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Pizza

Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 320 g strong white flour
  • 215 ml lukewarm water
  • 5 g yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbls olive oil
  • 1 tomato sauce (from my tomato sauce recipe)
  • toppings

Instructions

  • If you are using a bread maker combine the flour, water, yeast. sugar, salt and olive oil in your machine and turn to the pizza cycle. Skip ahead to step 6
  • If making by hand, sieve the flour into a large bowl and add the yeast, sugar and salt
  • Make a well in the centre and pour in the olive oil and lukewarm water
  • Bring together by hand or with a wooden spoon until you have a soft dough
  • Kneed for 5-10 minutes until smooth and springy
  • Leave to prove for 30-45 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 240 C
  • Divide the dough into individual pieces for each pizza
  • On a well floured surface, round the dough and roll it out thinly.
  • To assemble your pizza, place the dough pizza base on your baking tray and add the tomato sauce and toppings
  • If using a pizza stone, assemble the pizza on your worktop and then use your pizza paddle to transfer to the stone
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes until the crust looks baked and the cheese is melted