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Posted June 12, 2014

Cooking Class Recipes - Pizza


This recipe has been chosen many times by cooking class clients and the volunteers too say it’s a favourite of theirs! It’s fun to make and tastier than “cardboardy” shop-bought pizzas, and you can be inventive with the toppings!


Ingredients:


For the base:


- 150g strong bread flour - £0.09


- 1 teaspoon instant yeast - £0.07


- ½ teaspoon salt - £0.01


- 1 tablespoon olive oil - £0.03


- 100ml warm water


- Toppings as desired e.g. mozzarella,


pepperoni, chicken, bacon, peppers,


mushrooms, olives, parmesan


cheese etc.


For the tomato sauce:


1 clove garlic, crushed - £0.03


1 small onion, finely chopped - £0.20


200g tin of chopped tomatoes - £0.34


1 teaspoon oregano - £0.01


1 teaspoon tomato puree - £0.02


1 tablespoon olive oil - £0.03


TOTAL: £0.83, plus additional cost of toppings



How to make:


1.Heat oven to 240C/fan 220C/gas 8.


2. Put the flour into a large bowl, stir in the yeast and salt. Make a well in the centre of the flour mix, pour in the warm water and the olive oil and mix together.


3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until smooth.


Cover with cling film and leave to rise for 30 minutes.


4. Sauce: Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the garlic and onions and fry for about 5 minutes.


5. Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree and oregano. Boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.


6. Flour 1 or 2 baking trays (depending on the size).


7. Flour your work surface and roll out the dough into a thin rounded shape.


Lift onto floured baking sheet.


8. Cover with desired toppings and put into oven to bake for 8–10 minutes until crisp.


Serve with a side salad or homemade potato wedges.


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