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Classic Homemade Pizza

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time40 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time50 mins

A delicious classic homemade pizza recipe. For an instant ‘woodfired’ type pizza; Roll out the dough thinly and cook on a smoking hot griddle one side, flip and smear with tomato sauce and toppings and grill until bubbling.

 500 g strong plain flour
 7 g dried yeast
 2 tbsp olive oil
 20 ml milk
 275 ml water
 1 tsp salt
For the topping
 Pizza sauce or chopped tomatoes
 Toppings of your choice
 Grated Parmesan

Tip the flour into a warm large bowl with the salt and dried yeast. Pour the warm water, milk and oil into the flour and stir until all the ingredients come together.


Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead, punch, pull and thump by hand until smooth. It should take about 15 minutes for the dough to become smooth and soft to touch or if using a mixer; use a dough hook attachment on the slowest speed for about 8 minutes.


Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rise and double in size in a warm place for 1 hour.


Divide the dough into four equal pieces and roll or stretch the pizza dough to a disc approx 25cm in diameter and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Leave in a warm place for about 15-30 minutes. Cook one or more pizzas if you want, slide the rest into the freezer on trays. Then take off the trays when hard (about 2 hours) and store in freezer bags.


Preheat the oven to 220C (425F) mark 7.


Spread the tomato sauce thinly over the bases and top with your chosen toppings (see below) leaving a 2cm uncovered around the edge.


Cook in the middle of the oven for 7-10 minutes.


Frozen Spinach – defrost and scatter over with chopped tomatoes, top with grated cheese, goat’s cheese, ricotta or mozzarella works well and crack an egg in the middle if you like.


Frozen Sweetcorn – distribute frozen sweetcorn, cooked chicken strips, pepper slices and chopped bacon or salami with chopped tomatoes then top with grated cheese of your choice.


Frozen Broccoli – place florets of frozen broccoli with chopped tomato and scatter over pine nuts, raisins, olives and capers. Grate over the ends of any hard cheese such as Parmesan or Cheddar.


Frozen Peas – flake over a tin of tuna fish with some chopped tomatoes, olives, capers, anchovies and scatter over frozen peas or French beans. Add dollops of pesto and grate over the ends of hard cheese.