What a treat we had last night! Delivered to our door, two delicious, ready-to-pop-in-the-oven, gluten-free and dairy-free pizzas!!
Home-delivered pizzas seem like a great idea but, despite the best efforts of those lethal young men on scooters, they are nearly always tepid when you get them, and if you pop them into the oven, somehow they always end up a bit dried up and curl-edged.
So, why not deliver them, not ready cooked, but ready to cook? Just as convenient (you still do not have to stir further from the sofa and the duvet than the oven) but with all the bubbling heat and freshness you would get from the highest class pizza oven? Well that was Joshua Beth’s idea – and I, for one, thoroughly approve.
From his kitchens in Fulham, he is now whizzing a great range of ready-prepared pizzas across London; all you have to do is to whip them into your preheated oven – and enjoy! Even better, he is offering gluten-free pizza bases as an option – and if you are also on a dairy-free diet, he will adapt his toppings to accommodate you!
Obviously, he is not operating out of a dedicate g-f/d-f kitchen, so ultra-sensitive souls should be wary, but for anyone else needing a gluten-free pizza, Joshua’s service is ideal.
So, what did they taste like? Well, he uses Doves Farm flours to make his bases and they come out rather like a thin and crispy version of a deep-dish base – if that makes sense… Thin and crispy-edged, slightly bready in texture but very tasty – and his toppings are delicious. We had a pepperoni and a mushroomy one and even though they had no cheese, they were really fresh and flavoursome. Most enjoyable! Can’t wait for my next delivery…
Cost? £6 to £14 per pizza depending on size and toppings.
If you live in London and wish to indulge (sadly, for now non-Londoners will have to make a trip to the big smoke) you need to contact Joshua at the Bake at Home Pizza Company or call him on 020 7736 1200 / 0758 143 4031. Let’s hope the idea catches on and he soon has branches ferrying ready-to-cook pizzas from Land’s End to John O’Groats!