Hey! Hope all had a good weekend??? To finish ours we thought we would knock up a little pizza dough and make ourselves a couple of pizzas for dinner! So…..we made 2 pizzas (1 each)

280ml Luke warm water
30ml olive oil
450g strong “00” flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried yeast
2tbsp ground flaxseed (optional)

Put the flour and flaxseed in a mixing bowl
Add the yeast to the water and leave for a few minutes, add the olive oil, salt and sugar. Give a quick whisk and pour into the flour.
Mix by hand till the mixture comes together.
Turn out onto a work bench and kneed for a good 5 minutes….until a nice firm dough has formed!

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Place the dough on an oiled bowl, big enough for it to double in size, cover in glad wrap and place a warm place! Auckland was pretty chilly today, even the hot press wasn’t playing ball…..roll on summer!

So you want it to be double the size…

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Turn out on your work bench, knock back your dough, all that means is to knock out the air that has formed. Divide into 2 even sizes and roll into balls

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Roll out your dough to your required thickness, we like ours thin and crispy so rolled out to 4-5mm thick.

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Get your fingers involved, create some grooves in your dough….. You’ll get a nice crispy dough with pockets of pizza sauce 😜

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Time to get your oven hot hot hot 220c , 200c if you are using a fan oven.

If your using a pizza stone, make sure you have your oven on and stone getting hot!

Because we do not have a stone (roll on Christmas) Place on greased baking tray, we just used what we fancied as toppings, kept it nice and simple.

I think the most important thing is that you have a nice even spread of ingredients.

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Bake for 15-20mins until golden and bubbly!

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Eat straight away!

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