The dough recipe is from Australian Women's Weekly and I find that it's a pretty common recipe used by most people especially bloggers from around the world. This dough is good to make two thin pizzas or one thick pizza. For the tomato paste, I will add in herbs like oregano and basil, some sea salt and black pepper for flavour.
Basic Pizza Dough
2 teaspoons (7g) dried yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup (180ml) warm water
2½ cups (375g) plain flour (sometimes I uses bread flour that creates a more chewy base)
2 tablespoons olive oil
Combine yeast, sugar, salt and the warm water in small bowl, cover; stand in warm place about 20 minutes or until mixture is frothy. (Actually you don't need to wait till frothy unless you plan to let your dough rises).
Combine flour and oil in large bowl; stir in yeast mixture, mix to a soft dough. Knead dough on floured surface about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
Place dough in large oiled bowl, cover; stand in warm place about 1 hour or until dough doubles in size. (Can skip this step. I will only follow this when I uses bread flour.)
Meanwhile, preheat oven to very hot. Turn dough onto floured surface; knead until smooth. Divide dough in half; using rolling pin, flatten dough and roll each half out to a 32cm round.
Carefully lift each round onto oiled pizza pan or oven tray; cover each with toppings. Bake, uncovered, in very hot oven 20 minutes.
Check out some of the pizzas I've made. This one is topped with sardines in olive oil, crabsticks, colourful capsicums/bell peppers.
It's always handy to keep a pack of frozen Ayamas premium sausages in the freezer. Best for emergency like this case, an instant pizza. Noticed the slightly thicker crust for this pizza? I've used bread flour and the dough texture is slightly denser. I kinda like this crust but not hubby.
Thin crusted chicken (stir-fried in some olive oil and garlic), mushroom, onions and of course capsicums/bell peppers.
When my boiboi is not napping, I allow him to roll out his own dough, spread the tomato paste and place his own toppings. This is his pizza base topped with chicken pieces, grated carrots, onions and capsicums/bell peppers. I helped him to top up the grated cheese. Errr no picture of the finished product cos boiboi literally camped in front of the oven waiting for his pizza to be cooked.
I simply loved this pizza topped with tomatoes and pepperoni! Very flavourful. My boiboi whacked 2 wedges of them!
Now, the following pics were my Braided Pizza. Did this after I saw Su-Yin's video. Seems simple but I rolled my dough too thin hahaha not enough to cover up the fillings of tomatoes and sausages. Sprinkled some powdered parmigiano on top.
How about that? Inspired enough to play-play with some dough yourself? You can try this over the weekend. Happy weekend!
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