Everyone loves pizza, at least they do in my house.
Easy peasy to make.
To make two large pizzas -enough to feed five with leftovers, you will need
1½ lbs strong white flour
1 teaspoon instant yeast -the kind sold for use in breadmakers
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon of olive oil
15 fl oz hand-hot water
Mix the first four ingredients in a bowl. Add the water and mix to make a dough. When it starts to come together take it out and knead for 3-4 minutes until smooth and elastic.
place in an oiled bowl and cover. Leave for about 1½ hours to rise.
It will double in size.
While that's happening make the pizza sauce. For this I use a tub of my veg hash but a chopped onion and a crushed clove of garlic will do just as well. I add a tin of chopped tomatoes plus a 500ml carton of passata, some salt and pepper, some Italian herbs or oregano and sometimes a splash of vermouth. Let it simmer very gently while the dough is rising.
I only used about a third of the finished sauce. The rest will go into another dish -pasta and meatballs most likely.
At this point you can sit down with a glass of damson gin :o)
When the dough has risen punch it down to knock the air out, divide it into two and roll into large circles. Before I bought these pizza trays I used to make my pizzas rectangular to fit a large baking tray.
The children like sweetcorn, ham and cheese on theirs. I use ready-grated mozzarella because I was once told by a genuine Italian person that the stuff in the pouches of water makes the pizza wet.
C and I had bottled artichokes, roast peppers, mushrooms and goats' cheese on our pizza.
Bake at 220°c / 200°c fan oven for 15- 20 mins.