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Pizza Base Recipe

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Looking for an easy pizza base recipe? Learn how to make pizza base using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by tene

Makes 2 servings



From Delia: http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/basic-pizza-dough,1426,RC.html

Recipe Ingredients for pizza base

6 1/2 oz plain white flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp sunflower oil
4 fl oz water

Recipe Directions for pizza base

  1. Begin by warming the flour slightly in the oven for about 10 minutes, then turn the oven off. Sift the flour, salt, yeast and sugar into a bowl and make a well in the centre of the mixture.

  2. Add the olive oil and pour in 4 fl oz (120 ml) hand-hot water water. Now mix to a dough, starting off with a wooden spoon and using your hands in the final stages of mixing. Wipe the bowl clean with the dough, adding a spot more water if there are any dry bits left, and transfer it to a flat work surface (there shouldn't be any need to flour this).

  3. Knead the dough for 3 minutes or until it develops a sheen and blisters under the surface (it should also be springy and elastic).

  4. You can now either leave the dough on the surface covered by the upturned bowl or transfer the dough to a clean bowl and cover it with clingfilm that has been lightly oiled on the side that is facing the dough. Leave it until it looks as though it has doubled in bulk, which will be about an hour at room temperature.

  5. Having made the dough and left it to rise, pre-heat the oven to gas mark 8, 450F (230C), along with the pizza stone or baking sheet.

  6. Tip the dough back on to a work surface that has been sprinkled generously with polenta to prevent it from sticking. Knock all the air out of the dough and knead it for a couple of seconds to begin shaping it into a ball.

  7. Dust your rolling pin with polenta and roll the dough out to a circle that is approximately 10 inches (25.5 cm) in diameter. Then finish stretching it out with your hands, working from the centre and using the flat of your fingers to push the dough out; it doesn't need to be a perfect round, but you want it to be a fairly thin-based pizza, with slightly raised edges.

  8. Using a thick oven glove, very carefully lift the baking sheet or pizza stone out of the oven and sprinkle it with polenta. Now carefully lift the pizza dough on to the stone or baking sheet and cover the pizza with your choice of filling, taking it up to the raised edge. Bake the pizza on a high shelf for 10-12 minutes, until the crust is golden brown.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 164.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
407
Calories from Fat
72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.0g
12%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
1167mg
49%
Potassium
139mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
72.1g
24%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
1.3g
Protein
10.3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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