Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pizza Base

Makes 2 pizzas

3 cups of cake flour
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon fast action dried yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and knead until you have a smooth dough (add a little more flour if the dough is too sticky) cover the bowl with cling film and allow to prove for around 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into 2 pieces, or 4 pieces if you want smaller pizzas, and pat out into rounds. Place on greased baking sheets.

To start off all pizzas:
• Tomato puree or tomato ketchup
• Dried mixed herbs, oregano or fresh chopped basil
Spread tomato puree or tomato ketchup over the pizza bases, sprinkle with the herbs.
Top with grated cheese and get your children to decorate with whatever toppings you have in the fridge.
Bake in a preheated 200 C for 15 to 20 minutes if using a scone or dough base, until golden brown.

Topping ideas:
• grated cheese (cheddar, mozzarella)
• olives
• chopped onion
• chopped peppers
• chopped tomatoes
• broccoli florets
• sliced courgettes
• sliced mushrooms
• tinned sweetcorn
• roasted vegetables
• chopped pineapple
• tuna
• cooked chicken
• pepperoni, salami

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