Sure, you could buy these, but then who wants to? Making your own Pizza bases is great fun of introducing children to cooking – make sure that they are properly supervised when using the Oven and mixing the Yeast. O, and that they don’t try to throw them up onto the ceiling!
You can make more bases by splitting the yeast onto separate trays and cooking over time – great for party pizzas.
Makes 2 thin Pizza bases
7g Yeast (1 level tea spoon)
1 tsp Sugar
50ml Warm Milk mixed with 300ml Warm Water
650g Strong Plain Flour
1 ½ tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
1. Dissolve the Yeast and Sugar in a third of the milk and water.
2. Sift the flour into a large bowl, with a space in the middle. Pour a little of the yeast, sugar, water and milk into the hole, and add in the olive oil. Start combining with your fingertips
3. Slowly add the rest of the Milk, Water and Salt – you may need slightly less or more of the liquid, but you’ll have to judge this – it should make a firm dough
4. Lightly flour a surface, and knead the dough for 5 minutes with the palms of your hand
5. Put the dough back in the bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave somewhere warm for 30 minutes, or until the dough is twice the size
6. Roll the dough out to the desired thickness
Photo courtesy of L. Marie