We will never buy pizza again! This easy and quick recipe took only minutes to put together and we had so much fun choosing what toppings to use. Simon is the dough master so I leave it up to him as he has the best technique…
We found using bread flour ( Lighthouse Plain Bread & Pizza Flour) worked the best for us and the pizza base was delicious. Making the dough took only a few minutes then it was left in a warm place for a couple of hours… Another little knead, rolled it out onto pizza trays and the construction began.
We used a home-made tomato base (see Go-To Tomato Sauce recipe), thinly sliced Bocconcini (instead of grated mozzarella), finely sliced leg ham, mushrooms, sliced black olives (me), a pinch of dried oregano, a sprinkling of chilli flakes and a small handful of grated cheese. Before I put them in the oven I topped the pizzas with a drizzle of olive oil. Result delicious!
The amounts given make 4 pizzas but we used some to make a cob loaf as well. Knead through some roasted red pepper, grated cheese and sliced black olives and shape into a round loaf. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. When it comes out of the oven, brush with melted garlic butter – sensational!
Tip: Crank up the oven to 250c fan-forced – the pizzas only take 8-10 minutes
Get yourself a pizza stone – they are amazing and crisp up the bottom of the pizza in seconds
Use baking paper to line the pizza tray which can then be slid across to the pizza stone and then slid onto your pizza paddle!
6 cups bread flour (or 00 flour)
4 teaspoons of dried yeast
3 teaspoons of sugar
3 teaspoons of salt
7 teaspoons of olive oil
600 ml of lukewarm water
Mix the warm water and yeast together then add to dry ingredients in large mixing bowl and add oil.
Mix to a soft dough.
Knead on a floured surface until soft and pliable (like scone dough)
Return to the mixing bowl and cover with a damp tea towel and leave in a warm spot for a couple of hours. The dough should double in size.
Remove from bowl and knead gently for 1 minute – it should be a bit wet
Roll the dough out to desired size and push into a pizza tray topped with favourite toppings.
Bon Appetit! 🙂