PIZZA! I can start with pizza!
Saturday night is pizza night. Possibly the best night of the week. Definitely the best night of the weekend. So it is there I shall start.
I’ve been making homemade pizza for a few years now and am happy with my ability, but getting things written down can help improve so let’s give it a try.
How to do it: 250g strong bread flour mixed with 3/4 tsp salt then combined with 150ml warm water, 2 tblsp olive oil, 1tsp sugar and 2 tsp instant yeast. Kneaded for about 10 mins until springy, made into a ball then placed in an oiled glass bowl and covered in clingfilm. Leave it 1 hr to prove, then ‘knock back’ briefly and roll out into pizza trays. SMACK THE OVEN ON HIIIIIGH (for our crap electric effort this is around 220). Use semolina flour on your baking sheet/pizza stone to stop it sticking, blast whatever topping you desire on top (not too wet!) and stick it in the middle of the over for around 10 mins. Make sure the underside is not too pale or soft.
As I type the dough has finished proving and I’m off to roll them into the trays and fix myself a rum and cola while I do it.
Told you Saturday night was the best!
EDIT: First one is out the oven and oh my days it’s tremendous. EVEN IF I DO SAY SO MYSELF. Which I just did.