What goes into the perfect pizza? Our Pizza Recipe.

We love pizza here at The Olive & Pickle, but what really goes into that perfect pizza? Here's our one and only homemade pizza recipe.

Pizza is a great meal, it's fun, you can dress it up however you fancy and everyone loves it. Why not make this recipe with your kids and get them involved? Date night? Make pizza! It's perfect for anyone.

Homemade Perfect Pizza

What do you need?

  • 2 1/2 cups warm water (600ml)

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 7 cups all-purpose flour (875g)

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for greasing

  • 1/4 cup semolina flour (30g)

  • Tomato sauce base

  • Grated cheese

  • Mozzarella

  • Toppings of your choice

How to make?

  1. Bloom the yeast by sprinkling sugar and yeast into warm water and let sit for 10 minutes until bubbles form on the surface.

  2. In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Make a well in the middle and add bloomed yeast and olive oil. Mix with a spoon until a shaggy dough forms.

  3. Once mixture begins to stick together, pop it onto a clean work surface and knead for 10-15 minutes until smooth, soft and bouncy.

  4. Grease a large clean bowl with oil and place the dough inside. cover with plastic wrap and let rise for at least an hour or up to 24 hours.

  5. Once dough has risen, pop it onto a floured work surface and knead for another minute then cut into 4 equal portions and shape into rounds.

  6. Let the dough rest for a further 30 minutes.

  7. Preheat oven to the highest setting (230-260 C) and place a baking tray in the oven.

  8. Meanwhile prepare your toppings.

  9. Take your dough, stretch and press it into a thin circle making it thinner then you think it would be.

  10. Sprinkle semolina onto upside down baking paper and place the stretched out dough onto it. Add the tomato sauce, cheese and toppings and finish with mozzarella.

  11. Pop the pizza into the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the crust and cheese are golden brown.

And there you have it, the perfect pizza recipe. We hope you enjoy and have fun making it!

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