Homemade Pizza

Serves 4

For the Dough

  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Dried Yeast
  • 225g strong flour
  • ½ Level Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons water (more or less if required)

For the Tomato Pizza Sauce

  • 20g Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 x Small Red Onion Diced
  • 1 x Clove Garlic Diced
  • 1 x 400g Chopped Tinned Tomatoes

Other Ingredients

  • 100g Mozzarella Cheese Broken Into Strips
  • Basil
  • Rock Salt
  • Cracked Pepper
  • Basil Leaves


For the pizza dough.

Mix the flour, salt, and yeast together. In a separate bowl whisk the egg. In a separate jug mix the olive oil with 3 tablespoons of water.

Make a well in the centre of the flour mix and add the egg and using a fork combine with the flour. As soon as all the egg mix has been fully incorporated, start adding the water mixture until it is beginning to form a dough. At this point go in with your hands, adding more water if too dry.

At the end you should have a soft, pliable dough that leaves the bowl clean. Transfer to a working surface; knead for about 7 minutes and then roll as thin as you like.


For the Tomato Pomodoro sauce.

Add both the butter and olive oil to a saucepan on a medium heat, and then gently fry-off the onion; when soft and cooked through add the garlic a minute or two later, and then after another minute add the tinned tomatoes, if you have a stick blender then blitz to a pureé.

Cook down for 25 minutes on a low heat, or until thickened to your liking.


To make the pizza.

Spread the tomato sauce onto the pizza base once cooled, then add the mozzarella randomly followed by a little salt, pepper, olive oil , basil and anything else you fancy.

Place in a very hot oven for approx. 15 minutes, or until the crust is crispy.