My Takeaway Pizza



I love pizza and quite frankly who doesn't like pizza, its got everything bread base, tomato-ey sauce and cheese, its like the holy trinity of yumminess. I love all kinds of pizza from thin based Italian ones to just regular Dominos takeaway pizza. My pizza above however is my version of a takeaway pizza, because to be honest Dominos et al is flipping expensive, so do it your self its easy. Today you will learn two stalwarts when making pizza, how to make a good sauce and easy pizza dough.

Ingredients:

Dough
180ml warm water (blood temperature - 30 seconds in the Microwave)
2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
2tbsp olive oil
250g strong bread flour
64g semolina
1tsp salt

Tomato sauce
1 can of chopped tomatoes
2 garlic cloves crushed
1/2teasp dried oregano
Salt and Pepper
1/2tbsp of tomato puree

Topping can be what ever you want its your pizza, however I used the following:

1 green pepper finely sliced
1 yellow pepper finely sliced
1 red onion finely sliced
2 chicken breasts finely sliced
200g of a good cheddar cheese grated ( This might sound like sacrilege but sometimes I rather cheddar on a pizza than mozzarella and the other plethora of fancy cheeses.)

Method:

  1. Proof yeast in a bowl with warm water and sugar. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. 
  2. In the bowl mix together salt, semolina and flour. Add liquid ingredients.
  3. Mix until dough forms a ball, turn out on to kitchen surface and knead for 5 minutes, shape into a smooth ball. Transfer to a lightly greased bowl. Cover with damp cloth and allow to rise in a warm location until doubled in size about 1hr.
  4. To make your tomato sauce, bring your tomato ingredients to a boil and reduce to simmer for 10 mins. Season with salt and pepper. With a hand blender blend the sauce or blend in a food processor.
  5. Preheat oven to 260c/240c(fan)/500f /gas mark 10. Shape dough into desired shape on a lightly greased baking sheet. Add desired toppings and bake for 12-15 minutes. Slice and serve warm.

Seriously could it be any easier!


Thanks for reading as always, if you like this please comment or if you have any questions leave me a comment below.

Will

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