Homemade Pizza

We love pizza! Everyone can add their favourite toppings, so it’s smiles all round 🙂 This recipe makes a thin and crispy pizza dough, cooked to perfection.

This is a great recipe for children of all ages, they can have fun kneading the dough and arranging the pizza toppings. An excellent dinner recipe to encourage children to try new foods too!

Prep: 20 minutes

Serves: 2 medium sized pizzas

Level: Easy

What you will need

  • 300g strong bread flour
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 200ml warm water

Toppings:

  • 100ml passata
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 120g mozzarella, grated/sliced
  • 40g parmesan, grated
  • Cooked meats and vegetables of your choice, sliced/diced

Topping Ideas…

  • Hawaiian – parma ham and pineapple
  • Margherita – fresh basil, tomatoes
  • Vegetarian – spinach, broccoli, peppers, tomatoes
  • Teriyaki chicken – Shredded chicken tossed in teriyaki sauce, onions, peppers

Let’s get cooking!

  1. Stir together the flour, yeast and salt.
  2. Add 1tbsp of the olive oil and warm water (approx. body temperature), stir briefly until you get a shaggy dough.
  3. Pour the dough onto the counter and knead until it comes together as a ball.
  4. Kneading by hand: continue to knead the dough for 5 minutes until it becomes a smooth, stretchy ball OR Kneading by machine: Mix on medium for 5 minutes in a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment.
  5. Use immediately OR Optionally – leave in a covered bowl for 10 minutes to create a lighter dough.
  6. Start heating up a cast iron skillet on the stove, turn on the grill in the oven.
  7. Split the dough in half. Push and stretch the dough into two 20cm circles.
  8. Mix the Italian seasoning and crushed garlic into the passata, then spread the passata across the dough circles.
  9. Scatter on the mozzarella parmesan, then the toppings of your choice. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the top.
  10. Transfer the pizza into the dry, hot skillet and cook on high for 5 minutes, until the base is crispy.
  11. Transfer the skillet to the top of the oven and grill the pizza for 5 minutes, until the dough has bubbled up and is slightly charred.
  12. Be careful not to burn the roof of your mouth – you won’t be able to resist it fresh out of the oven!