Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 30mins

Ingredients

1 1/4 Cups warm water

1 Package of active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)

3  Cups bread flour (can use plain, bread flour will make the crust crunchier)

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 Teaspoons salt

1/2 Teaspoon sugar

Method:

 Run your bowl upside down under hot water, until it’s warm

 Put warm water in bowl

Sprinkle in the dry yeast

Sprinkle in the sugar

Set mixture aside for 2 minutes

Put in olive oil & salt

Mix gently with a wooden spoon

Slowly stir in your flour (this bit is a good workout…push through the pain)

As you pour in your last cup of flour, use your hands to mix…don’t knead too much, but make sure ingredients are incorporated.

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Mixing the dough

Make your dough into a ball, put a damp cloth over the bowl, and put it to sleep in a warm corner for 30-45mins….until its doubled in size

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Leave the dough to rise

Once it has doubled in size, punch it down

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Once dough has doubled in size…punch it down

Take dough out of bowl and place on flour dusted counter

Knead til smooth and make into two balls

  Roll out your dough ball into your preferred size pizza base

 Lightly dust your baking sheet or tin, place the pizza base on and pinch the edge up for your crust

 Leave the dough for 5-10mins at this stage, it will plump up a little more

 Top the pizza as you like and bake at 200°C for 30mins (keep your eye on it as every oven is different)

Serve, eat & enjoy!

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Anchovy, Mozzarella & Chilli Oil
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Pepperoni & Mozzarella Pizza
Braised Butter Beans in Olive Oil, Capsicum, Oregano & Tomato

Braised Butter Beans in Olive Oil, Capsicum, Oregano & Tomato

20130528-104936.jpg   Ingredients

Olive Oil

2 Cloves of Garlic, crushed

2 x 400g tins of  Tomatoes

2 x 400g Butter Beans, drained

5 slices roasted Capsicum – jar, sliced

1 Tbs chopped fresh Oregano

2 Bay leaves

Method:

Heat a generous amount of olive oil in a medium saucepan

Cook garlic for a few minutes, add tinned tomatoes and bay leaves

Put the lid on and simmer for 15mins

Stir in the butter beans and capsicum and simmer for 10mins

Remove from heat, season, stir through oregano – Serve!

The Best Mushroom Sauce

The Best Mushroom Sauce

This sauce is great with steak, i would eat it with pasta….or just crunchy bread.

Ingredients

30g Butter

1 Brown Onion, finely chopped

1 Garlic Clove, crushed

200g Button Mushrooms, thinly sliced

1/2 cup White Wine

300ml Pure Cream

 

Melt butter in saucepan over a medium heat, add onion and cook for  5 mins until soft

Add garlic and mushrooms, cook for 5 mins until soft

Add wine, bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes

Stir in cream, bring to the boil and then simmer until reduced by half – i left to simmer for about 30mins while i cooked the steaks and veges, 10-15 mins would do.