Ever since Dominos pizza opened a franchise down the road from us, I actually got scared.
Yes, they’re pricey, but they’re also convenient and one of the takeaways I’ve struggled to say no to when my fiance offered it as a suggestion.
The thing is, I know I’m not sensible with pizza. We’ll order a Joey special: two pizzas, but between two of us on the basis we’ll leave a full one for the day after. This NEVER happens.
So, how do I stay strong? I take a stab at making my own Slimming World friendly one for the first time that isn’t smash pizza. YUCK.
If I’m going to satisfy my pizza cravings, I’m going to do it properly.
Although I did cheat on the pizza sauce, so please forgive me. There’s not always enough hours in the day while I DIY behind the scenes but the challenge is trying to stay lean at the same time.
It’s a misconception that pizza, or any kind of dough making takes ages. I really don’t think this is the case.
The time is mostly spent letting the yeast do the work for you. As long as I’ve set a timer, I can go back to normal duties while I wait.
And the financial savings compared to a Dominos is astronomically different.
So, let’s talk bread or dough mix.
For months, I kept going in to Asda looking for their wholemeal bread mix (that apparently could be used as part of your Healthy Extra B). Sadly, it seemed to be always sold out and I’ve only just discovered that it can’t be used as part of your HE B anyway.
But thankfully you can use Aldi’s The Pantry Wholemeal Brown Bread Mix. Just check your Slimming World members app!
But, the question was: how much can you use per person without having to weigh it AFTER cooking?
There was no way I wanted to tear up some cooked pizza dough with no toppings. It’s a big ask of me to destroy a perfectly good base that needed cooking without toppings.
So, I turned to my Slimming World support group and have been informed it is 47g each in its raw flour state. *Please note, you should always do your own research if in doubt. I am in no way officially associated with Slimming World.
OTHER PIZZA RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
Slimming World 1 Syn Per Quarter Pepperoni Pizza
This delicious Slimmimg World Pepperoni Pizza is the closest to the authentic dish, but uses wholemeal dough as your Healthy Extra B. Thank the Lord!
- 188 g Aldi's The Pantry Crusty Wholemeal Bread Mix *47g Per Person for 1 HE B
- 128 g (not ml) Luke warm water
- 3 tbsp tomato puree
- 2 tbsp water
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1 22.5g stick Original or Hot Pepperami Thinly sliced
- 40 g Lighter Cathedral City Mature Cheddar - Grated *10g each is a quarter of one person's HE A
Preheat your oven at 200 degrees.
Firstly, follow the bread mix at the back of the packet. (I personally mix everything together and knead in the bowl as the flour at the bottom prevents the dough ball from sticking. Then cover with clingfilm and leave in my warmish conservatory.
Once it's doubled in size, knock out the air and knead again for about 5 minutes until all stretchy and pliable.
Now line a large baking tray with baking paper and spray with frylight.
Transfer the dough on to the sprayed sheet and flatten with a rolling pin until you can get the largest pizza base possible. Don't worry about it being thin - it will still rise.
TIP: Sometimes I form a base by holding it in the air and stretching and rotating before using the rolling pin method.
Now mix the tomato puree with the water and basil and spoon on top of the pizza base.
Sprinkle the grated cheese on top and finally the sliced pepperami and bake for 12 minutes.
Cut in to 8 slices on the basis 4 people have two slices each.
This pizza is 1 syn per person when served between 4, because:
- It uses 47g of raw Aldi wholemeal bread mix is one person's Healthy Extra B
- 1 x 22.5g Original or Hot Pepperami stick is 4 syns each, meaning 1 syn each when served between 4.
IF NOT USING YOUR HEALTHY EXTRAS, THEN:
- Each quarter pizza = 8.5 syns
Where's the syns per person?
- 47g Wholemeal bread mix = 6
- 1 quarter Pepparami = 1
- 10g Lighter Cathedral Cheese = 1.5
Syns for the whole pizza = 46
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