Pizza!

Pizza’s good – in fact it is my favourite! I was given this recipe in Food Tech at school and I have to admit, other than a slight size issue, it was delicious and I would happily make it again. There’s no aggravation involved and it only takes around 45 minutes from start to finish.

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Ingredients

200g bread flour
1 sachet of easy blend yeast
Pinch salt
Teaspoon of sugar
1 tblsp oil PIZZA DISH OR LARGE BAKING TRAY
150 ml of warm water Tea towel
2 tblsp tomato puree
½ ball of mozzarella cheese
40g grated Cheddar cheese
Mixed herbs
50g extra bread flour for rolling out

Choose up to three of the following toppings

1 slice ham
6 pineapple chunks
6 slices pepperoni
½ green peppers
1 mushroom
1 tomato
1 chilli pepper
3-4 anchovy fillets
6-8 green or black olives
½ a small tin tuna
1 cooked sausage

(Or anything else that you particularly fancy at that moment!)

 

1. Turn on oven 200°C Gas mark 6. Get out all the equipment you need:- mixing bowl, measuring

jug. wooden spoon, rolling pin, flour dredger, sharp knife. chopping board, grater

and teaspoon

2. Mix flour with oil, salt, sugar and yeast.

3. Beat in the warm water. Should form a soft but not sticky dough.

4. Knead for 10 minutes until soft and stretchy.

5. Roll out dough to a large circle. If you like a thick base then only roll it for a bit but if you like a thin crust (like me!) then roll for longer till about ½ cm thick or even thinner if possible. Place on a floured baking sheet.

6. Chop all vegetables or meat quite thinly.

7. Spread with tomato puree. Leave a lip around the edge of the dough.

8. Arrange the vegetable or meat toppings over your pizza. Sprinkle with the grated cheese. Place the pepperoni in a symmetrical pattern on top of the cheese. Sprinkle with mixed herbs.

9. Bake in oven for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown and the cheese is melted.

 

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