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Homemade Pizza

by Lisa K. on Fri, September 08, 2017

Fast food pizza doesn’t cut it for me anymore. The guilt that comes after is just not worth it. Learn how to make a good pizza base from scratch and you will be making your very own artisan pizzas at home. This one gives you a thin crust pizza.

No more greasy take-aways!

Serves 4 people

The dough can be made a day before and kept in the fridge up to 24 hours.

Resist the urge to overload with cheese and toppings. The base will take longer to cook and it will become soggy.

Foodster's Verdict

Homemade Pizza

Difficulty

  • Preparation
    2hour 10minutes
  • Total
    2hour 20minutes
INGREDIENTS
    Pizza Base
    500g flour, sifted
    1 tsp. salt
    1 packet yeast (11g)
    350ml warm water
    Pinch of sugar
    Extra flour for dusting

    Toppings (Personal Preference)
    Pizza sauce
    Mozzarella cheese, grated
    Cheddar cheese, grated
    Parmesan cheese, grated
    Fresh rocket leaves
    Fresh basil leaves
    Pepperoni slices
    Turkey ham slices
METHOD

1. Set the oven mode to top grill and turn the temperature to maximum heat. Slide in the oven tray on the second level and leave it to heat up.

2. Mix the yeast, warm water and sugar in a bowl and give it a stir. Leave it for a couple of minutes to bubble up. Sift the flour into a bowl and add in the
salt.

3. Pour in the yeast water and use a fork to mix it around until it is difficult to stir.

4. Tip the contents onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead the dough. Collect the small bits of dough as you go. Knead for about 8 – 10 minutes until the dough is smooth.

5. Divide the dough into 4 balls and place it on a lightly flour dusted roasting tray and cover with a damp cloth. Let the dough proof for 2 hours.

6. After 2 hours, it will double in size. Dust your work surface again and use your hands or rolling pin to roll out the dough into a 3mm pizza base. Transfer it onto a pizza pan.

7. Time to add the toppings. Spread the pizza sauce on first as a base. Followed by the grated cheese and cold cuts of your choice. Experiment and try out different flavours and toppings.



8. Bake the pizza for 5 – 8 minutes until the crust and toppings are deep golden brown.

9. Carefully remove from the oven and let it cool for a couple of minutes before slicing it up. Garnish with fresh herbs if you like and devour your fresh home-made pizza!



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