FRIDAY NIGHT PIZZA RECIPE

This is our Friday Night Pizza recipe, (although we had it on Sunday night this week) but it is probably great any night of the week.

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BASE

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tsp dried yeast
  • pinch of castor sugar
  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Combine the water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl and set aside for about 5 minutes or until foamy.

water, yeast and sugar ready to go into flour
water, yeast and sugar ready to go into flour

Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the centre, add the yeast mixture and the oil.  Mix together with a fork until combined.  Use your hands to bring the dough together in the bowl.

Brush a bowl lightly with oil.  Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.  Place in the oiled bowl and turn to coat.  Cover with cling wrap and set aside in a warm, draught free place to rise for 30 minutes or until it doubles in size.

dough in bowl waiting to rise
Dough in bowl waiting to rise

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Dough ready to roll out
Once the dough is risen turn out onto a floured surface.  Roll out to fit into pizza tin.

I then put BBQ sauce and tomato sauce on the base and spread around and then I pre-baked the pizza base for about 5 minutes.

Pizza base ready to pre-bake
Pizza base ready to pre-bake

Place toppings of choice on top and cover with cheese.  Bake in moderate oven for 20 – 30 minutes or until base is cooked.

TONIGHTS TOPPINGS:

  • Onion
  • Bacon
  • Mushrooms
  • Roast Beef (leftover)
  • Olives
  • Mozzarella Cheese

I fried up the onion, bacon, beef and mushrooms in a frypan until soft and hot.  Place on top of pre-cooked pizza base and add cheese.

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Cooked and ready to eat
ENJOY!!

PS:  Often I use my own feta cheese on top, but I splurged and bought a packet of mozzarella.  Ham and pineapple pizzas are my husbands favourite so this is what we usually have.

PPS: When we buy pizzas we usually need two family sized one to feed our family of five.  When I make pizza, one does the lot of us.

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8 thoughts on “FRIDAY NIGHT PIZZA RECIPE”

  1. Yum! I love pizza. When I was a young girl, if I got straight “A’s” on my report card I could choose whatever restaurant I wanted for the family to have dinner. I always chose a pizza parlor! Now I make pizza for my grandkids. 😀

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