Step-By-Step, Great Pizza Dough.
12 January 2012 in Italian Food
Over the years I’ve tried various recipes for pizza dough, some have been moderately successful and others downright disgusting, so I confess that I felt no guilt about lobbing various toppings onto Woolies bases. Then at Christmas my daughter-in-law was raving about the wonderful thin based pizza’s she’s been making and so I thought I’d give it a go. I’ve no idea where she got the recipe, but it’s not difficult to make and I was very happy with the results.
15ml dry yeast (1 sachet)
5 ml sugar
250ml lukewarm water
375g flour ( I used bread flour)
Place the yeast, sugar and water in a bowl and stir, put in a warm place for about 5 minutes until it rises like this….
Split the dough into 6 equal sized balls.
I make my tomato base using a tin of Italian tomatoes in thick sauce, which I chop up. Fry half an onion add the tomatoes, a little sugar, fresh basil and seasoning. (Italian dried herbs also work well) and simmer for 5/10 minutes.
I made two pizza’s one with pancetta, mushrooms, green pepper, cheddar and blue cheese ( I was all out of mozzarella) The second one was salami, banana, cheddar and parmesan cheese.