Robot Has No Heart

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A robot that does not have a heart


Team effort with my Dad for Sunday night dinner.


Makes 2 large pizzas


  • 2 cup water
  • 3+ cup plain flour (wholemeal if you’re a hippy and don’t have to appease your family)
  • 14g (2 sachet) yeast
  • 2 Capsicum (1 red, 1 green)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3-4 Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Baby spinach and/or rocket
  • Mozarella cheese
  • Tomato paste
  • Basil


  1. Combine all dough ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. Add flour until dough is a … doughy consistency. Cover and leave to rise for a few hours
  2. Dust tabletop liberally with flour and knead/roll out two thin pizza bases (they will rise when cooked)
  3. Combine tomato paste and basil, then spread over the pizza bases right to the edges
  4. Chop up all choppable toppings and throw evenly over the pizza. Also put the spinach and cheese on.
  5. Put in a preheated oven (~180C) for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is well browned.

Of course, as with any pizza there are many options here. This gives quite a doughy base – which I like – so to make a thinner, crustier base put the base by itself into the oven for a minute or so until it starts to rise. We did this for the second pizza and my folks preferred it. Nothing on this pizza really needs cooking, so I normally eat it a little bit undercooked – each to his own, I say.

I actually thought the dough recipe was 1:1 flour:water, but that just gave me a soup, so I just kept adding flour. Probably ended up with about 4 cups total.

I normally put olives on my pizza, but we forgot to buy any. Ricotta cheese also works well. My sister had a cheese pizza, which I thought rather boring but still tasty.

And I finally remembered to take a picture!


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