Seb and I made this on the weekend for his brother’s homecoming. Liam had been gallivanting across Europe for two months (tough life, right?) so we thought that welcoming him back with his favourite food would be a kind little gesture. What’s nice about this is that making them is half the fun. Everyone gets stuck in when it comes to putting on their own toppings, which is a nice idea for casual entertaining. If you like entertaining, that is. If you’d prefer to make these and pig out all on your own, that’s cool too.
What you’ll need
*Feeds 4 very hungry people
- 3 cups flour
- 1tsp salt
- 1 ½ cups lukewarm water
- 60 ml olive oil
- 1 x 10g sachet dried yeast
- 1 jar chunky tomato pasta sauce (or several small cans of tomato paste)
- 1 big block of mozzarella. Or more. You can never have enough cheese
- *Sundried Tomatoes
- *Turkey Rashers
- *Feta Cheese
*This is what we had, but should by no means dictate what you put on yours. The more toppings the merrier, really.
How to do it
Firstly, the dough
- In a big bowl, sift the flour and salt
- Add the yeast and mix
- Mix the oil and water together
- Dig a little well in the flour and pour in the liquid
- Mix well. The dough should be moist, but not sticky. If it’s sticky, add a bit more flour.
- Cover with a cloth and leave in a spot for 45 minutes.
- Knead well.
- Put back in the sun for another half an hour before using
Now for the fun part
- Preheat your oven to 220°C.
- Grease a couple of oven trays. You’ll need a few.
- Break off the dough into fist-sized balls and roll out on a floured surface into circles/rectangles with a rolling pin.
- If you like your pizza with a thin crust, roll it as thin as you can possibly get it before it starts tearing.
- Place the bases onto their baking trays. Trim any overhanging edges. Or leave them. Whatever.
- Top with a layer of tomato paste and spread evenly with the back of a spoon
- Top with grated mozzarella and any topping that your heart desires
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins or until the cheese is bubbling with deliciousness.