Make pizza for the family with a homemade base and tomato sauce. The recipe is perfect to get kids involved in cooking.
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 20 mins
300g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tsp instant yeast
1 tbsp olive oil
For the tomato sauce
1 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle
2 garlic cloves, crushed
For the topping
8 mozzarella pearls, halved
small bunch fresh basil
- Tip the flour into a bowl, then stir in the yeast and 1 tsp salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in 200ml warm water (make sure it’s not too hot) along with the oil.
- Stir together with a wooden spoon until you have a soft, fairly wet dough.
- Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins until smooth. Cover with a tea towel and set aside for an hour or so or until the dough has puffed up and doubled in size.
- You can also leave the rough, unkneaded dough in the bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave in the fridge overnight and the dough will continue to prove on its own.
- Meanwhile, make the tomato sauce. Put the oil in a small pan and fry the garlic briefly (don’t let it brown), then add the passata and simmer everything until the sauce thickens a little.
- Leave to cool.
- Once the dough has risen, knead it quickly in the bowl to knock it back, then tip out onto a lightly floured surface and cut into two balls.
- Roll out each ball into a large teardrop that is very thin and about 25cm across (teardrop shapes fit baking sheets more easily than rounds).
- Heat oven to 240C/220C fan/ gas 9 with a large baking sheet inside. Lift one of the bases onto another floured baking sheet.
- Smooth the sauce over the base with the back of a spoon, scatter over half the mozzarella, drizzle with olive oil and season.
- Put the pizza, still on its baking sheet, on top of the hot sheet in the oven and bake for 8-10 mins until crisp.
Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com