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
- 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.