Pizza has always been a love of mine – from the crispy, chewy crust to the rich tomato sauce to the gooey, melty cheese. What could be better? Writer Chloe Walden rolls up her sleeves and takes on the pizza challenge from Dough Re Me.
Because of this, it has often been my go-to takeaway, and there are many wonderful restaurants serving very excellent ones, but sometimes it’s fun to roll up your sleeves and have a pizza party at home – especially during lockdown when there is little else to do but get creative in the kitchen. The brilliant pizza kits from Dough Re Me make it simple to do this. They deliver Neapolitan pizza kits direct to your door containing everything needed to make two (or more!) delicious pizzas.
We tried the Due – the kit for two – which contained: two balls of 48-hour fermentation Caputo flour dough; the Dough Re Me secret recipe tomato base, made using San Marzano tomato; For di Latte mozzarella; as well as a sprinkling of flour, basil, parmesan for added cheesiness and an umami hit, and salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil for a finishing touch.
Making the pizzas couldn’t be simpler. When I received the kit – which arrived, rather charmingly, in a pizza box with the ingredients separated into little pots (not plastic but Vegware) – I was told it’s all about the prove of the dough. For this, around two hours ahead of making the pizzas I tipped the dough onto a floured work surface and covered.
Once proved, all that needs to be done is to heat a non-stick frying pan until smoking hot and turn on a grill. I then flattened out the dough with my fingers, pushing the air into the crust before picking it up and turning the dough like a steering wheel to use gravity to stretch out the middle. I have slightly less patience for things like this, so mine was slightly less perfectly round than my boyfriend’s.
You then add the dough to the pan allowing the base to cook and crispen, top with the pizza sauce, cheese, and other toppings, and pop under the grill to bubble and golden, before repeating with pizza number two. Easy as (pizza) pie.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was genuinely impressed by the ease and the deliciousness of the Dough Re Me pizza kit from the moment it arrived until the very last bite. What is even more impressive is how many different options they have to suit every preference – Original, Vegetariana, Vegana, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Vegetariana or Gluten Free Vegana – as well as charcoal dough, upgraded oils, nduja paste, garlic bread and the choice to upgrade to the Famiglia size.
From just £17.50 per kit, if you’re looking for something fun to do, I’d highly recommend giving them a go.
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Chloe has a passion for all things food and drink. Whether that’s getting stuck into cooking a new cuisine in the kitchen, dining out in a new London hot spot, or adding a new tipple to her drinks trolley, her life revolves around what’s next on the menu. On the weekend, you can often find her with a G&T in one hand, and a cookbook in the other.