21 Feb 2013

Best Basics #1 PIZZA DOUGH

This Pizza Dough was inspired by Jamie Oliver, I pretty much always use his recipe and it's brilliant, all I've done is adjusted the recipe a little bit mainly because I never make that much. But still, all the credit goes to Mr. Oliver who is one of my biggest role models.

I have done some Pizza variations on here before but now I wanted share some of the basics with you, and after all dough is what makes Pizza a Pizza.

Here are some lovely ideas of what to make with your dough. Do you fancy a simple traditional Pizza Pizza or maybe a Snack Calzone?

Also you could simply make some pizza bread with some garlic or just some lovely little italian rolls. it's a really simple dough and you can make so many things with it. so give it a try.

There's this lovely story I always think of when I think about Pizza dough, it's about a group of people who had to leave their home because of the Trojan War, they were on this ship trying to find a place for them to stay but they just never found a place because all they kept looking for was a place like home.
But there was this prophecy saying that they would find a new home at the place where they would eat the table.
They came to Italy then and they were served food on flatbread because that was what they did because they could afford proper plates, but they didn't eat the bread.
Well but our group of people didn't know that and they ate the bread too. That made the locals laugh and ask "were you guys so hungry you ate the table too?"
And that's when they're prophecy was fulfilled and Pizza was invented!

My Pizza Dough
for two

250 g all purpose flour
7 g sachet of dried yeast
200 ml lukewarm water
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil

To start preparing the dough sieve the flour on your
worktop and make a well in the middle (see

below) and add the salt to the flour.
mix together the water, yeast, sugar and olive
oil and carefully pour into the well.
take a fork and carefully work the flour into the
liquid. once it's all mixed you can knead the dough.
add some more flour if needed and make a smooth
dough. put it in a bowl with flour, cover with a 

tea towel, put it somewhere warm-ish (like room
temperature I guess) and leave to rest for at least 1 hour.

then you can roll it out or do whatever you want
with it. as long as you enjoy it! :)

I will be posting a pizza sauce recipe soon aswell, so look out for that, I'll be posting about updates here:


1 comment:

megha singhal said...

Looks great. Looking forward to pizza sauce recipe. Thanks for sharing

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