Thursday, 21 April 2011

Homemade Pizza!

Not much beats the smell of hot pizza fresh from the oven, and there's nothing as fresh as homemade. There is just something calming about kneading your own dough and picking the basil straight from your organic garden. Little Boo just LOVES to make the Pizza dough.

Our Pizza Dough Recipe is from The Australian Women's Weekly book "Cook".

Basic Pizza Dough:
2 Teaspoos dried yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups (375g) plain flour
1 cup (250ml) warm water
1 tablespoon olive oil

Combine yeast, salt and sifted flour in large bowl. Gradually stir in the water and oil. Turn dough onto floured surface; knead about 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place dough in large greased bowl, cover; stand in warm place about 30 mins or until dough has doubled in size. Turn dough onto floured surface and knead. Halve the dough and roll out into two pizza circles.

  Little Boo helping with the kneading

                                                          Sneaking some uncooked dough!


For a quick and easy base sauce we use Leggo's Tomato Paste (the jars have no preservatives!), Garlic and finely chopped basil.



                                                   Mixing the sauce is a serious business ;)


                                              Add your favourite toppings and away you go!

The finished product, straight from the oven! Yum!

3 comments:

  1. one of my favorite things is little hands kneading dough. :)

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  2. Its wonderful to see isn't it! They get such satisfaction from what we would consider such a small task. Love the way they think :)

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