The secret's out! Homemade pizza recipe from Parties To Go
29th March 2017
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Parties To Go has been catering and organising the best events, parties, weddings and celebrations for years in Wimbledon and South West London. Their signature style of bespoke themed food gives them that extra twist in the competitive catering market, and they've just revealed one of their signature recipes - delicious homemade pizza.

Pizza Dough Recipe


  • 1kg batch of strong white plain flour
  • 600g/ml COLD tap water
  • 2.4g salt
  • 1.4g yeast


  1. Put the water into a mixer bowl
  2. Add the salt and make sure it has dissolved
  3. Add the yeast and make sure it has dissolved
  4. Add half the flour and mix at a low speed
  5. Add the rest of the flour after 30 seconds and continue mixing until it begins to form a rough ball of dough
  6. Rest for 10 minutes
  7. Knead for 6-10 minutes
  8. Leave for 2 hours to rise, then split into 8 pizza balls and simply roll the dough out into rough circles, about 0.5cm thick
  9. For a better flavour you can put in a sealed tub in the fridge for 3 days. Take it out of the fridge at least 8 hours before you want to use it and split it into 8 balls
  10. Make sure you leave 4 hours before baking

Pizza Sauce Recipe


  • Olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, leaves picked and torn
  • 3 x 400g good quality tinned plum tomatoes
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place a large non-stick frying pan on the heat and pour in four generous lugs of olive oil. Add the garlic, shake the pan around a bit and, once the garlic begins to colour lightly, add the basil and the tomatoes. Using the back of a wooden spoon, mush and squash the tomatoes as much as you can.
  2. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. As soon as it comes to the boil, remove the pan from the heat. Strain the sauce through a coarse sieve into a bowl, using your wooden spoon to push any larger bits of tomato through. Discard the basil and garlic that will be left in the sieve, but make sure you scrape any of the tomatoey goodness off the back of the sieve into the bowl.
  3. Pour the sauce back into the pan, bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 5 minutes to concentrate the flavours. It will be ready when it's the perfect consistency for spreading on your pizza.
  4. You can store the sauce in a clean jar in the fridge - it'll keep for a week or so, but check before you use it. It's also great to freeze in batches or even in an ice cube tray, so you can defrost exactly the amount you need. But, to be honest, it's such a quick recipe, you can make it as easily on the day you need it.
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