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Inexpensive, fun to make and very tasty. Great way to get children involved in cooking.

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      07.12.2011 00:53

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      As good as any pizza mix

      Yes, a very good mixture.

      WE have found the perfect instore Asda pizza and we wanted to replicate it ourselves:

      stonebase, double portion spread of tomato paste, grated cheddar, mozzarella discs and slight drips of garlic oil. At the moment that would be £3.20 for a 14" and what a steal and beauty - better than any takeaway and as good as a proper pizza from the States.

      So we bought the Asda pizza base mix, and it was so simple to make it - as you might imagine how you make it it was that easy:

      add a sachet and 5-6 tablespoons (we find) of luke warm water. Mix it in together and knead for roughly 5 minutes. Shape and then leave for about 10 minutes to firm up. The add topping to suit and pop in the oven for usual time - about 18 minutes

      It is plenty large enough - though the temptation is to kneed it wider, as we all love large pizzas.

      But the overall scret is to pick the right topping, have a good tomatoe base and good quality cheese.

      Do not overcook.

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      04.01.2011 20:16
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      An easy, tasty pizza base for a bargain price.

      After a disastrous attempt at making my own pizza dough I decided I had to buy a ready mix to make life easier and have even a slim chance of it being successful!

      I picked the featured box up in Asda, it's not smart price as else it would have the famous white and green logo.

      We are told the ingredients, dietary information, cooking instructions, preparation instructions and Asda's contact information.

      It's simple to make this dough up all you have to do is add a sachet and 6 tablespoons of warm water. Mix it in together and once fully bound turn onto a hard surface and knead for roughly 5 minutes. Shape into a pizza shape and leave to prove for 10 minutes (It does say to cover with lightly greased clingfilm but I just throw a tea towel over it instead and have never had any problems.

      Once done all you have to do is top with your favourite ingredients or throw stuff from the fridge on it. My personal favourite is BBQ sauce, cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, sweetcorn and onions.

      Pop in the oven for 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the cheese melted.

      The pizza base are plenty big enough for 1 as a main meal or 2 with a side salad, chips garlic bread etc. At only 57p for 2 sachets it does us 2 meals for the 3 of us, so definately a great buy to have in the cupboard. It's also great to get the kids involved making pizza faces etc.

      Once done the base is really crispy but also soft on the inside. I was really suprised at just how tasty it really was after the first time and have used it plenty times from then.

      A great bargain especially if you're not a great cook such as myself!

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      25.10.2010 15:35
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      A right bargain and easy to use if your names not Jamie Oliver

      ***INGREDIENTS***
      Wheat Flour , Dried Yeast [contains Emulsifier (Sorbitan Monostearate)] , Vegetable Oil , Salt , Soya Flour , Emulsifiers (Mono- and Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Esters of Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Sodium Stearyol-2-Lactylate) , Dextrose , Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid) .

      Dietary Information
      Contains Gluten. Contains Wheat. May Contain Nuts. Contains Soya\Soybeans.
      Contains: Soya. May contain traces of nuts and/or seeds..

      ***INSTRUCTIONS***
      Cooking Instructions - From Chilled/Ambient: We have given you these cooking instructions as a guide only.
      Oven cook - From Chilled/Ambient: To make one pizza base:- Pre-heat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7. Empty the contents of one sachet into a mixing bowl. Add 100ml (6 tbsp) of warm water. Mix with a fork to form a ball of dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. shape the dough into a ball and roll out into a 20cm (8inch) circle. Place the pizza base on a lightly greased and floured baking tray, turning in the edges of the pizza base. Cover with oiled cling film and leave to prove in a warm place for 10 minutes (slightly longer for a thicker crust and slightly shorter for a crispier crust). Top the pizza base with tomato puree, grated cheese and your favourite ingredients. bake on the top shelf of the oven for 20 minutes until the edges of the pizza are golden brown. To make two pizza bases:- Use both packs and follow instructions using 200ml of warm water and then divide into two pizzas before rolling out.


      ***FIRST IMPRESSIONS***

      Yes!!! I can make a pizza "from scratch" and still cheat! Ok, so cheating doesn't make it from scratch. However I always find myself in the situation of thinking making pizza's is a fantastic idea however I'm always too hungry to make dough from scratch and then you have to let it sit there for 2 hours - no thanks!

      The box makes it look like an "ASDA BRAND" rather than a smart price so initially you would expect something that is of a decent quality.

      *** THE COOKING EXPERIENCE ***
      Ok so you basically mix it with some water for a long time until it makes a dough, I would say it takes about 10/15 minutes to do it. Then you roll out the dough into a pizza shape. Now in theory this is pizza for two... well... as long as the two of you are on a 10 calorie a day diet then yes! They are so tiny! The whole pack makes a thin 10" Pizza only. So for me and my partner I always use a couple of boxes. I would complain but at 57p this is a bargain so I just automatically buy the two.

      The best surface to lay these on are a cross-wired tray and to not overload with the toppings (I say overload, I had a ton on mine so you can put a fair amount on). I have tried cooking these on a normal oven tray and the base has been okay but has stayed a bit too moist and verging on soggy which I don't like!

      Then apply passatta / tomatoes or tomato puree and cheese and toppings - whatever you fancy.

      Then cook for 20 mins!

      *** AND OUR SURVEY SAID ***

      Mmmmm!! I was very impressed. The pizza base is really tasty! Having tried a lot of different mixes and some pre-cooked bases that taste like a crumbly biscuit - this one really hits gold. The texture is crispy but eatable and doesn't break your teeth. Crispy but soft enough to still be able to cut up easily with a knife and fork. The centre also goes just as crispy as the outside (could be due to the tray I use) which makes the pizza's really lovely.


      ***FINAL RATINGS***

      Packaging - ****
      Value for Money - *****
      Ease of Use - ****
      Quality of product - *****

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      24.05.2010 14:57
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      A quick way to feel as if you have made your own.

      ...so, I thought I would give this a try anyway!

      There are many ways you can make a pizza from scratch.

      You can make a pizza from scratch, properly.

      You can buy a ready made pizza base

      You can get some bread and put pizza ingredients on it to make a, ahem, "pizza" - the posher the bread, the more pizza like it is assumed to be.

      You can buy pizza base mix.

      There are those days when you really can't be bothered to measure out flour, yeast, knead, wait, prove, rise etc etc.

      So on one of those days, you might want to try this. You will of course already have one of these in your cupboard, because, for me, if it was one of those days when I couldn't be bothered doing the proper pizza base thing, chances are I can't be bothered going all the way to Asda for a pack of this.

      I already had one of these in the cupboard - long forgotten, but still in date.

      This contains two lots of dry ingredients. Just add warm-ish water - about 100 millitres. Give it a good old stir, and when it starts to thicken give it a good old knead. If you have got your water measurement right, you should be able to roll this into a ball then flatten with that rolling pin, which doesn't come with the pack.

      This is also the bit where you will need a greased pizza tray, or any old oven tray really - if your oven tray isn't round you might need to rethink the shape of that perfect circle you probably just rolled out!

      You will also need toppings. Something tomatoey that isn't ketchup and something cheesy, but not in a cottagey sort of way. Anything extra could be a bonus depending on your taste. I find finely chopped onions and a big handful of fresh chopped basil leaves really helps.

      Put dough on baking tray. Put topping on; tomato first, then chesse, then other stuff.

      Bake at 170 for between 10 to 20 mins (nearer 10 if you have a fan assisted, nearer twenty if you have something old leaky and innefficient)

      Remove, cut into slices and hope that you have put enough topping on to mask the over-yeasty taste of this pizza base.

      I much prefer making my own base, but this is more of a fun thing, especially if you have children around the place and want to introduce them to cooking.

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        19.02.2010 16:18
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        perfect for everyone and fun to get the kids involved

        ASDA Pizza base mix

        This pizza mix is very useful for creating lovely pizzas at home, I didn't have anything to put on mine apart from mozzarella cheese and tomato and herb sauce and even with just them plain ingredients it tasted lovely.

        This mix is very easy to make just add some warm water, mix and done.
        Once the mix was made it was very easy to roll out and shape.
        I enjoy my thin and crispy pizzas so I made the base very thin and left it to rise in a warm place for 10minutes then added my toppings or topping in my case.
        Once baked for 20minutes at 200c the pizza came out with very crispy edges and a slight crisp going into the middle of the pizza, it all cooked perfectly throughout and is a great mix.
        However if you are looking for a plain base then this is perfect but if you are wanting a base with slight more taste then this isn't for you. Although the pizza was overall delicious the base itself was very bland and had no taste at all but because the mix is dry ingredients you could always add some herbs in there if needed.

        The ingredients in the pack are:
        Wheat Flour , Dried Yeast [contains Emulsifier (Sorbitan Monostearate)] , Vegetable Oil , Salt , Soya Flour , Emulsifiers (Mono- and Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Esters of Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids, Sodium Stearyol-2-Lactylate) , Dextrose , Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid)

        Conclusion:
        Overall a great pizza base for any pizza and for just 50p that makes two 8inch pizzas or a massive 16inch pizza it is great value , you buy this mix from ASDA and it is contained in a small cardboard box with 2 sachets each one making 8inch pizza or bigger if you're like me and prefer thinner pizzas.
        I give this mix 4/5 because it's easy to make, good value and makes nice and crispy pizza.

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        14.02.2010 00:16
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        Fab pizzas at a fraction of the cost

        There was a time when having a pizza for tea was as easy as picking up the phone and ordering one or if I could be bothered I would get in the car and pick one up myself. I decided to knock this kind of lifestyle on the head several months ago due to taking on a healthier lifestyle and just as importantly a wealthier lifestyle that has been having some fantastic results.

        At just 50 pence per box, the Asda pizza base mix makes perfect sense if you fancy having a go at doing your own pizzas on a budget. Each box contains two individual plastic sealed pouches with enough mixture to make two 8-inch pizza bases; this depends on how thick you like them because mine average a good 10-inch for a thin and crispy base.

        The instructions are very easy to follow and the product is simple to use. Just add the mixture to a bowl, add warm water and mix with a fork until the whole lot sticks together in a bowl. Some people add a little olive oil into the mixture but I haven't had a go at doing this just yet because I prefer to keep the mess down to a minimum, which brings us nicely onto the next step.

        You are supposed to sprinkle flour onto the surface and knead the mixture before rolling it out, however I prefer to cut down on mess and cleaning up so I didn't bother using any flour; this didn't cause any problems for me as the mixture didn't stick to the surface and I was quite happy that I didn't have to splash out on a packet of flour as well.

        After kneading the mixture, I rolled mine on a sheet of tin foil to reduce the amount of mess and washing up, now this was a little tricky which resulted in some, well shall we just say 'interesting' shapes? I later used the same tin foil to cook them on.

        The cheese and toppings are the main expense, but this isn't a problem for me because being a bit of a penny pincher means that I always keep plenty of leftover bits of meat and veg in my freezer that provides toppings for my pizzas. I make my tomato base using a blend of tomato puree and tomato ketchup with a little bit of sugar and mixed herbs. I spread out the tomato base and sprinkle on the toppings followed by the cheese, grated or sliced mozzarella is my favourite.

        The whole thing takes between 15-20 minutes in the oven, but do check them individually because a slightly thinner base may be ready a lot quicker than a thicker base.

        Open the oven after 15-20 minutes and the smell is amazing because you can actually smell the freshness of the cooked pizza dough. The base is very easy to cut with a pizza cutter and the whole thing just tastes heavenly and really tasty. It's weird because you realize how tasty and healthy making your own pizzas can be without having to pile in the added salt and rubbish that takeaways use. I also find that there is nothing more rewarding than making something good with your very own hands and when everyone tucks in to enjoy, you can say to yourself 'I made that'.

        Some of the great points to remember about Asda pizza mix is that it only costs a little over 50 pence to make 2 good sized pizzas, it really is so easy to make, and that the only washing up for me was the mixing bowl, fork and pizza cutter.

        I'm sure that with more practice I will master the art of making a pizza base that resembles something circular rather than a map of Australia, and I think that this is the only down side that I have found to using the Asda dough mix, but in fairness that's more down to my own inabilities rather than the product.

        Yes I would definitely buy this product again because it is so tasty and makes a cheap meal without too much fuss, and I only wish that I had found this stuff a long time ago so that I could have saved a small fortune on takeaways.

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          11.02.2010 14:00
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          My children have always been picky eaters, though my eldest has just come through that phase a little and has opened up her food repertoire shall we say!

          After a conversation with her recently about a food economics project she had undertaken at school, I was pleased to hear that the school had been encouraging the kids to try new flavours on top of homemade pizzas, something that we had never done ourselves.

          After she stated that she enjoyed them immensely I decided to find a mix for the pizza bases, hence this review.

          The product I will now review is - "Asda pizza base mix".

          After searching I wasp eased to find this rather simple looking boxed mix in the baking aisle in Asda.
          The box contains all the relevant information needed, brand name, product name and description, making time, cooking time and finally how many bases you should expect to get from the two sachet contents within.

          Now as my daughter is quite a big eater I knew that her pizza would have to be the biggest of the two, but my son was adamant that he wanted to try one, that pleased me immensely!

          Instructions for making are again simple, so simple that my daughter did most of the donkey work!

          For each sachet you empty the dry ingredients into a bowl then add 100ml of warm water, I am assuming the warmth of the water will activate the yeast content.
          Mix together into a ball with a fork, then once at this stage tip out onto a floured surface and knead until soft and pliable, about 5minutes work in total.

          Then roll out or shape into a circle, carefully laying the round onto a greased then floured baking tray.....then the real fun begins!

          We have tried using tomato purée as the base before, but the flavour was far too rich for my children's palates, so we ended up using tomato ketchup, which I honestly thought would be too sweet, but turned out to be fantastic!

          The rest of the toppings are up to you! My son just had cheese, but my daughter had sweet corn, pepperoni and ham, I was truly gob smacked!

          You then put them in an oven at around gas mark 7 for ten minutes, then the pizza should be cooked through with the underside of the base being nice and crispy, obviously this again depends on how thick of thin you have rolled out your base!

          The pizza ( I had to try for quality control of course!), was absolutely delicious, the base wasn't even slightly doughy, which I did think it would be due to just how much cheese my kids had put on it, a point I will make is that I would recommend turning the oven up slightly just at the end, but again that is due to personal preference!

          The nutritional information is as follows -
          Per ¼ base,
          165 kcal,
          31.0g carbohydrate,
          2.3g of which sugars,
          1.9g fat,
          0.6g of which saturates.

          Allergy advice states that this product contains gluten, wheat and soya, and may contain traces of nuts and/or seeds.

          Price wise this pack is available for 55p to buy from Asda.

          I have to say I am gob smacked at how much fat is in it, especially considering that the amounts and quantities given is before you have even added your toppings, though I am still glad it has given my children an alternative snack, though it will now be something that they have on the odd occasion!

          For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk

          Thanks for reading x

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            12.01.2010 06:13
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            great way to entertain the children and make tea at the same time!!

            Since me and my children have been virtual prisoners in our own home, this last week, due to snow. I have been trying do think of different activities, that will keep them amused and basically to stop them from killing each other. A few days ago we did some home cooking. They did a fantastic job assisting me in making a cake and a pie. (My husband is still getting over the shock of coming home from work to find his wife baking in the kitchen!) The children had wanted to make pizzas too. but i didnt have any yeast, so i promised them we would cook again the next day.

            Yesterday my hubby came home from work with Asda pizza mix. I had asked him to pop to Asda on his way home. The kids were so excited when I said that they could make their pizzas for tea. So we got to work....

            The pizza base mix is packaged in a bright and colourful cardboard box. The box has easy to follow cooking instructions. Additionally it provides the consumer with information on nutritional values, ingredients and allergy advice.

            Within the box there are two sealed, clear plastic bags which contain the ready made pizza base mix. The information on the box tells you that each bag contains 145g of mix which is enough to make two 8 inch pizzas.

            We decided to open the two packets and make a giant 16 inch pizza. The kids thought this was fantastic. Basically you empty the pizza base mix into a mixing bowl, add hot water and then knead into a dough. You then have to leave the dough to rest for ten minutes in order to rise. I found that during this ten minutes we were able to decide and prepare our pizza toppings.

            After ten minutes the dough had risen and the children took it in turns to roll the dough. The dough was easily rolled. It was not too sticky and had enough substance to it to hold together nicely. The children were able to roll this dough out with great ease. This was great, as it gave them a fine sense of achievement, to see their neatly rolled pizza base. I wouldnt say that the base was 16 inches though. However it was nice and thick so maybe it could have been rolled out more.

            The children then had great fun placing the tomato puree, cheese and various other toppings onto the pizza. I found that they were willing to try foods such as onion which they have been reluctant to try in the past.

            When the pizzas were made after about 18 minutes in the oven. The smell that wafted through the kitchen was delicious. The children were really looking forward to seeing how their pizza creation had turned out. The pizza looked beautiful and also tasted fantastic. The base was quite thick unyet very light and doughy. The taste of the base was so fresh and had just the right texture as it was crispy but not hard.

            The price of this little delight is a staggering 55p. So basically my children were both fed last night for under a pound each when you add up the toppings as well. This is fantastic value. The product was of a very high standard. The pizzas were easy for the children to make and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I will certainly buy these bases again. The best thing though was that it kept the children quiet and entertained for a good hour and that my friends, is priceless!!

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              05.11.2009 19:04
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              A storecupboard staple!

              I use this, or the Tesco version (there's little difference) on pretty much a weekly basis. I love a nice homemade pizza but don't have time to make the dough totally from scratch - however I am yet to find a ready made pizza base that I like, so this is a happy compromise.

              ~~~What you get~~~
              A box of this mix costs around 50p (in either supermarket) and contains 2 sachets of Pizza Base Mix. Each apparently enough to make an 8 inch round pizza (I use a small rectangular tray) though I imagine you could make a bigger pizza with it and just have a thinner base.

              ~~~How to make it~~~
              Simply empty a sachet into a large bowl and mix in (with a fork) 125ml/4floz hand hot water (hot but you can hold your hand in it without pain).
              When mixed turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. Now 5 minutes is longer than you think when it comes to kneading, I have timed myself (because I'm wierd like that) and I never knead for more than 2-3 minutes - the dough doesn't seem to suffer though I expect if you can be bothered to go for the full 5 your dough may be slightly smoother.
              Roll your dough out to roughly the right size and place on your greased tray (I like to grease with a little Olive oil).
              Next you cover the dough and leave to rise in a warm place (the oven, preheated then turned off works well) for about 10 minutes. Now, I like my pizza bases thin so I don't bother with this step anymore and the pizzas always come out lovely. However, if you like 'fat' pizza this will make it rise nicely and the dough will be nice and light.
              Top the pizza base with your choice of sauce, topping and cheese, then bake according to pack intructions or until it looks cooked.

              ~~~Result~~~
              I have yet to have a bad result using this mix, whether following instuctions exactly or doing it my own way. I find this stuff pretty foolproof to make and the taste and texture are always lovely. It is so easy to do but I still get the warm glow of doing my own baking!


              Pizza Sauce
              For the tomato based sauce for your pizza you can use a preprepared one (whatever you do, don't use Tesco value pasta sauce - it's revolting and will ruin your pizza!)
              or make your own, which can be as simple or complicated as you like.
              A really quick pizza sauce could be simply some tinned tomatoes heated up with a tablespoon of tomato puree and a pinch of sugar and salt.
              You could fry onions and garlic first and add herbs to this to make a nicer sauce.
              I tend to use different things each time, depending on what we have in the house.

              Toppings
              I like to fry chopped bacon to have on my pizzas, it seems to give them a lovely meaty and salty flavour. This goes well with sweet red peppers.
              Any old veg or meat that you have lying around in the fridge can be a pizza topping. Raw meat should of course be cooked first and hard veg should be cooked too.
              Ham and sweetcorn need no preparing and can jsut be slung on your pizza if you're in a hurry.
              Leftover bolognese or chili con carne work well too.

              I am always generous with the cheese, using a good strong cheddar and cooking it until it's all bubbly and golden and the oils start running out...mmmm
              You can of course use mozzarella or any other cheese you care to try...

              Happy Pizza Making!

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              30.06.2009 17:04
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              Well worth the extra effort.

              I'm a huge fan of pizza, so always looking out for a bargain of some sort. I'm always tempted to try making home made pizzas, but the whole using yeast puts me off as it seems like such a hassle. When I saw pizza base mix I was convinced it couldnt taset that good but at the bargain price I thought Id give it a go.

              The box contains two small bags of what looks like flour. One bag gives enough for a large pizza for 2-3 people. I am pleased to say all packaging is recyclable. The recipe is so easy to follow. You open up the bag, add 100ml of warm water, need for ten minutes (the worst part) and then leave in a warm place to rise for 10 minutes. You then roll in out, with the help of more fl9our, add whatever toppings you want, bake in the oven for 25 minutes and your ready to enjoy. The immediate upsides are that you can make it as thick or thin as you want and include whatever toppings you want. The taste is unquestionably amazing! The downside is its more effort than your usual pizza, it takes time, and its messy. It will dazzle your guests though!

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                02.06.2009 17:45
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                Great product, highly recommended!

                I love making pizza from scratch. It's fun and so easy.... once the dough bit's done anyway.
                I normally buy bread bases but they seem so expensive compared to the price of a packet mix. Everytime I make the dough from scratch I can't seem to get it right so this was the ideal product for me.

                The base was so easy to make, and the instructions were very clear and concise. The pizza base mix was great value and everybody was impressed with my efforts (or lack of them!).

                The only problem was that the packet didn't make quite enough mix for a large deep pan. Maybe if I'd have bought more packets that would have resolved the issue though. Asda could perhaps sell this in a larger pack for extra choice?

                That said, I was very happy with this product and will definately buy it in future. Tasty too!

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                02.05.2009 12:54
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                Pizza Base Mix from Asda.

                Asda Pizza Base Mix:

                I love making fresh pizzas from scratch but to be honest I can't always be bothered and activating the yeast doesn't always work me so I thought I would try the Asda pizza base mix so I could whip up some fresh pizzas at a moments notice.

                The mixes are really cheap at only 55p for a box that contains enough mix for two 8" pizza bases. To make the mix is easy; simply pour the mix into the bowl, (there are two individual packets), add some water, mix, knead, shape and leave to rise. The whole process only takes about 15 minutes all told. I have to say that I prefer "thin and crispy" type pizzas so these make two 10-12" bases for me. The instructions are easy to follow but they are written a little small so you need to pick the box up to read it which isn't great if your hands are already covered in dough etc!

                So now you know making the bases is a doddle, what about the taste? We, (me, the other half and the best mate), all really like the flavour of these bases. They have the right amount of yeasty flavour, (my home made bases often taste too much of yeast), and they really do taste like good, fresh bread.

                The texture is good, soft and vaguely chewy but not tough. The edges crisp up nicely but they do benefit from being cooked on a pizza tray so that the bottoms are crisp and not soggy and pale like they can be when cooked on a normal tray.

                The Asda website gives the energy content in KJ not KC but a, (very), rough estimate at the calorie content comes out at 600 calories per base. In terms of sugar, salt and fat, these are quite good, but obviously that's before you add cheese etc.

                The box states that once topped these take 20 minutes to cook but I would check on them from 10 minutes onwards to avoid burning.

                I have to admit I was very impressed with the pizza base mix because they are just so cheap and convenient and taste very good. I will definitely be adding these to my next Asda order.

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                  03.04.2009 23:01
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                  Fantastic

                  I usually buy Somerfield's pizza base mix which costs about 80p a box, so when I spotted ASDA's own brand for just 55p I thought I'd get one as firstly I'm trying to save money and secondly I didn't think there could be much difference between the two.

                  The mix comes in a box showing a picture of a pizza on the front, and there are instructions for use on the back. The instructions are easy to follow, however they are written in such tiny writing, it's ridiculous, and makes them very difficult to read.

                  Making the dough up is very easily. Simply tip the mix - which is white and looks just like flour - into a bowl, add 100ml of warm water and mix. This will form a ball of dough, which you should then knead for 5 minutes, before rolling out into a round shape, and leaving in a warm place for 10 minutes to prove, as you would with any bread. I usually put it next to the stove, where I tend to be making pizza sauce at the same time.

                  After adding a topping you then need to cook in the oven for 20 minutes. I find that in this time the edges of the base (the crust in other words) will have turned a golden brown colour. I usually put a lot of sauce on my pizzas (far too much really) which can sometimes make the base go quite soggy, but I've found this one holds up well, and still has a slight crunchiness on the base whilst still being doughy.

                  When I made my first pizza with this I couldn't tell much difference in taste between this and the Somerfield brand, however now I'm onto my second box of mix, I've decided I like ASDA's better, although still there's not a huge amount in it. The pizza base has a lovely taste - as I mentioned the bread goes quite crispy on the outside without being hard, or going crumbly when you bite into it, and yet is still soft and doughy. For me, I'd say the taste is perfect, and the benefit of making you own, is that you can determine how thick or thin you want your base to be.

                  Per ¼ base:
                  165 calories
                  6g protein
                  31g carbs
                  1.9g fat

                  At just 55p for a box which will make you two pizza bases, this is a really good buy. Yes it takes longer than putting a frozen one in the oven or ordering a take-away, but this way you can have the exact topping you want, and make the base however you like it too. I'd certainly recommend giving this a try.

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                    13.01.2009 17:50
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                    I love cooking, but it often means that while I'm slaving away in the kitchen, my little demon is running around the house creating mess and chaos anywhere her little foot falls. So, I've started involving her in cooking a bit more - obviously some things she can't help with, but with pizzas, she definately can . She loves nothing more than to tear up pieces of ham, or spread tuna onto her pizza, and the best bit is, since she made it, she eats it .

                    Now, when shopping at Asda, you have a couple of choices for bases . If your store has a create your own pizza section, you can buy bases from there - however, they only have a two or three day life, so unless you're using them quickly, its not practical . You can buy branded ready made bases, which have a slightly longer shelf life, but you pay for the brand name .

                    Or, you can trot along down to the bakery aisle, and pick up a packet of Asda Pizza Base Mix, at 55p per 290g. The box is a regular rectangular card box, with a picture of a pizza on it . Each box contains 2 sachets of mix.

                    To make, empty a sachet of mix into a bowl, add 6 tablespoons of warm water, and mix. Knead the dough on a floured surface for five minutes (my daughter loves that bit ..anything messy and she's right in there!) , shape , put on a flat pizza tray, and rest for 10 minutes.

                    After that, top with whatever you desire, (for me, bacon, chicken, garlic, and tomato work well, for my daughter, baked beans, ham and cheese) and plonk it into a preheated oven for 20 minutes (keep checking it though, my daughter can be a little heavy handed with the topping, which makes a slightly longer cooking time.

                    The results are delicious, dough thats just the right mix of crispy and soft, and delicious to eat . It also feels less stodgy than some shop bought pizzas.

                    I'd definately recommend this, although you should avoid it if you are allergic to gluten, wheat, or soya . It also mentions that it may contain possible traces of nuts.

                    Overall, a great product for making your own pizza, great fun for those who like getting the kids involved, and with only water needed to make the bases up, a convenient cupboard standby .

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