Homemade pizza is great – it’s easy, not too expensive, you can use bits and pieces from the pantry/fridge, and it feels so darn fresh and delicious!
1) Preheat oven to 180°
2) In a bowl mix together 200g flour, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of salt.
3) Slowly add water as you mix, until it all joins together into a dough, but it’s not wet or too sticky. If it does become too wet add more flour.
You’ll have to use your hands near the end to make sure it feels right. When it does, roll/pound it into a ball
4) Put the ball down onto a floured surface. Roll into a flat layer, not too thick (I think anything under a cm is great).
It doesn’t need to be perfectly round, but it should be as even in thickness as possible.
If you don’t have a rolling pin any cylindrical thing’ll work, like a milkbottle – I used a glass 😀
5) Pop the base on an oven tray before you start to do the toppings, otherwise it’ll be harder to move! (I sprayed mine with olive oil first, but I’m not sure it was necessary. Might use a sprinkle of flour next time.
6) Spread tomato paste evenly over the whole base. I try and go right to the very edges ^^
7) Sprinkle over your toppings! I used grated cheese (edam), sliced mushroom, green capsicum, pineapple pieces and ham with bbq sauce over all.
Other topping ideas: onion, coloured capsicum, dried tomato, salami, olives, zuchini, fish, chicken, fresh herbs, different sauces
8 ) Pop in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Take out when cooked, cut with pizza cutter and serve! Mmm, watch the melted cheese, it’s hot! ^ ~
Although my pizza turned out pretty awesome, I think I might try a different recipe for the base in future. I was trying to use a recipe without yeast but I’m not sure if this was the best, it was a bit soft. Could’ve been the oil I sprayed the tray with, I guess.