30 April 2011

Pizza Dough by Jamie Oliver

It's so tempting to just buy frozen pizza or frozen pizza bases. They're so convenient, aren't they? But nothing is better than FRESHLY made pizza dough, with fresh ingredients of your choice. 

A friend recommended that I try out Jamie Oliver's recipe for pizza dough. And having tried and tested it, I can now recommend it to all of you. It's simple and delicious! What more can you ask for?

Pizza Dough, by Jamie Oliver
(Recipe scaled to make a thin 12" base)

130ml lukewarm water
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp instant yeast
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
200g bread flour
1/2 tsp sea salt

Sprinkle sugar and yeast over water. Set aside for about 10 min till frothy.
Pour yeast mixture and oil into flour and salt.
Knead dough till smooth and springy.
Place the ball of dough in a large flour-dusted bowl. Proof for about 30 min till double in size.
Knock back dough and roll out to a 12" circle. 
Place on a greased and floured baking pan or pizza stone. 
Pile on your favourite toppings, and bake at 220*C for 15-20 min till the crust is brown and the cheese is bubbly.


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