Making pizza is cheap and easy. Outside you’d normally buy a large pizza for $20, but this recipe costs less than $15 depending on what you use as you can use just about anything to make pizza. I got the recipe from the Taste website (see sources).
Here’s what you need
- A large bowl and a tea towel for proving dough
- Specialty bread and pizza flour to give the dough a lighter texture
- Polenta to keep the pizza crust dry and crisp
- A pizza tray – you can use regular trays or a pizza stone (from kitchenware stores)
- A pizza cutter or a large, sharp knife to slice up your pizza
- A rolling pin for rolling out thin, round bases
Pizza tips & tricks
Try these knead-to-know tips for pizza perfection.
- Add salt to the dough mixture after the other dry ingredients. If added at the same time, it can make the yeast inactive.
- Prove the dough in a warm, draught-free spot, otherwise it will take too long to rise.
- Position oven shelves so one’s in the lowest slot and the other’s two slots higher.
- Preheat the trays or pizza stones. This helps crisp the base.
- Roll dough from the centre outwards, lifting and turning slightly as you go so your dough is even thickness.
- Sprinkle polenta over the tray to stop pizza sticking and to make the base crisp and dry.
- Place mozzarella on top of pizza sauce but under other toppings to help secure them.
- Store leftover pizza sauce, topped with olive oil, in a jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Top till you drop!
After you’ve spread your pizzas with the tomato sauce, try some of our favourite topping combos. Each tops two pizzas.
Australian Good Taste – October 2010 , Page 134
Recipe sourced from: http://www.taste.com.au/how+to/articles/4833/your+complete+guide+to+pizza (Accessed on 25/11/2012 at 12:50PM)