Nothing better then a delicious home-made pizza for Friday night…….enjoy…….

This pizza has a light crisp base, and the combination of tomato, basil and mozzarella….very …….yummy……and so…… Italian….capichi!!!!!

Ingredients for the dough

  • 225 g strong plain white flour
  • 10 g sachet easy-blend dried yeast
  • 150 ml warm water
  • 60 ml / 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  1. Sift flour into a bowl, add salt, yeast and sugar, mix to a dough with warm water and olive oil.
  2. Turn the dough out on to a floured surface and knead it for about 5 minutes, or until smooth.
  3. Return the dough to a clean bowl and cover with oiled clear film and leave in a warm place until doubled size, for about 1 hour.
  4. Turn risen dough onto lightly floured surface and knead again for 5 minutes
  5. Roll onto to a 33 x 23 cm rectangular or to a 30 cm diameter, place on light greased baking sheet.

Ingredients for the topping

  • 150 g tomato paste
  • 2 – 3 large tomatoes
  • 50 g can anchovies fillets
  • 2 mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • green or black olives
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped basil or 1 tsp dried basil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper

Preheat the oven to Gas 8 , 230˚C, 450˚F

  1. Bake the pizza base for 5 mins.
  2. Spread the tomato paste over the base and top with  the sliced tomatoes, add some basil leaves. Season.
  3. Drain well the mozzarella balls with kitchen paper and slice. Arrange the cheese over the tomatoes.
  4. Drain well the anchovies fillets and arrange over the cheese and top with olives.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 -25 minutes or until the pizza is golden brown and crisp underneath.
  6. Leave to rest for 5 minutes and serve with chilli olive oil (optional) and mix salad.

p.s. Don’t forget to have it with a very good red wine……in Spain one of my favourite is from Rioja region…….

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