Basic Pizza


For the dough

  • 225g white flour (plus extra for dusting)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp easy-blend yeast
  • 150ml warm water
  • 1 tbsp light olive oil

For the topping

  • tomato sauce
  • 100g soft mozzarella cheese (ball type)
  • 2 medium tomatoes (thinly), sliced
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan (or mature cheddar cheese), grated
  • any other things you may want to add like pineapple, ham, olives, etc


For the dough

  1. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl and stir in the yeast
  2. Make a well in the centre and pour in half the water and the oil
    Mix and add more of the water as necessary, until you have a soft dough
  3. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes until the dough looks and feels smooth and elastic
  4. Cover and leave for an hour by which time it should have doubled in size
  5. Meanwhile, make the tomato sauce and set aside to cool
  6. Preheat oven 220’C
  7. When the dough is ready, roll it out to around to the desired shape, the traditional circule or you could make it square or even make small pizzas.
  8. Spread the tomato sauce over it, leaving 2cm round the edges

For the topping

  1. Arrange the sliced mozzarella on top followed by the tomato slices and grated parmesan
  2. Add any other toppings you like, followed by a last sprinkling of grated cheese
  3. Cook in a preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the topping is bubbling and golden and the edges of the base are nicely brown

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