My easy homemade pizza recipe is always a hit when I am entertaining guests or when we are having a night in with a film. It is a lot less greasy than a takeaway pizza and a lot cheaper.
Pizza dough (bread base)
175g of plain flour
1tbs of olive oil
1 tsp of dry yeast
6tbs of tepid water
1 tsp of salt
1/2tsp of sugar
Pesto sauce basil based
4 slices of Ham or Bacon chopped
2 Large tomatoes sliced
400g of Mozzarella cut into slices
Grated Parmesan to sprinkle over the pizza
Olive oil to drizzle
1tsp of Salt
Place tepid water in a bowl sprinkle in the dried yeast and whisk until dissolved.
Place the mixture In a warm place until frothy on the surface about 10-15 mins.
Stir in the olive oil.
Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl make a well in the middle and gradually add the water and yeast mixture.
Mix together with floured hands or a wooden spoon to form a dough.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
Place the dough in a greased plastic bag and leave in a warm place for about an hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
Turn out onto a floured surface (knock back) by punching the dough ( I like this bit), this releases air bubbles knead for 4 to 5 mins and then the dough is ready to use .
Heat the oven 210 fan 220 gas Mark 7
Roll out dough and work into pizza shape using your hands to pull and stretch , place on a greased baking tin drizzle some olive oil on the base add the pesto place the Mozzarella and other other ingredients on the pizza finish with the Parmesan cheese.
Place in the oven for 10 to 15 mins.
And there you have it…. my easy homemade pizza recipe!!