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Recipe: homemade pizza from scratch

Pizza. That perfect slice of dough, topped with tomato sauce, cheese and anything else your fridge has to offer. It might not be good for your body, but its great for the soul. And it tasts heavenly.

At least if you don’t buy the deep frozen stuff, that almost always tastes like cardboard and old socks.

So here is our way of preparing this most famous of Italian dishes from scratch.

Ingredients for the dough:
500g of flour (plain)
2 satchels (7g each) of dried yeast
360ml lukewarm water
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of olive oil
a pinch of salt

The basic ingredients for the dough are very simple: flour, yeast and water. We start with preparing the yeast.

Add two satchels of dired yeast (7g per satchel) and a tablespoon of brown sugar to half a cup of lukewarm water.
Add two satchels of dried yeast (7g per satchel) and a tablespoon of brown sugar to 120ml cup of lukewarm water and stir well.

This will get the yeast working. In a few minutes, this brown mixture will start to froth a little, meaning it is ready to go into the dough.

In the meantime…

Add four cups of flour to a big mixing bowl.
Add 500g of flour to a big mixing bowl.

I prefer using a 1:1 ratio of plain white and wholemeal flour. But any combination of the two (or just using one or the other) works.

Add a pinch of salt and a bit of olive oil (about a table spoon).

Once the yeast is ready, put that in as well, add the rest of the water and start mixing and kneading.

I always start with the mixer to get the ingrediants mixed, and finish off kneading by hand.
I always start with the mixer to get the ingredients mixed, and finish off kneading by hand.

After about 10 minutes you get a lump of very slightly sticky and elastic dough. Cover and set to rise in a warm, draft free place.

I always put the bowl into the kids rooms, as it is usually pretty warm there. Leave for an hour or two.
I always put the bowl into the kids rooms, as it is usually pretty warm there. Leave for an hour or two. This is the result on a fairly cold day.

Once the dough has risen, take it out of the bowl and knead it again, just for a bit. Divide up into the number of pizzas you intend to make.

We have four pizza stones for the oven, which are about 30x30cm. This recepie gives me enough dough for 8 pizzas.
We have four pizza stones for the oven, which are about 30x30cm. This recipe gives me enough dough for 8 pizzas.

Dusting them with flour will keep them from sticking to the surface.

Roll out the dough onto non-stick paper, cut to size for the pizza stones.
Roll out the dough onto non-stick paper, cut to size for the pizza stones.
Cover with tomato sauce (either from a can or use our recepie) and cheese. Add toppings to taste.
Cover with tomato sauce (either from a can or use our recipe) and cheese. Add toppings to taste.
Ready to go into the oven.
Ready to go into the oven.
Bake at 180 C for about 20 minutes, until the dough is golden and the cheese has melted.
Bake at 180 C for about 20 minutes, until the dough is golden and the cheese has melted.

As Luka does not like tomato sauce, we always turn one of the pizzas into garlic bread with cheese, by leaving out the tomato and adding a few pieces of garlic butter.

The result is usually gone before we have time to sit down.
The result is usually gone before we have time to sit down.
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3 thoughts on “Recipe: homemade pizza from scratch

  1. Kan het zijn dat jullie nog geen blog gemaakt hebben met het recept voor jullie tomatensaus?
    Dit recept van de pizza is inderdaad simpel en lekker 🍴🍕
    Liefs .. Karin

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