Wednesday, 20 January 2016

What are you going to be upto at the weekend?



I'm making pizza... it's so easy. Why not give it a go and make yourself a truly scummy and tailored pizza just how you like it

Ingredients

For the dough
  • 650g/1lb 5oz Italian 00 flour (strong white flour)
  • 7g sachet of easy-blend yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 25ml/1fl oz olive oil
  • 50ml/2fl oz warm milk
  • 325ml/11fl oz warm water

    Preparation method

    1. Make the dough: mix the flour, yeast and salt together in a large mixing bowl and stir in the olive oil and milk. Gradually add the water, mixing well to form a soft dough.
    2. Turn the dough out on to a floured work surface and knead for about five minutes, until smooth and elastic. Transfer to a clean bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to rise for about 1½ hours, until doubled in size.
    3. When the dough has risen, knock it back, then knead again until smooth, roll into a ball and set aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour until risen again.
    4. Preheat the oven to its highest setting.
    5. Divide the dough into six balls and roll each out onto a lightly floured work surface until 20cm/8in in diameter.
    6. Spread a little passata (or homemade tomato sauce) over each pizza base and top with your favourite toppings. 
    7. Bake the pizzas in the oven until the bases are crisp and golden-brown around the edges and any cheese on the topping has melted.


      You can freeze the dough as well

      You can freeze the dough after step 3. Divide into 6 balls and wrap each one in cling film. Defrost overnight in the fridge before proceeding with the recipe.

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