.
    I would however likely make a pasta dish with the chorizo (diced & pan fried till slightly crispy) & incorporate some other Mediterranean flavours such as olives, roast capsicum , grilled artichokes & eggplant…tossed with fresh Pappardelle pasta & light tomato sauce with a “kiss” of fresh chilli…yum ! I’m thinking a nice icy cold glass of fruity Sangria to wash it down :)

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      You’ve got all your bases covered there Cheryl. Love the kiss of fresh chilli for the pasta our Zadada would love that. Thanks for entering. :)

      Reply
      1. cheryl mishio

        if my hubby had it his way it would be a massive “pash” of chilli :)

        Reply
        1. Dannielle

  12. Rachel

    Chorizo cheesy scrambled eggs (with a side of bacon of course!) and sour dough bread….a breakfast that will keep you going all day long.

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Rachel my mouth is watering! Yum!
      Thanks for your entry

      Reply
  13. nicole stevens

    I would make mini mushroom and chorizo tarts, a beautiful creamy pasta dish with bacon and chicken and deep dish pizza muffins! Mmm

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Yum!! All those options sound delicious Nicole. Loving the sound of those deep dish pizza muffins. Thanks for entering :)

      Reply

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