Homemade Pizza

Charlie is 16 years old and got involved with Student Life as a way for his opinion to be heard. This homemade pizza recipe is a simple yet tasty option when friends are around and an opportunity for you to brag about your cooking skills. With National Pizza Day on the 9th February, this skill… Read more »

by CharlieRoss 2 years ago

Charlie is 16 years old and got involved with Student Life as a way for his opinion to be heard.

This homemade pizza recipe is a simple yet tasty option when friends are around and an opportunity for you to brag about your cooking skills. With National Pizza Day on the 9th February, this skill is great to master now! This recipe is so easy to do and takes 2 hours including the hour waiting for it to rise.

Ingredients for two 12 inch bases      

Dough:                         

  •  550g of strong white flour

  •  7g of dried yeast

  •  1 teaspoon of salt

  •  1 teaspoon of caster sugar

  •  320ml of lukewarm water

  •  2 tablespoons of olive oil

  •  Pepper to season

Sauce:

  •  Tin of chopped tomatoes

  •  2 tablespoons of tomato puree

  •  1 tablespoon of olive oil

  •  Salt and pepper to season

  •  Any dried herbs

Toppings:

  •  Cheese – 2 types or more gives best results

  •  Any toppings of your choice

Method 

  1. Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl, adding the salt and pepper.

  2. Mix the yeast, water, sugar and olive oil in a jug and allow 3 minutes for the yeast to activate.

  3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and stir using a wooden spoon. Once evenly mixed use your hands to work the dough.

  4. Lightly flour a workspace and knead the dough on it for about 10 minutes, until the dough is elastic.

  5. Place the dough in a bowl and leave to rise for an hour, until doubled in size.

  6. Preheat an oven to 200 degrees Celsius and take the dough from the bowl and gently knead it for a minute. Split the dough in half. If only making 1 pizza, you can freeze the other half.

  7. For the sauce, blend the chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, herbs, salt, pepper and olive oil.

  8. Lightly flour a workspace and, with a rolling pin, roll the dough to the size of the tin.

  9. Place the dough into the tin and press in into the sides using your fingers. Brush the edges with olive oil.

  10. Smother the sauce evenly on the base and cover with the cheese then the toppings of your choice.

  11. Place the pizza in the oven for 20 minutes and then enjoy.