A simple, homemade pizza - all made from scratch.
Please chose good ingredients (e.g. don't use cheap cheese) and you will have a pizza that is so much better than anything you can buyfrozen.
One of these 11 inch pizzas comes in at under 2 pounds ... (that's the funny currency we use over here ...)
Ingredients for the base (for 3 11 inch pizzas)
500g flour (plain flour, weare using yeast here!)
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
300 ml lukewarm water
2 teaspoons dried yeast
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Ingredients for thepiazzaiola (the tomato stuff to cover the base)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 clove of garlic
1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano
a coupleof leafs of fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon of salt
a pinch of freshly ground pepper
Toppings (per pizza) (use any cheese and topping you like, this is just an example)
onemozarella cheese (also nice: reggiano parmesan and medium cheddar)
2 slices of parma ham
2 slices of salami
Oven, pre-heating, temperature, ...
The type of oven you will be usinghas a huge influence on the outcome of your pizza. The best oven you can use is the old electrical type oven where you can set the heat to only come from underneath - that is ideal for pizza. Gas andfan assisted electrical ovens aren't very good - you might end up with a soggy pizza with burned cheese on top.
Oven temperature should be full blast - whatever oven you have. Make sure to pre-heatfor quite a bit that you really have the maximum temperature that your oven get attain.
I have a lovely Smeg cooker with two ovens - one fan assisted and the other one a "traditional" electric ovenwhich I can set to only heat the underside of the oven which works great for pizza.
Alternatively, you can use something like a Cobb Barbecue which also works well as all the heat comes from...