Sunday, 6 May 2012

Pizza










The best way to enjoy pizza if you need a free from diet is to make your own. Once you get brave and give it a go you can get the hang of it really quickly. With a little bit of time and effort you can open up your meal possibilities to a whole new level of flavours. Try your favourite toppings or experiment with new ones, we even made a toddler version for our little one and he loved it.


Ingredients (makes 2 large pizzas)

Dough Base
10g fresh yeast (ask at bakery counter of larger supermarkets or local bakery)
125ml tepid water
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (we use sunflower but olive oil is good)
125g strong white bread flour
pinch of salt

Topping
1 tin finely chopped tomato or 1 carton of tomato passata
Cheese - mozzarella, Lactofree, soya or no cheese at all
Meat, vegetables, pineapple etc


  • Mix the fresh yeast and sugar in the tepid water and leave for 15 minutes
  • Combine the flour, salt and oil in a large bowl
  • Stir the yeast, sugar and water solution and add to the flour, salt and oil
  • Using your hands mix together until evenly combined
  • Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes
  • If the dough is sticking to your hands add a little extra flour and if its too dry and crunmbly add a little extra water
  • Cover with a clean cloth and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour
  • Once risen spread some flour over the work surface, split the dough in two and roll each into a rough round shape
  • Place on non stick oven trays
  • Spread the tomato over the base, liberally spread with Lactofree cheese, Soya cheese or leave without cheese, sprinkle with topping of your choice (I used pepperoni without dairy ingredients, ham, mushroom and courgette)
  • Bake in a moderate to hot oven (190C) for 20-25 minutes
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2 comments:

  1. The first time I cooked pizzas I didn't realise they would grow and I ended up with two monsters!!!! I love spinach and garlic on mine xxx

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  2. Wow sounds perfect to have monster pizzas that you can eat! All goo fun and tasty too :)

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