Having 2 boy’s and a hungry husband, after a hard day of crafting, there’s nothing like rewarding their patience with a good, homemade, pizza….
These are just a sample of what we create…..
My Basic Pizza Dough Recipe:
1 teaspoon of Dried Yeast (I use Doves Farm)
1 lb 3 oz Plain Flour (I use any brand for this – it does not need to be strong flour)
1 teaspoon Salt (I use Low Salt)
1 teaspoon Sugar (I use an alternative, either Canderel or Splenda)
2 tablespoons of Olive Oil or Flora Cuisine (both work equally well)
9½ fluid ounces of warm water (measure carefully – any more and the dough will be too moist)
I use a breadmaker to make my dough, putting all ingredients into the pan in the order shown above (my machine is a Panasonic). On my machine there is a Pizza dough setting which takes 45 minutes, but even if you have another brand machine, you will be fine as long as you use a dough mixing programme. I have previously used this recipe with other brand breadmakers too with the same result.
Our Favourite Toppings.
We begin by using a nice tomato puree and spread a layer across the entire pizza base
Add a cheese of your choice – don’t stick to the conventional, experiment, it makes it more fun especially for the younger ones
With each of us liking different things, our toppings can vary and you can include:
Shredded Tuna or other fish (Tinned works good)
Sliced Mushrooms (fresh or tinned)
Fresh Sliced Tomatoes/Onions/Chillies
Minced Beef or Bolognaise Mix
Dried herbs/spices to suit your liking
How we cook these.