Best Pizza for a Saturday night!

Pizza is a family favourite in my house, especially on a Friday or Saturday night. There’s nothing better than a homemade pizza, rich with tomato sauce, onions, and peppers, topped with yummy mozzarella and a selection of salami. Extra oregano and garlic to make it shine!

Start by making the dough:

Ingredients for the dough
  • 400g bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 30ml olive oil
  • 225ml luke warm water
Method
  • Weight the dry ingredients into a bowl.
  • Add the olive oil
  • Bring the mixture together – a knife works well.
  • You can either hand kneed the dough or use a mixer with a dough hook – my preference! Either way, kneed the dough for about 10 minutes until it is soft and pliable.
  • Form the dough into a ball and rub lightly with olive oil.
  • Replace the dough in the bowl and cover with a towel.
  • Leave to prove in a warm spot for about 45 minutes – until it has risen to twice its size

Once the dough has risen, knock it back and turn onto a board. Cut into two halves and, either with your hand or a rolling pin, spread the dough over two baking sheets and leave to prove for another 20 minutes.

Bake the dough for 8 minutes 200C / 400F

Ingredients for the topping
  • Lightly fry chopped onions and pepper in olive oil and, once soft, add plenty of tomato paste, a little passata and lots of chopped garlic.
  • Spread this mixture onto the pizza bases.
  • Top with olives, and a selection of salamis and pepperoni.
  • Slice lots of mozzarella and add to the topping with a little grated Parmesan.
  • Sprinkle over dried or fresh oregano, pepper and some extra olive oil.
  • Bake at 200C / 400F for about 15 – 20 minutes – until the cheese is browning.

Serve and Enjoy!!


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