I called this recipe “Celebration Pizza,” because it was made to say goodbye to one of our Swedish friends, who had been staying for 3 months. During the time of his stay, we have gone on many camping adventures, hikes and played a lot of Monopoly Deal!
I decided to make pizza for our last dinner as we all have different food preferences and pizza was easiest as everyone could make their own, with their desired toppings. We had a lot of fun making them. I have never worked in a pizza shop so I “rolled” out a very misshapen base.
On the other hand, Alex has quite a lot of experience with pizza, so made beautiful, round bases for everyone. He just used his hands and it was amazing to see him work the round ball of dough into a delicious base for us to use. He also made himself a “stuffed crust” pizza as well.
Makes 4 medium pizza bases___Prep Time: 1 hour___Cooking Time: 15 minutes
1 cup of water or milk
30 g of fresh yeast or 1 sachet of dry yeast
1 tbs of oil
2 tsp of salt
4 cups of flour
In a large bowl, mix the water (room temp), oil, salt and yeast.
Add the flour and mix until a dough is formed.
Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes.
Transfer back to the bowl, cover with a tea towel and allow the dough to sit for 30 minutes.
Once the dough has risen, break it into 4 small balls and let it rest again for 15 minutes.
Form your pizzas and bake in a hot oven (400ºF/200ºC) for 15 minutes.
Once you have formed your pizza base, transfer it to the baking tray before you put on the toppings. This will make it a lot easier for you to put it in the oven (and yes, we can say that from experience!)
Chop up a variety of toppings, so that everyone in your house can make their own pizza.
We just used canned tomato paste for the base of our pizza, but you can use pesto, BBQ sauce, ketchup or even just olive oil.
If you do not want to make 4 pizzas, wrap the left over dough in plastic wrap and keep it in the freezer until you want to use it.