Pizza Dough!

Mmm Pizza.

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Oh wait. Sorry.

PIZZA!

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Oh how I love pizza. So. Darn. Delicious.

A sweet, magical tomato base topped with gooey, melty, comforting cheese. Mmmmm….. My kinda pizza 😉

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As you may be able to tell.

Today I’m sharing a recipe – not food, because JOEY GABY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD! – for pizza dough and it super duper yummy. I kind of just decided to make pizza  the other day and instead of looking for a recipe I just decided to make one up. It’s also not all white refined flour so its a bit better for you, not that you can really tell, but I suppose that’s the beauty of it.

btw, it turned out great.

I separated the dough at the end into 4 balls, and the the pizza shown above was made on a regular pizza tray/stone with 1 1/2 balls of dough. I don’t know if I should really be recommending any serving sizes here so I’ve supplied calories for the whole batch of dough so you can divide that however you want. If you don’t use it all up in one day just chuck it in the fridge – it’ll last up to a week.

Pizza Dough

Makes: one big sexy ball of dough      Calories: 1455

 

Ingredients:

225g/just under 2 cups Plain Flour

150g/1 1/4 cups Wholemeal Bread Flour

25g Wheat Bran

1/2tsp Salt

10ml/2tsp Oil

1tsp Sugar

1 sachet/7g/1 rounded tsp Dried Active Yeast

1/2tsp Dried Basil

Lukewarm Water

 

Method:

In a small ball add around half a cup of the water along with the yeast and sugar, stir, then set aside.

In a larger mixing bowl, combine the 2 flours, wheat bran, basil and salt, then create a ‘well’ in the middle of of the dry mix.

After the yeast mixture has sit for a bit and is a little frothy, add 1 tsp of oil to it and pour it into the well you’ve made; mix the dry and wet together until you form a ball of dough. add extra water as needed.

Knead this dough on a floured surface for about 5-10 minutes. Coat the bowl with the other tsp of oil and place the ball of dough in it. Cover the dough lightly with kitchen towel or cling film and leave in a warm place for about 1 – 1 1/2 hours until the dough has doubled in size. alternatively you can separate the dough into as many pieces as you want and place them on a large greased/floured tray in a warm place.

Once the dough is ready, preheat your oven to Gas Mark 8 and take it out and roll it out into a circle or whatever your heart tells you to do – on a floured surface. if using a pizza stone, have it preheat with the oven. Place your raw dough on the pizza stone/tray and top with whatever you enjoy. Bake for around the 10 minute mark where your pizza crust is browned slightly and your pizza just looks euphoric. 

Take it out the oven and throw yourself at it with no shame.

Pizza

 

What’s your favourite pizza/ pizza topping? Personally I love Hawaiian Pizza because of the pineapple but I also adore a bit of chicken, bacon, sweet potato, spinach….. basically everything.

Maybe not mushrooms though.

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