375g plain flour
7g dried yeast
1 tsp salt
1Tbs caster sugar (or whatever you've got)
2 Tbs olive oil
8 floz warm water
Throw the ingredients into a bowl - I use my beloved thrifted Mason Cash mixing bowl which I picked up for £1.50 (I think ones this size cost around £20 new, so I was well chuffed!) - and mix together to form a dough.
Knead for around 5 minutes, or until your dough becomes nicely smooth and elastic, and doesn't stick to your work surface. You shouldn't have to add any more flour other than the initial dusting, and you'll see a noticeable change in the dough texture, which is hopefully visible in the photo below.
I had a friend over today so there were three of us needing tea today, and as everyone likes different things on their pizza, I ended up making 3 separate ones from one batch of dough, although this amount of dough can easily feed several adults.
|Plain cheese and tomato|
|Mushroom, tuna and king prawns|
|Red pepper and salami/pepperoni meat feast|
My pizzas are never the perfect circles of commercially produced ones; they're always a bit wobbly round the edges. Nobody minds though as they taste extremely good, and the beauty is that you get to add (or not) whatever you want to it.
Until next time. x