Pizza

December 21, 2007

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This is another assignment for KBB ( http://klubberanibaking.blogspot.com/)

Pizza
Source: The Perfect Cookbook. David Herbert. Viking. Victoria, Australia. 2003

Pizza base

1 sachet (@ 7 g  or ¼ oz or 2 tsp) dry insant yeast
1 tsp sugar

2 ½ cups bread flour (high-grade flour)
salt
2 Tbs olive oil

Dissolve the yeast and sugar in a small bowl with 200ml (6 ½ fl oz) of tepid water. Stir well and set aside for 10 minutes, or until the mixture froths.

Place the flour and a pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the yeast mixture and olive oil. Mix until a firm dough forms.

Knead on a lightly floured surface for 5-7 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Place in a clean, lightly oiled bowl, cover with a cloth or plastic wrap and leave in a warm place for 1-1 ½ hours, or until the dough has doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 210C (415F, Gas Mark 6-7).

Punch down the dough with your fist to release the air. Divide into two or three equal portions and roll out or press to a thickness of 4-5mm (¼ in). Transfer to lightly oiled pizza trays.

Top with your choice of toppings and cook for 15 minutes. Then slide the pizza off the tray onto the oven shelf and cook for a further 3-4 minutes, to crisp up the base.

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