Friday, 5 October 2012

Homemade Pizza

Pizza is the first option most of us will think of when ever we are looking for a kids friendly meal. Home-made pizzas offer the flexibility of topping it up with whatever takes our fancies along with being healthier. More over it is very easy to put together and requires very little effort. It is so easy that children can help make it as well. Anjalie loves to help with making home-made pizza and enjoys it so much that she often asks for it. It is again very easy and you can choose whatever toppings you like. It can be part of a dinner (with salad) or a quick snack or even party food!

You will need:
2 cups of plain flour
1 tsp salt 
1/2 tbsp sugar 
2 tsp yeast 
2 tbsp olive oil
warm water to mix all up
Pizza sauce (sold as passata sauce in the groceries) according to tase
200 gms grated mozzerella and/or cheddar
toppings of your choice

Again you can add/reduce the amount of cheese according to taste.

In a mixing bowl mix flour, salt, sugar, yeast.

Add olive oil and make a soft dough with warm water. Knead the dough for 10 mins by hand until it gets smooth and stretchy. Leave to raise for 1-1 and 1/2 hour. 

Dust the work surface with flour and roll out a small pizza. 

Now you can either stretch the pizza by hand or just simply roll out a large pizza, 1/2 an inch thick, using a rolling pin. 

Place the dough on a pizza stone/baking sheet. Add passata sauce according to taste. Add 1/2 the cheese, followed by your choice of toppings and then the rest of the cheese. 

Bake in a preheated oven at 190 degrees Celsius (fan assisted) for 20 mins.

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