My first pizza dough


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Chinese pizza cutter | Meat cleaver and Dick knife

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Ingredients

Pizza dough

  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 1 pinch caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried yeast
  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Pizza topping

  • Salami
  • Tomato paste
  • Dried basil
  • Bocconcini
  • Mushrooms
Golden circle pineapple pieces. Perfect for pizza 😜 Cocky says no to pineapple 🍍 on pizza 🍕 😜

Instructions

  1. In a glass mixing bowl add the water, sugar, and yeast. The sugar is optional but provides fuel for the yeast to consume as part of the blooming fermentation.
  2. Whisk the suspension of yeast and allow the yeast to bloom.
  3. In another glass mixing bowl add the flour and salt and then make a well and add the olive oil.
  4. Add the bloomed yeast to the olive oil in the flour well and mix everything with a spatula until it forms a smooth ball of dough.
  5. Gently knead the dough into a ball.
  6. With a brush, oil the inside of a glass mixing bowl and add the ball of dough and oil the surface of the dough.
  7. Seal the glass mixing bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm spot for 30 minutes so the dough proves. This could take a lot longer, e.g., maybe 3 hours.
  8. Sprinkle flour on to a board and then tip out the proved dough onto the board.
  9. Form the dough into a log with your hands and cut into three even-sized pieces.
  10. Roll the dough flat and then top with tomato paste, and your choices of cured meats, fungi, vegetables, and cheeses.
  11. Put into a hot oven and cook until the dough has cooked through.

Plating up bit

  1. Remove the pizza from the oven and cut it into slices.
  2. An Italian would use one of those fancy pizza cutters.
  3. I use a Chinese meat cleaver.

Author: Gary

I'm a medical practitioner, specialist pathologist in microbiology, and Member of the Order of Australia (2003). I'm for resuscitation, if you find me struggling, please save me. I like to cook food, photograph it and then eat it. I'm also a fan of Star Trek, Stargate, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica and Babylon 5.

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