Saturday, 9 July 2011

Pizza from scratch

The first meal we made on the FEAST bus was PIZZA!! totally from scratch!!! Though we havent been given the recipe folder yet I did find a similar recipe for the base so we could make it at home.
This one

500g flour
7g sachets yeast
1/2 tsp golden sugar
2tbsp oil
325ml lukewarm water
Homemade tomato sauce (HERE)
cheese & anything else you want on top.

Sift the flour into a mixing bowl & make a well.
Mix the yeast, sugar, oil into the water. Leave a few minutes before before pouring it into the well in the flour. Slowly draw in the flour while stirring until you have a lovely dough.
Knead for a while before putting into a large floured bowl, put a bit of flour on top. cover with a damp cloth & leave in a warm place to rise for about an hour.

Remove the dough & knead it again. This amount should make 2 large pizzas - if theres too much you can store it in the fridge or freezer.

Cover a baking tray with baking paper. Add the dough on top & either stretch, push or use a rolling pin to get the pizza base into the height, size and shape you want .... remembering it will rise to double its height when cooked.

I use a ladle to scoop a spoonful of tomato sauce & spread it out with the bottom of the spoon.
This photo shows how much is too much to use, lol, it leaves the pizza a bit soggy. The next time I made it I put a thin layer which worked a lot better,
Add your toppings - I got Kai to do this for me :-)
Bake at 160C until it goes golden.


1 comment:

  1. I have just one question.... when can you come and cook for me???



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