Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp dried yeast
  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1 Tbsp Smokey Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

 Method:

  1. Put the water in a bowl & sprinkle the sugar & yeast on top of it, mix together & set aside for about 5 mins.

    I did the following in a bench mixer with a dough hook attachment & let the machine do the work, kneading the dough for about 5 - 8 minutes until it forms a ball which is stretchy & smooth.

  2. Or you can do it by hand as follows:
    In another bowl ( or a mixer as above) place in the flour, Smokey Garlic Salt, mix together, now make a well & pour in the yeast mixture & the olive oil into the centre of the well, combine everything together with a spatula.

  3. Then use your hands & form it into a ball, put the dough onto a floured bench & knead for about 10 minutes or until it is stretchy & smooth, add a little more flour if its too wet.

  4. Now put your ball into an oiled bowl, cover with cling film & set aside in a warm place for about 30 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.

  5. Once it has doubled in size punch it down to get the air out of it. Divide your dough into 4 balls, roll out each ball one at a time on a bench that has been sprinkled with semolina or flour to stop it from sticking to the bench.

  6. Top with whatever pizza toppings you have on hand, such as: ham, salami, cheese, olives, red onion, chicken, prawns, capsicum etc etc.

  7. Either cook your pizza in a pizza oven like we did or preheat an oven to 220°C on fan bake & cook on a pizza stone for about 10 mins or on an oven tray for about 15 - 18 minutes.

  8. If you like, drizzle on some extra virgin olive oil on top of your pizza and a good grind of your favourite Spicecraft Salt Rocks just before serving.

 


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