I found a superhealthy pizza recipe on the BBC Good Food website which I have adapted into a not-quite-so-healthy pizza recipe!
100g strong white bread flour
100g strong wholemeal bread flour
7g sachet or fast action yeast
125ml warm water (1/3 boiling and 2/3 cold should give you the right temperature)
1tbsp olive oil
- Add the sachet of yeast to both flours and mix together.
- Add the olive oil to the warm water.
- Pour the water/oil mix into the dry ingredients and mix with a clean hand. I find that holding your hand like a claw helps combine the ingredients together quickly.
- Once the dough has come together, knead it for a minute then roll it out on a flour surface into a rough circle. It should be about 2-3mm thick, depending on how thin/thick you like your pizza base!
- Place the base on a pizza tray, or baking sheet if you don't have one.
- Smooth over some tomato pizza sauce. This can be anything you fancy, from tomato purée to ragu or salsa if you like!
- Add toppings. My husband likes salami, chorizo or saucisson and chillis. I like ham and a bit of salami. I also tried some of my onion jam on a corner to see what it was like (very nice!). Then we added some grated cheddar and slices of mozzarella.
- Bake in a preheated oven (220C Fan/240C/460F/Gas9) for 10-12 minutes.
Cheats garlic bread
- Crush a garlic clove into about a tablespoon of butter.
- Add a generous pinch of Italian herb mix.
- Take a part-bake baguette and cut in half lengthways.
- Spread your garlicky herby butter mix on both cut sides.
- Place both buttery cut sides together and loosely wrap in foil then place on a baking sheet (the foil helps the butter melt into the bread and stops the bread from burning).
- Bake at according to instructions on the part-bake packet.
Try with some caramelised onion jam!