Introduction: Easy Homemade Pizzas

Perfect for a Friday night!

Here is what you will need:

FOR THE BASE

    300g strong bread flour
    1 tsp instant yeast (from a sachet or a tub)
    1 tsp salt
    1 tbsp olive oil , plus extra for drizzling

FOR THE TOMATO SAUCE

    100ml passata
    handful fresh basil or 1 tsp dried
    1 garlic clove , crushed

FOR THE TOPPING

    125g of mozzarella , sliced or grated
    handful cherry tomatoes , halved
    any other toppings you'd like!!

Step 1:

You can make the passata from scrath but II bought some and then added ingredients for my own flavouring, i.e. Oregano.

Add the garlic here too.

Step 2:

Make the base:
Put the flour into a large bowl, then stir in the yeast and salt. Pour in 200ml warm water and the olive oil and bring together with a wooden spoon until you have a soft, fairly wet dough.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins until smooth. I like the crust thin, so for this really smooth it out!

Step 3:

Add the passata and cheese to the pizza base.

Then you can let your creative juices flow :)

Step 4:

My favourite pizza was made with cherry tomatoes, jalapenos, green and red bell peppers, prosciutto and salami.

You can use anything! I even made a tuna, olive and onion one.

Thanks,

Linda

Comments

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cveale made it!(author)2012-02-27

Would it not be better to let the dough prove for a while for a lighter base?

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ltdaria made it!(author)2012-02-27

Hi Cveale,

I hadn't thought about that.
It would give it a lighter base, but here I was going more for quick and easy.

Definitely something to try for next time :)

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cveale made it!(author)2012-02-27

I never said it would work. But theres a good chance it will.

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AussieAnglerGal made it!(author)2012-02-19

awesome, i'm making this for lunch!!!!

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ltdaria made it!(author)2012-02-20

Thanks AussieAnglerGal, how did it go?

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AussieAnglerGal made it!(author)2012-02-20

wonderful, the base was perfect!

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ltdaria made it!(author)2012-02-21

I'm glad to hear that :)

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offtherails2010 made it!(author)2012-02-20

OMG ! Yup, As i said before...

LEGENDARY !

i Made 6 pizza,s last night aka The Pizza Party !

i Now Finally have a damn decent & Very simple Pizza recipe that works 1st time and without hassle!

Again, MAJOR - thanks for making this foolproof for me, lol

;-)

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ltdaria made it!(author)2012-02-20

I'm so glad you tried it!!! Thanks for letting me know and I'm so glad it turned out great.

As I'm still new to instructables your the first person that has let me know how they have turned out! i would like to give you a free 3 months pro code for this just to say thanks as it means a lot to me.

I will inbox you :)

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h20mysticshadow made it!(author)2012-02-17

You made me hungry. This is my lunch today. Thank you for the instruction, I have bookmarked it and will be making a homemade pizza soon. :D

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ltdaria made it!(author)2012-02-20

thank you! Let me know how it turns out :)

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Jurlib made it!(author)2012-02-17

Looks tasty! :) Nice!

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offtherails2010 made it!(author)2012-02-17

LEGENDARY !!!!
Many thanks for the awesome instructable! Ive just ordered the ingredients for home delivery - shall be having homemade pizza tmrw!!!

AGAIN --- MAJOR Thanks !!!!!
;-)

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ltdaria made it!(author)2012-02-17

Aw thankyou! You won't be disappointed :)

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jessyratfink made it!(author)2012-02-17

Looks very yummy! I do love jalapenos on a pizza. :)

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ltdaria made it!(author)2012-02-17

me too!

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