Home made Pizza Recipe

I have never bought a frozen pizza!! Why would I when making your own is so easy....

Base:

There are a number of options here. Many stores in the west provide premade bases in the refrigerator section of the supermarket. Or you can buy pitta bread to use as a base, or a tortilla or even a slice of bread...

you can also choose to make your own using this recipe.

Ingredients

3 cups flour

half a teaspoon of salt

2 tablespoons good olive oil

2.5 teaspoons yeast

about 310 mls of water

Method:

Mix together until it is a soft and elastic dough. Leave for 2 hrs to rise ( after this the dough can be stored in the freezer or the fridge until needed.)

When you want to use it, take off a tennis ball size amount and roll as thinly as you desire. Place on tray and you are ready for the sauce.

Sauce

Sometimes I use pasta sauce as a premade sauce the Barilla "ricotta" is the BEST. But any pasta sauce you like will do. If you are using a slice of bread as your base... you must use tomato paste as the pasta sauce will make the bread too wet.

If you want to make your own:

Ingredients:

1 can of tomatoes

I clove garlic chopped finely or crushed

1 teasoon sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

fresh herbs finely chopped eg origano, basil

Method:

Heat up in a pan and cook for 15 mins, allow to cool slighly and spread on pizza bases

Toppings;

What ever you like eg mushroom, bacon, ham, salami, pepperoni, chicken (precooked), pinnapple, capsicum, tomatoes

Cheese:

Mozarella is must, but bocconcini is good also, chedar is ok if sparing or there is no other choice, some parmesan is a nice addition.

Less cheese will mean a crisper pizza as more liquid will be able to evaporate, also less cheese = less fat

Cooking time:

Depends on the base used eg raw dough 20-30 mins in a 180 degrees celcius oven. Bread pizzas can be done under the grill in 10 mins

Have a go and enjoy!!

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