28 May 2013 / 4 Comments

Pizza

 Pizza time!
 

RECIPE for one pizza or 3 smaller ones

INGREDIENTS:

PIZZA DOUGH BASE

180 g white pizza flour (00 strong white flour) + 30 g when kneading
125 ml lukewarm water
10 g fresh yeast(room temperature) or 5g instant
sugar, one pinch
1 tbsp olive oil
salt, one pinch
oregano(dry), one pinch, optional
basil(dry), one pinch, optional

1.Crumble fresh/dry yeast with pinch of sugar, lukewarm water and a 5 tbsps flour.Stir and leave to foam for 10-15 minutes

2.Mix the flour and salt in a bowl, add olive oil, oregano and basil.Add yeast mixture and mix with a wooden spoon, when the mixture comes together start kneading it using your hands.Add some more flour if the dough is too sticky.Knead for around 5-10 minutes until the dough is very soft.(trust me you will feel the difference). Cover the bowl with a cotton tea towel and leave to rise somewhere warm, but NOT hot, until dough has doubled in size – it takes around 1 – 1 and a half hour.(remember yeast dough doesn’t like draughts!)

3.Preheat the oven 190 C/170 C fan /Gas 5

4.When the dough doubled in size, put it on a lightly floured surface and knead for another 2-3 minutes,roll it out into a large circle or 3 smaller oval shaped bases and place on a baking tray, previously sprinkled with flour.

5.Spread with the sauce, top it up with your favourite ingredients. I love it with parma ham, red onion, mushrooms, buffolo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes.

6.Bake for around 20 to 30 minutes.

FRESH TOMATO SAUCE:

2-3 large tomatoes, sweet variety
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Boil water in the kettle. In the meantime cut a cross on the bottom of each tomatoes and place them in a big bowl. Cover with boiling water and leave for around 1 minute, after that time, the skin should start peeling off in the cross area. If not, you can leave it for extra minute – it will depend of how ripe the tomatoes are. Drain the water and remove the skin, then chop the tomatoes and place in an iron pan. Cook for around 15-20 minutes, stirring from time to time, until it transforms into a thick sauce. Season to taste and leave to cool. It’s delicious!

4 Comments

  1. Hi Sarah,I’m sorry it’s two days after….for some unknown reasons I don’t receive email with the info about new comments…..grrrrr ;/
    I’ve just corrected the recipe – it’s 6 tbsp of cream to 1 1/2 tbsp of mayo, but you can adjust it to your own taste, add more or less mayo 🙂 Remember the ingredients for the sauce are only for half of the base if you wish to use it for a whole pizza double it up 🙂 Best wishes x

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