The secret to a good pizza is to make the base thin, and don't put too much topping on, otherwise you'll be eating it with a knife, fork AND spoon!
A good guideline is 1/3 pizza sauce, 1/3 cheese, and 1/3 other toppings.
I use the same dough as for my home-made basic white bread recipe, using a third of the quantity.
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes + 1 hour rising
|Dough for pizza base - see my Basic Bread recipe||1 cup grated cheese|
|1/2 cup tomato puree||Cooking oil|
|A little water|
|2 teasp oregano|
Make a third of the quantity of dough used for my Basic Bread recipe - let it rise for 3/4 hour. Pour a tablespoon of cooking oil into a non-stick roasting pan, and using greased hands, spread the dough out to cover the base of the pan.
Make a tomato sauce by mixing the tomato puree, water, oregano and 1 teasp cooking oil. Spread this over the pizza base, then sprinkle the grated cheese over.
Now it's up to your imagination what toppings you use. A personal favourite of mine is slices of salami, black olives, tuna and dollops of mango chutney - delicious!
Bake in the centre of a hot oven for about 20 minutes or until the base has gone slightly crispy round the edges.