Two for Tuesday, NEVER!
Make your own, it’s much tastier and you can be as picky as you possibly want without anyone judging you!
The good thing with this dough is once it’s proved you can just flatten it out and chuck it in the freezer for another Pizza night, perfect!
Makes 5 gigantic Pizzas
800g strong bread flour (you can use wholewheat flour)
200g Polenta (I use the grain rather than the flour)
1tsp sea salt
20 ml Olive oil
630ml water (650 if you use wholewheat)
10g caster sugar (naughty I know, but it makes the dough so much nicer)
15g fast action yest
So I made one Chorizo and one Parma Ham Pizza but you can chuck anything on there, but remember less is more with thin crust pizza.
200ml tomato sauce (make your own it’s much tastier, chopped tomatoes, garlic, basil, rosemary, salt, peppar, chili and a dash of paprika and you yourself a banging sauce)
20 medium slices of fresh Mozzarella
10 Slices of Parma Ham (or a hand full of sliced chorizo)
drizzle of olive oil and salt and peppar
Start by sifting out the flour in a bowl, salt on one side and yeast on the other then make a well in the middle and add the water and the olive oil. (You can add some fresh rosemary at this stage and flavor the dough) Then add the sugar and polenta on the sides and mix everything together. Knead for for about 15 minutes, so you get a really silky smooth dough. Then leave to rise and double in size, this should take around 1 hour. Punch the dough down, leave to rise for another 30 min then punch down again, leave to rise for 30 min then punch down.
NOW, you can use the dough at this stage or freeze it for that Sunday when your so hung over and all you want is a pizza! If you are using it now, heat your oven to 250 C, gas mark 7, and divide your dough into 5 and make 5 balls.
Then push the ball down, on a lightly floured and polenta dusted surface, with your whole hand and spin at the same time this will, technically, give you a round pizza. But if you get a square one you just claim the ‘rustic’ look
Put a thin layer of tomato sauce and spread evenly all the way to the edges so they don’t burn, then put little slices of mozzarella around the pizza and chuck the rest of the toppings on.
Bake in the middle of the oven for 25 min if you want it crispy.
Enjoy with some Spinach and/or rucola, this one is a beauty! x