Pizza Base Recipe - super easy and great for fussy toddlers
Thanks to my good friend Clare for the recipe. Sometimes getting a toddler to eat lots of different vegetables can be difficult. This was a successful way to get Albert to eat loads of different vegetables he would not usually eat on their own. It was also delicious for Mummy and Daddy.. Warm spring evening sitting outside with a beer and home made pizza??? YESSS
I am lucky enough to have a KITCHENAID so I used it with the dough hook. It's crazy that I haven't given this a go before. SO EASY! No kneading required, it did all the work.
(Makes two medium pizzas)
- 2 cups wholemeal spelt flour
- 2 tsp dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1.Add the yeast to the warm water and stir until dissolved. Add the flour to the mixing bowl with the yeast and olive oil. Fit the dough hook and start machine on MED speed for 5 minutes.
2. Pat down dough and take bowl to a warm place (cover with a tea towel) Allow to rise. (30 minutes-1 hour)
3. Place back on machine with the dough hook and turn to medium again for 5 minutes.
4. Sprinkle bench with a little flour and take dough from bowl.
5. Divide into two portions. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to thickness you desire (could be square, circular or anything you like)
6. Drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil and add your ingredients.
7. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Place in a preheated 170 C oven (fan forced) for 25 minutes or until the base is golden brown.
Wrap any leftover dough in cling wrap (airtight) and freeze for up to 3 months.
*I find it is best to chop pizza topping ingredients quite small.
*I also find less is more with pizzas. A few great ingredients make a tasty pizza. (Don't overload with too many flavours :)
The pizza above has silverbeet, mushrooms, bacon, herbs and cheese. WAS DELISH!