Homemade pizza

Everyone loves pizza but sometimes it can be difficult to know what is going into your pizza – especially if you are watching your weight.

Making pizza is so simple and far more gratifying than throwing something into the oven, why not have a go?

It can also be made from many kitchen staples.

What you’ll need:

For the dough:

  • 500g strong white flour
  • 1 x 7g packet fast-action yeast
  • 280-300ml of lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp caster sugar

For the toppings:

  • Tomato sauce – homemade or ready-made
  • mozzarella/feta/cheddar cheese
  • pastrami/salami/prosciutto
  • mushrooms/tomatoes/rocket

What you’ll need to do: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Combine the sugar, yeast and water and leave for a few minutes.
  3. In a large bowl or on a clean surface mix the salt with the flour and create a well in the middle.
  4. Pour the liquid into the well and using your hands work the mixture into a dough.
  5. Knead the dough until it forms a good, elastic quality. Place in a bowl cover with a teatowel and set aside for up to one hour.
  6. After an hour, knead it another bit and divide it into equal parts of your desired size for pizzas.
  7. Shape each size and using a rolling pin create a nice, flat, pizza shape.
  8. Brush with olive oil, add your tomato sauce and toppings.
  9. Place in the oven for 10-20 mins or until the dough is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbling.