Toddlergirl and I had lots of fun making pizza for lunch at the weekend. The recipe is from Economy Gastronomy which is my new favourite cookbook and this was our attempt to replace our trips out for pizza with something tasty at home.
The dough needs to be made a bit in advance so it can prove for an hour or so but otherwise it’s fairly fast and with lots that small cooks can do.
To make the dough
260g strong white flour
Small packet (7g ish) of dried yeast
3/4 tsp sugar
140ml warm water
2tbsp olive oil
Put the flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a bowl and mix. Make a well in the middle and add a little of the water and mix in. Keep adding the water a little at a time and keep stirring. When it starts to come together add in the olive oil and use your hands to bring it together into a ball. Turn out onto a floured board and knead. Keep going until it rises back up when you stab a finger into it.
Put a splash of olive oil into a clean bowl, put in your dough and roll around so it’s covered in oil. Then leave somewhere warm covered with a tea towel for an hour.