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
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!!
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.
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!
Add the passata and cheese to the pizza base.
Then you can let your creative juices flow :)
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.