Food writer Felicity Cloake has donated her Perfect Pan-Fried Pizza recipe to help fight food waste at home. Search #FelixFakeAways for more inspiration.
The Felix Project rescues food that is at risk of being wasted and uses it to feed people in need. Without The Felix Project, thousands of tonnes of good food would be thrown away every year.
And now, we're calling attention to the scandals of food waste and hunger by sharing classic takeaway recipes you can recreate at home with the leftovers in your fridge. Let's get cooking!
Don’t be put off by the time needed for this recipe; all you have to do is mix the dough and leave it in the fridge for a few days to do its thing, though if you’re in a real hurry, 12 hours should be fine. Plain flour will also work if that’s all you have, though bread flour will give the base a chewier texture.
The toppings are even more flexible; yes, you can go with the classic tomato and mozzarella, but anything’s fair game – I’ve seen even seen leftover chips strewn on top in Italy – so go crazy with the half-empty jars at the back of the fridge, the odds and ends of cheese in danger of going furry, that floppy spring onion or wilted bunch of basil. Stick them on top, add a final flourish of chilli oil and eat when it’s still so hot it burns your tongue.
Rise 3-5 days
Prep 5 min
Cook 5 minutes
500g strong bread flour (preferably Italian 00), plus extra to dust
1½ tsp dried active yeast
1 tsp fine salt
1 tsp sugar (optional)
If you try this recipe using up the leftovers in your frigdge, we'd love to see! Snap a pic and be sure to tag #FelixFakeAways on social.