Pizza perfection

This recipe will make around three 300g pizza bases. 

Ingredients

  • 500g flour
  • 310ml water
  • 6g yeast
  • 50ml oil
  • 1 tbs salt
  • ½ tbs sugar

Method

  1. Put the yeast in a separate container with 100ml tempered water and the sugar to get it going.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, oil and remainder of tempered water. Then add the sugar, water and yeast you mixed when you started.
  3. Now you'll have a ball of dough ready to knead.
  4. Flour the bench and your hands and work the dough until you can stretch a piece of it to make a 20 cent piece disc that you can almost see through.
  5. Rest the dough for an hour.
  6. It should have doubled in size and is ready for another quick 5 minute knead before resting for another half hour.
  7. Cut into three even pieces (approx. 300g) and roll into balls before rolling out.
  8. Use a fork to pierce the base before cooking so big bubbles don't form.
  9. It's ideal if you pre-cook the base on a stone in a hot oven for 2 minutes and let cool, as it makes it easier for the kids to move around when adding the toppings.
  10. Toppings are up to you - sweet or savoury. Try to keep it simple though, three or four key ingredients should do the trick.
  11. Cook in a hot oven (240 Celsius) until golden.