Traditional Pizza Base

Pizza is a worldwide food which originated in southern Italy. My favourite topping is mushroom and chorizo, but be limited only by your imagination. Try one of these combinations: Mozzerella, anchovies, capers and garlic, Ham, mushroom and olive or prawn, tuna, capers and garlic.

Category:  Main Course  - 
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Ingredients

For 2 people

Recipe

  • 200 g strong white flour (bread flour)
  • salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 pkt fast action yeast
  • 125 ml milk
  • 1 tbs oil

Traditional Pizza Base Directions

  1. 1. Combine the flour, salt, sugar and yeast together.
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  3. 2. Heat together the milk and oil. You are aiming for blood temperature, so if you dip your finger into the liquid it should neither feel hot nor cold.
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  5. Make a well in the centre of the flour and gradually pour in the milk, mixing. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Leave covered in a warm place for about an hour until the dough has doubled in size.
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  7. 3. Remove, lightly knead then thinly roll out to size.
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  9. 4. Add the topping of your choice and bake.
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  11. Bake at 220 degrees C in a pre-heated oven

  12. Do make sure you do not use toppings such as tomato slices which are too juicy and would make the pizza base soggy.
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