Homemade Pizza Recipe
This year we’re trying to eat much more fresh food, and less processed food. I’m going to write a post all about why so keep an eye out for that if you are interested. It is a huge challenge for me trying to make freshly prepared food with the kids running around but I’m soldiering on and I hope it will get easier. This recipe for homemade pizza is really easy though and the kids love to help. I just make sure that I make the dough while the kids are at school and leave it to rise when I’m on the school run.
Ingredients (Makes 2 pizzas)
For the dough
450g plain white flour
2 tsp salt
3 tsp fast acting yeast
1 tsp caster sugar
200-220 ml hand hot water
2 large eggs, whisked
For the sauce
2 x tinned tomatoes
handful of fresh basil
himalayan pink salt
Your choice of toppings and pizza cheese
To make the pizza sauce… add the tomatoes to a saucepan and leave on a medium to low heat until all the water has boiled away leaving a thick tomato pulp. Roughly chop the basil and blend with a hand blender until smooth. Add salt to taste.
To make the pizza dough…sieve the flour with the other ingredients into a bowl, make a well in the centre and mix in the eggs and water. Knead for 10 minutes or 5 minutes in a mixer with a dough hook. Lightly oil a large bowl and put the dough in there and cover with cling film. Leave in a warm place to rise for an hour. Knead again for 5 minutes or 2 in a mixer and split into two equal sized balls.
On a sheet of baking paper press out the balls into a pizza shape – I found it easier to shape into a rectangle. Make it as thin as you can without splitting the dough.
Brush the dough with a little olive oil, add the tomato sauce then add some cheese, toppings of your choice and a little more cheese. Cook in oven on a baking sheet for 15-20 minutes.
Honestly this is the best tasting pizza I have had in ages, and I love that it is completely fresh with no nasties or preservatives.