It has been such a long time since I’ve shared any recipes to my blog. I have been neglecting it for too long. Now is a good time to put more effort into putting more content on here since we are all indoors for the foreseeable future! How is everyone coping? Hope you are all keeping safe.
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For now, I am going to leave you guys with this super easy pizza recipe the girls and I made yesterday. Do let me know if you make this or any of the other recipes on my blog, feel free to tag me in your creations so I can share on my social media.
If you have any ideas on recipes I should share, please get in touch. I need both SW friendly and non SW friendly ideas!
- 650g strong bread flour
- 7g sachet yeast
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 50ml warm milk
- 350ml warm water
- Spray oil
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 500g tub passata
- 2 tbsp ketchup (or BBQ sauce)
- Salt (to taste)
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tbsp pizza seasoning or dried Italian seasoning
- Sprinkle of chilli flakes (optional)
Sift the flour and salt together and set it aside.
Mix the warm milk with the warm water and dissolve the yeast sachet. Mix it well till there are no lumps.
Slowly add the water mix into the flour and knead. Lastly add the olive oil and knead for around 5 minutes if you’re using a KitchenAid, or if you are kneading by hand, knead until the dough comes together.
Spread a little olive oil all over a large bowl and place the dough in it. Cover it in cling film and let it prove in a proving drawer or somewhere warm for at least a couple of hours (the dough should double in size, make sure your bowl is large enough).
Spray a pan with plenty of spray oil and fry the onion with the garlic. Add the passata, ketchup, salt, bay leaf, herbs and chilli (if using). Cook the sauce on a low heat for around 15 minutes. Once cooked, remove the bay leaf and blend the sauce if you like a smoother sauce. Set it aside to cool down till needed.
Divide the dough into two. Stretch out one of the halves onto a pizza tray (I use two 12.5′ pizza trays). Add the sauce and any toppings of your choice,
Bake the pizza for around 15 minutes.
Tip: If you have any leftover sauce, you can freeze it for a month or use it up in a pasta dish.