Thursday, October 15, 2015

Home made pizza - GZ style

Pizza made in under an hour - including dough made from scratch. Amazing how my thought process works. I had fresh basil and mozzarella to use up, so of course it makes sense to make pizza dough after work. Of flipping course.

For dough and tomato sauce:

2 cups flour, 2 and a quarter teaspoons yeast, salt, sugar,3/4 cup of warm water and some olive oil.

Mix yeast, sugar and warm water in a cup and wait around five minutes.  Put pour in a big bowl and add some salt and add in the wet mixture. Add a big glug of olive oil. Stir and once it is mixed, knead by hand. I find if the bowl is big enough you can knead in the bowl. Easy. Rest it.

While resting make tomato sauce by pan frying some diced onion and garlic until soft, add canned tomato, splash of red wine, some salt, some sugar and whatever herbs you have around. Cook until dough rises (on low) for about 40 minutes.

Back to the should have risen by now, so knock it back and knead a bit more. Get a tray and add some olive oil and push the dough out directly onto the tray. Add the sauce and whatever you want to put on top and cook for around 12 minutes in an oven you've preheated at around 250 (depending on how powerful your oven is....mine is not very).

Eat smugly.

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