Week of blogs #5 …. Homemade Pizza

As its GBBO bread week I felt it was only keeping to blog about my homemade pizza recipe. I love making pizza from scratch and it tastes so much better than shop or takeaway ones as you can flavour it how you wish. I kept it simple with cheese and tomato. Sometimes simple is best…..

 

Recipe (makes one large pizza)

Base

300g strong bread flour

7g sachet of dried yeast

1 ½ tsp salt

3 tbsp. olive oil

175ml warm water

Tomato Sauce

½ diced red onion

2-3 cloves crushed garlic

avocado oil for frying

sprinkle of mixed herbs

250ml passata

Toppings

200g fresh mozzarella (you can add more or less!)

2 large fresh tomatoes, sliced

basil leaves to decorate

 

Method

  • Mix the flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Try to put the yeast and salt on opposite sides to start with, so the salt does not kill the yeast.
  • Make a well in the centre of the mix and add the oil and water. Gradually work this in with your hand until a ball is formed.
  • Once in a ball, knead for 8 minutes by hand on a floured surface. Roll out and place on a pizza tray. Cover with oiled cling film and place in the fridge until ready.
  • Prepare the sauce by frying the garlic and diced onion in a small pan. Add the passata and simmer for a few minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add the mixed herbs. Spread all over the pizza, leaving a rim for the crust.
  • Add the sliced tomatoes and finally all the cheese.
  • Bake 15-20 mins 200 degrees Celsius in a preheated oven.

 

You can’t beat a cheese and tomato pizza!

 

P.S. I hope you are enjoying my daily blogs this week! I am enjoying making them!
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