Every Friday is Pizza Friday in the Little Vikings household, and if we can we try to make the dough ourselves. It's easier than you think (especially with a food mixer) and way cheaper than buying it. Top with whatever you like - it's a standard cheese and tomato combo for us. We use this dough recipe which makes two large pizzas and feeds our three kids, with some leftover for the grown-ups.
- 450g strong white bread flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1tsp caster sugar
- 2 x sachets dried yeast
- 300ml warm water
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- Toppings of your choice
1. Put all the dry ingredients into a large bowl, then add the water and work into a dough with your hands. If you have a mixer, put everything into the bowl and mix until it comes together. Add a little more flour or water if too dry/sticky.
2. If making by hand, knead the dough on a flat floured surface for a few minutes. If using a mixer, let the machine work its magic for five minutes.
3. Put the dough into a bowl, cover with a teatowel and leave in a dry place to double in size (30 minutes to an hour).
4. Pre-heat the oven to 220c and oil two baking trays.
5. Knead again for a couple of minutes, then divide into two and roll out into two pizza bases. Put them on the trays and top with whatever you like.
6. Cook for 15 - 20 minutes, depending on your oven. We take the pizzas carefully off the trays and put them directly on the shelves after about 12 minutes to firm up the bottom.
7. Slice and enjoy!
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