The other night my boyfriend and I decided to make pizzas from scratch! We'd already done the whole buy-the-base-and-add-your-toppings thing, so this time we wanted to do it all buy ourselves!
We used a Jamie Oliver recipe for the dough which you can find HERE (we didn't follow this recipe exactly though) and added our own toppings.
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees
You will need:
1kg strong bread flour
2 x 7g sachets of yeast
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 tsp salt
650ml lukewarm water
cheese (any kind you like!)
Firstly, clean a surface and sieve the flour and salt onto it and form a well. Then, stir the yeast, sugar and water into a glass bowl and leave for a few minutes. Thirdly, add the liquid to the middle of the well bit by bit and add the flour into the well, do this until all the flour and solution is mixed and is looking like a dough (you may also want to flour your surface if it gets too sticky). Then leave for about half an hour in a bowl with cling film covering it.
Once you've left it, sprinkle some flour onto a surface and start rolling your dough out to about 1cm thick depending on how you like it! Next comes the fun part: DECORATING YOUR PIZZA!!! I squeezed some tomato puree all over my dough and spread it out with the back of a spoon, then I added some ready-grated mozzarella, Gloucester cheese and cheddar cheese with some black olives (I love olives) and added some bacon bits and pepperoni too!
Put it into the oven for around ten minutes but keep checking it!
Here's my final result!