Whilst I do like a Pizza Express pizza, I also like a home made one from time to time.
along with a plain cheese pizza for Mr Fussy. Oh and some dough balls with garlic butter.
From start to finish it took about 90 mins to make the dough, prove it, top them and cook them.
700g plain flour
2 sachets easy blend yeast
about 350 ml warm water
3 tbsp olive oil
Mix together and knead for 10 mins (or cheat and use a food mixer) then leave to rest for about 15 mins. Roll out and top.
2 cans Provencal tomatoes (or don’t cheat and make a sauce by sauteeing an onion and some garlic in olive oil for 10 mins then adding a tin of chopped toms, some sugar, some balsamic vinegar, a sprig of rosemary, salt and pepper. Simmer for 20 mins till thickened then remove the rosemary and blitz to a puree.
Bake the pizzas in a hot oven for about 30 mins.
For the dough balls, roll left over dough into balls and bake for about 10 mins. For the garlic butter mix 1 clove crushed garlic into 100g butter. Season to taste.