When time has run away from you and you need a quick dinner - sometimes a frozen pizza is just the answer. But you don't need to rely on shop bought frozen pizzas - with just a bit of preparation you can have you very own homemade frozen pizza ready to pop in the oven at the drop of a hat. Not only will it save you some money (hopefully) but you will know exacly what has gone in to it and have it exactly as you like!
Pre-heat the oven to 220ºC/450ºF and pop your pizza stone or baking sheet in the middle of the oven.
Roll out your pizza dough in to rounds to your desired thickness and place on a piece of parchment paper.
Par-bake the pizzas for 3-5 minutes until the dough starts to turn fluffy & dry, but remains very pale.
Let them cool completely after removing them from the parchment.
Once they are cool top the pizzas with the toppings of your choice.
Pop the pizzas back on the baking sheet and freeze, uncovered for around 3 hours until solid.
Once they are fully frozen, wrap the pizzas first in cling film & then in some foil. This stops them from drying out in the freezer and means they can be kept there for up to 3 months.
When it comes to the time you want to bake your delicious pizzas, simply preheat your oven to 220ºC/420ºF and let the baking stone or baking tray heat up. Unwrap the pizzas and bake for 8-10 minutes until the crust has darkened and the toppings are cooked through.