Recipe: Homemade Pizza

HOMEMADE PIZZA

We have a lot of pizza recipes but this one is our original, bog standard, go-to recipe when we want to quickly cook our takeaway favourite. Trust us when we say there's not much better than a homemade pizza! We'll show you how to make a base from scratch and leave it to you to choose the toppings. Remember cheese. Lots of cheese.

Ingredients

Bread

  • 170 ml warm water
  • 1/2 tsp dried yeast
  • 300 g strong white flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

Tomato Sauce

  • 1 onion
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1 glass white wine
  • 500 ml tomato passata
  • 1 handful fresh basil

  • 1 portion grated cheese of choice
  • 1 portion topping of choice
Make the Dough

Step 1

Make The Dough

Mix the yeast with a little of the water to form a smooth paste. Sieve the flour into a bowl and add the salt and oil. Pour and mix in the yeast, then the water a little at a time until you have a soft dough.

Knead the Dough

Step 2

Knead The Dough

Knead for 5 minutes then cover and leave in a warm place for 45 minutes or so.

Make the Tomato Sauce

Step 3

Make The Tomato Sauce

Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Fry it in a pan with a splash of olive oil for 5 minutes until soft and sweet. Splash in the wine and reduce by at half then add the tomato passata, basil and seasoning. Simmer for 20-30 minutes until the sauce has a spreadable consistency then allow to cool.

Preheat the Grill

Step 4

Preheat The Grill

Preheat the oven as high as it will go.

Roll the Dough

Step 5

Roll The Dough

Take half of the dough mix and roll out to the thickness of a pound coin. Spread over the tomato sauce, right to the edges and scatter with cheese.

Top, Bake & Serve

Step 6

Top, Bake & Serve

Arrange the topping of choice over the cheese and cook on a baking tray for about 10 minutes. The edges should be crispy and the cheesy topping melted and golden. Serves 3-4

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