To celebrate the end of the working week and the start of the weekend, why not invite some friends around for a pizza party tonight! An easy peasy storecupboard recipe which is perfect to make whilst catching up with friends. It’s delicious washed down with a couple of glasses of wine too.
This recipe makes 2 good size pizzas, just double the ingredients for a couple more. Note* You can freeze any uncooked pizzas.
For the base you will need;
300g strong bread flour
1tsp of instant dried yeast
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp olive oil
For the tomato sauce you will need;
handful of fresh basil or 1tsp dried
1 garlic clove, crushed.
Preheat your oven to 240C/fan 220C /gas 8.
Firstly, make the base by adding the flour, salt and yeast to a large bowl. Make a well in the middle of the ingredients and pour 400ml of warm water into the centre along with the olive oil. Gently mix these ingredients together until they start to form a dough. Now tip it out on to a lightly floured surface and with your hands start to knead the dough for 5 mins. If it is too wet just add a little bit of flour. Once smooth you can leave it to one side in a bowl covered with a tea towel while you sort out your toppings.
Once your toppings are prepared (veg sliced, etc) make the tomato sauce by pouring the passata into a bowl. Add your crushed garlic and basil, now mix. Done.
Have a look at your dough , if it has risen just give it another quick knead to remove the air. Put it on a lightly floured surface, split into two and roll out as thinly as you can. (The dough will rise in the oven.) Once you have your pizza shape, transfer to a sheet of greaseproof paper. Now for the fun bit!