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Perfect Pizza

Easy homemade pizza - the perfect pizza recipe

Course Lunch, Supper
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 270 kcal
Author Fiona Maclean

Ingredients

Dough

  • 250 g 00 Flour Or use all strong white flour
  • 250 g Strong White Flour
  • 7 g Allisons Easy Bake Yeast This yeast means that only one short rise is necessary
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 320 ml luke warm water

Sauce

  • 400 g Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Sundried Tomato Paste
  • 1 Medium Onion Finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic Finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 50 ml Red Wine
  • 1/2 Mozzarella Ball Sliced
  • 2-3 Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 thin slice Ham cut into small pieces
  • 5-6 Olives stoned and halved
  • 3-4 Anchovies
  • 1 teaspoon Capers Chopped
  • 1 piece Chorizo Chopped

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to its highest setting, with the pizza steel in place on the middle shelf
  2. Sift together the flour and salt
  3. Stir through the yeast and sugar
  4. Gradually add the warm water, mixing with a fork or your fingers till you have a large dough ball and the sides of the bowl come clean
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead for 10 minutes.
  6. Cover and put to rise in a warm place for at least 30 minutes

Sauce

  1. Meanwhile make the sauce. Start by softening the onion and garlic in a little olive oil
  2. Add in the chopped tomato and sun-dried tomato paste. Stir through the red wine

  3. Reduce down by a half then taste and season with salt and pepper. If you like you can add dried herbs (oregano) or chilli flakes at this stage
  4. Leave on one side to cool a bit
  5. Divide the dough into 8 pieces and roll into balls on the floured worktop. Freeze any that you do not want to use immediately in individual freezer bags
  6. Cut a pizza sized (10 inches) square of silicon paper and dust with flour

  7. Take one ball of dough and press it down in the centre of the square. Keep working it into a flat roundish base, using your fingers to flatten it as much as possible.
  8. If you like a very thin pizza base, use a rolling pin as necessary to flatten the base a little more
  9. Push the slide under the pizza and silicon paper and then add the toppings, starting with enough tomato sauce to lightly cover the base.

  10. Add the meats, anchovies, mushrooms and capers, then cover with the slices of mozzarella
  11. Use the slide to transfer the pizza on the silicon paper directly on top of the pizza steel
  12. Cook for 8-10 minutes

Recipe Notes

1/8th of the pizza dough will make a pizza for one hungry adult or 2 kids. Any left over tomato sauce can be frozen or stored in the fridge for a few days.