Basic pizza base

Posted on July 22, 2009. Filed under: pizza | Tags: |

Makes 2 bases.

2 cups plain flour (maida)
2 teaspoons (10 grams) fresh yeast, crumbled
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil or oil
1 teaspoon salt
1. Combine all the ingredients except the oilve oil in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water until it is smooth and elastic.
2. Add the olive oil and knead again.
3. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and allow it to prove till it doubles in volume (approx. 15 to 20 minutes).
4. Press the dough lightly to remove the air.
5. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts.
6. Roll each portion into a circle of 250 mm. (10″) diameter and 6 mm. (1/4″) thickness.
7. Use as required.
Fresh yeast can be easily purchased from your local bakery in small quantities.
You can also use half the quantity of dry yeast instead of fresh yeast for the above recipe and follow the instructions on the packet.
You can also use a ready pizza base for any pizza.
NOTE : This pizza base can be topped with your favourite toppings.

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