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Home Made Pizza

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!

 

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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!  🙂

 

Breakfast Pizza

Some mornings you wake up and just have to have a pizza!  This breakfast pizza is just the thing…  Bacon, eggs and fresh vine tomatoes – what could be better…  You can also add anything else you have on hand – spinach, mushrooms – anything that cooks fairly quickly will do…

Ingredients for 2:

2 pieces Pita bread (I use Gerry’s Pitties – the absolute best)

2 tablespoons tomato passata

handful of grated cheese

4 rashers of bacon

4 beaten eggs

2 fresh vine tomatoes

a splash of olive oil

salt & pepper to taste

Method:

Spread a good tablespoon of passata over the pita bread with the back of a spoon

Sprinkle with some grated cheese

Beat 2 eggs per pizza and drizzle over the cheese

Slice 2 bacon rashers in to three pieces and place on the pizza

Chop a tomato per pizza roughly and place in between the bacon

Sprinkle with some more grated cheese

Season with salt & pepper to taste and a drizzle of good olive oil

Bake in a 200c (fan forced) oven for about 10 minutes or until the egg is set and the bacon is cooked

Bon Appetit!

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