Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Homemade Pizza

First make the dough, I use a breadmaker but you can do it by hand.
Ingredients:
2 tsp dry yeast
1/2 tsp caster sugar
3/4 cup warm water
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbs olive oil

If mixing by hand first combine the yeast, sugar and warm water in a bowl and stand for 10mins. Then stir yeast mixture into into other ingredients, bring together then knead until smooth. Place dough in oiled bowl, cover and stand in a warm place for 1hr.

This makes a really nice crisp, thin base. I divide the dough into 4 lots. Then roll out nice and thin - make sure you sprinkle the bench and rolling pin with flour so it doesn't stick.




Next spread the tomato sauce, I use a can of chopped tomatoes with garlic and basil.







Top with your choice of toppings. This is ham, pineapple and mushroom. Finish off with a sprinkling of pizza cheese.






Now I put it in our pizza oven, a Christmas present from last year - thanks mum and dad. You could cook in normal oven or it works really well on a covered BBQ with indirect heat.















We're fancy round here - gourmet pizza and a nice glass of red. This pizza is cooked with tomato, proscuito and cheese, then topped with rocket and some sour cream after.

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