Pizza Bases

 

Ingredients (for 4)

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons table salt
  • 3 ½ cups plain flour

Add all ingredients to a bowl, bring together and kneed without supreme aggression for around 10 minutes, allow to rise for an hour (doubling its size), then knock it back.

Using your fingers make a rough circle, then balance the circle on the back of your hands and use your knuckles to slowly stretch the dough out in all directions.

Finally, once large enough for your cooking receptacle (I use a heavy base cast iron pan to heat in the oven), press the base down with your fingers but dont press the edges, this allows them to puff up nicely when in the oven.

Heat the cast iron pan/pizza stone for 20 mins or so, top the pizza, then cook on a very high heat for less than 10 mins.


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