Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Pizza


This is a recipe for a simple cheese and tomato pizza. Feel free to add other toppings with the cheese. For a more interesting pizza substitute 100g of the strong plain flour for strong brown flour or add some herbs, such as 1 teaspoon of oregano, to the dough.

Ingredients:



  • 1 tube of tomato puree

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 3 cloves chopped garlic or garlic puree

  • 1 teaspoon basil

  • 290ml water

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar

  • 500g strong plain flour

  • 2 teaspoons (one packet) quick bake/fast action yeast

  • 100g grated mozzarella

  • 250g grated cheddar

  • olive oil


Method:



  1. Mix the tomato puree, oregano, garlic and basil in a small bowl

  2. Make the dough by mixing the water, salt, olive oil, sugar, flour and yeast together. If you have a bread maker, use it's dough setting and skip to step 6.

  3. Place the dough in a warm place for 30 minutes

  4. Kneed the dough for a few minutes

  5. Place the dough in a warm place for another 30 minutes

  6. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees

  7. Roll the dough out with plenty of flour to keep it from sticking

  8. Grease up a large baking tray, or two smaller baking trays with olive oil

  9. Place the dough on the baking tray(s)

  10. Spread the tomato puree mixture out over the top of the dough

  11. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over all of the tomato puree on the dough

  12. Cook on the top shelf of the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown

  13. If you're using two baking trays then swap the two trays over in the oven about 10 minutes into cooking



Serves 4

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