Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pizza base recipe

Kids just love pizzas so we try to have Pizza Night once a week. Here's a very simple pizza base recipe and all you need is some Pasta Sauce and toppings of your choice. Personally, I prefer to make my own pasta sauce, creamy or tomato base.


450 gm flour
1 packet dry yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1tbsp sugar
1 cup warm water

Add salt, sugar and yeast into water and allow to stand for 10minutes. Sift flour into a mixing bowl and add yeast mix into a well in the centre and
work the rest of the flour in with your clean, flour-dusted hands. Knead until you have a smooth, springy dough.

Now remove the dough to a flour-dusted surface and knead it around a bit to push the air out with your hands. You can either use it immediately, or keep it, wrapped in clingfilm, in the fridge (or freezer) until required. If using straight away, divide into half as this is enough for 2 medium bases.

Place the dough on a olive oil rubbed pizza tray, and dress with your sauce and choice of toppings, and topped with mozzarella or bocconcini cheese. Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20minutes.

Always have this base handy in the freezer for a quick dinner idea on a busy working night. Cheaper, fresher and better for you than takeout pizzas!

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