Saturday, February 18, 2017

Really, really easy pizza

Our garden is bursting with fresh tomatoes and basil at the moment so tonight's dinner is a home made pizza. This recipe is really quick and easy, and doesn't require any faffing around with yeast, cake mixers or the like.

2.5 cups plain or wholemeal flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
about 1 cup warm water

Combine the flour and baking powder, make a well in the centre and pour the oil in. Mix together, and gradually add water until you have a dough. Roll or pat the dough until it is about 1 cm thick, then brush with oil, add toppings of your choice, and bake at around 220 degrees C for about half an hour. (Makes enough for two hungry people or four not-so-hungry people.)

Usually I just put tomato paste, fresh basil, fresh tomatoes, and mozzarella on top. Maybe a few anchovies too. But be creative – add whatever you like! You can also mix herbs such as thyme or rosemary, or chopped sun dried tomatoes, into the base to liven things up.

Splashed out tonight and used slabs of blue cheese
instead of mozzarella. This is what the pizza looked like BEFORE
it went into the oven. It was much more melty afterwards ...

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