I really fancied a pizza on Tuesday, but didn’t want to go to the shops for just that, so I decided to make a dough myself. It was such a hot day that I didn’t think it would take long to make the dough rise, I was right, it was ready when I came back from my run.
As we all know in the UK flour was highly in demand and I tend to buy it as soon as I see it, so I had some wholemeal flour I had never used before and I thought why not give it a try now Flo?
So I did!
100g plain flour
100g bread flour
100g wholemeal flour
1 tbsp. olive oil
195ml warm, not hot, water
¾ tsp fast action dried yeast
MAKES ONE HUMUNGOUS PIZZA (I don’t believe in portion control) or 2 smaller pizzas
Mix all the flours and yeast together
In a jug mix the water and oil
Add the water/oil mix to the flours/yeast and bring together
Knead on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes
Add a tiny amount of olive oil to a mixing bowl, and mix it around the sides
Add the dough to the oil bowl, cover with a tea towel and wait for it to rise in a warm place
GOING FOR A RUN AT THIS POINT IS OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED
After about an hour check to see if the dough has doubled in size, wait until it has
If it has then bring it back to your floured surface, knock back, and then roll into shape
I’ll admit I had what would very accurately be described as a large pizza so you could make a larger amount of small pizzas
Either way shape out and then decorate to your hearts content
Place on a baking tray in the oven and cook until it is how you like it
I tend to put it on about 200 degrees