Tomato and Mozzarella Pizza

Ingredients

  • PIZZA BASE
  • 250g Doves Farm Organic Strong White Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 150ml tepid water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • TOMATO AND MOZZARELLA TOPPING
  • 400g fresh tomatoes
  • 2 large mozzarella balls
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh basil

Method

Pizza Base

  1. Put the flour, yeast, and salt into a large bowl and blend them together.
  2. Stir in the water, and when everything looks craggy and lumpy, stir in two spoons of oil.
  3. Using your hands gather everything together into a doughy mass.
  4. Knead dough in the bowl for 100 presses.
  5. Cover the bowl with oiled cling film and leave it in a warm place, for the dough to double in size, which will take about an hour.
  6. Line two baking trays with parchment and pre-heat the oven.
  7. Knead the dough for another 100 presses.
  8. Divide the dough in two, gently stretch each piece into a 30cm/12’’circle and lay one onto each of the prepared baking trays.

Tomato and Mozzarella Topping

  1. Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella then spread them over the dough circles.
  2. Cover with oiled cling film and leave in a warm place for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove the cling film, drizzle two spoons of oil over each pizza and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Top with fresh basil as the pizza comes out of the oven