Our fave home-made pizza, better than any bought pizza, anyday! Served here with some fiery hot peri peri fries.
This makes a 12 inch pizza, enough for 3 very hungry people or 4 if you have any sides like garlic bread, fries, salad...etc.
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. salt
5 tbsp. oil
1 ½ tsp. sugar
1 ½ tsp. instant yeast (use 2 tsp. for colder climates)
2 pinches of baking powder
warm milk mixed with a bit of water for kneading
Mix all the dry ingredients and the oil, then slowly start adding the warm milk a little at a time.
Get it to a soft dough, the softer the better, knead it very well for at least 8 minutes or more if possible. Dab a touch of oil all over the dough, then cover it and place it somewhere warm. Leave it to rise to double its size, takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on the weather.
Once risen, punch it down, give it a quick knead and then roll it out to about 12 inches diameter and place on your greased pizza pan/tray.
Again cover the tray with a light cloth/towel and let the base rest/rise slightly for about 15-20 minutes. For step by step instructions, check here.
Peri Peri Fries recipe:
1 kg potatoes, peeled and cut into strips then fried twice to make them extra crisp
Heat 1 tbsp. of margarine, then add 1 tbsp. of spanish paprika and 1 tsp. of chili powder plus some salt to taste.
Once the margarine starts to bubble, get the pan off the heat and slowly add the fries into it, stirring gently with a wooden spoon to make sure all the fries are well coated. Serve!