Wehan’s Go To Pizza

easy pizza recipe

The Ingredients:

  • 600g of plain flour plus some extra for dusting and coating the workbench
  • 14g of dried yeast
  • 80ml of vegetable oil plus some to coat the bowl with
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 375ml of really warm water
  • 2 teaspoons of caster sugar
  • 400-500g of tomato paste
  • LOTS of CHEESE!
  • Any toppings/sauce of your choice
pizza ingredients

The Process:

  1. Add the water into a bowl and add in the yeast and sugar and set aside for around 5 mins *Tip – I am very lazy when it comes to cleaning dishes, so I use a bowl that is big enough for the dough to rise in.
  2. If you have a food processor then attach the kneading tool, then add in the flour and salt and mix it through. If not use a large bowl and combine the flour and salt and make a well in the centre of the mixture.
  3. Add in the oil and once the yeast mixture has gone cloudy add that in.
  4. If you’re using a processor just slowly combine the ingredients until it starts to form a ball and is elastic in nature. Otherwise combine the ingredients evenly by using a round bladed knife in a cutting motion, once the mixture is uniform bring the dough together using your hands.
  5. If you used a food processor and your dough has already formed into a ball skip this step. Otherwise transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead the dough using the heel of your hand to push and stretch the dough – knead for around 10mins or until the dough is elastic in nature.
  6. Lightly coat using oil, a bowl that is big enough for the dough to expand around 2 times its original size – if you were smart/lazy and used a big enough bowl for the yeast mixture like I said use that.
  7. Add in the dough and make sure that there is a thin layer of oil ontop of the dough to prevent crust from forming.
  8. Cover and set aside in a draught-free warm place for around 30 mins or until it doubles in size.
  9. Preheat the oven to 240 oC.
  10. Remove the dough and place it on a lightly floured surface.
  11. Knead the dough until it is smooth and divide it into 2 portions if you prefer thick pizza bases or into 3 portions if you prefer a thinner base.
  12. Roll these portions out and lightly dust the underside of the bases with flour to prevent the pizzas from sticking to the pans.
  13. Add the tomato paste, cheese and your toppings of choice and place in the oven for 15-20 mins or until golden brown.
pizza ingredients
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pizza-dough
pizza-toppings
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My Commentary:

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe like Lydia and I do. It seriously is super easy to make, it doesn’t take up much time and best of all it’s super cheap! We’ve not once purchased pre-made pizza dough or a pre-made pizza base since trying out this recipe.

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