Homemade Pizza Sauce and Dough

Homemade Pizza Sauce and Dough

We are at least an hour’s drive from the nearest pizzeria so I’ve had to perfect the art of making it at home. With an Italian husband (and mother-in-law) making pizza is no joke, follow my recipe if you want seriously good pizza at home!

The Dough

Ingredients

  • 285g water
  • Tablespoon sugar
  • 7g fresh yeast
  • 500g plain white flour
  • 10g salt
  • Olive oil

Method

  1. Start by weighing out 285g water in your mixing bowl, add the yeast and the sugar. Mix well.
  2. Add 500g plain flour and 10g of salt. Mix together using a strong fork until combined.
  3. On a lightly floured surface knead the dough until smooth.
  4. Mixing bowl, coat with oil and cover with plastic wrap.
  5. Leave in a warm place for 60mins.
  6. Once the dough has risen punch out the air and knead into a tight ball.
  7. Cut in half.
  8. Using one half, roll into a ball, place on a round baking dish and slowly flatten it towards the edges.
  9. The end result should be a smooth thin base with a puffy raised edge.

The Sauce

I make my sauce in huge batches so the quantity of the ingredients will depend on how much you want to make.

Ingredients

  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Herbs
  • Carrots
  • Courgette
  • Vegetable stock cube
  • Lemon
  • Salt, pepper, paprika.

Method

  1. Roughly chop all the vegetables and herbs, add to a large pot on medium heat with olive oil.
  2. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, a stock cube and lemon juice.
  3. Cook until everything is soft and then use a stick blender to combine everything until smooth.
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