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Budget Bride - Making Dominos using Isabel's Pizza mix

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Who doesn't love pizza? But at almost £15 each at Dominos for a small gluten free BBQ pizza, this is certainly a treat when you have a large wedding to budget for! This led us to be a bit more creative with our cooking, we are avid fans of fake-aways, not only are they tasty, it gives us something fun to do! When I do treat us and order from Dominos, I have taken to ordering their big BBQ dips, as once cooked on a pizza base at home, it is the same sauce as on the Dominos BBQ pizza. Result!

For this recipe I used the Isabel's pizza base mix. This retails at £3.25 per pack which makes four bases. The great thing about Isabel's mix is that it is in two packets so you can easily save half the pack without making your cupboards messy! I know it could be cheaper to make the base from scratch in the long run, but with the types of flour in this mix that I barely use, it wouldn't be worth my while. Also, this turns out perfect each time, whereas I have had some super gluten free fails in terms of baking that requires lots of flours mixed together!

I find the Isabel's bases become beautifully crisp around the edge and fluffy in the middle, the texture is beautiful and the taste is gorgeous too. There is no aftertaste or oddness, James enjoyed this base too and as a gluten eater he always compares to the gluten ones he is used to eating. The other joy of making the base yourself is that you can choose the thickness!

To make the base you will need a small egg, one of the pizza base packs, 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil and 100ml of water. All you do is pop it all in the bowl and make it into a dough. Roll into a pizza shape, then pop in the oven at 200c for 5 minutes on each side, then add your toppings. Talk about simple!

For the toppings, I used the Dominos BBQ sauce as a base, half a big dip covers a pizza well. Don't worry if you don't have a Dominos sauce, any BBQ would work. Then I popped on some mozzarella, I don't like mine too cheesy if I am having other toppings so I didn't add as much as most would. I then topped with left over chicken from the Sunday roast and then the left over of a smoked sausage. You could always add red onion or peppers if you have any, but as I was using up left overs, I didn't bother!

I worked out that this meal for two people costs only £5.67 compared to the £30 I could have spent as Dominos, I think that is great! Particularly as the Dominos dip is £1.69 alone!

I would love to know if you are a fan of fake-aways and if you have any money saving tips whilst eating gluten free!

Hannah x

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