Sarah Christie's Classic Pizza

Method

Check out my top tips for using a pizza stone over on the Judge Blog. And this quick and easy home made pizza recipe.

Ingredients

For The Base

450g strong bread flour
5 tsp instant yeast
1,5 tsp salt
5 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
300ml warm water
For the Topping

150ml passata
A crushed bulb of garlic
Chopped Basil
And your preferred toppings!

Instructions
If using a pizza stone put in the oven and heat at 220 for 30 minutes
Put the flour into a bowl and stir in the yeast and salt.
Pour in the warm water and the olive oil and bring together with a wooden spoon until you have a soft, fairly wet dough.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 mins until smooth. Cover with a tea towel and put to one side. You can leave the dough to rise if you like, but it’s not necessary for a thin crust pizza.
For the sauce: Mix the passata, basil and crushed garlic together, and season to taste. Leave to stand while you get on with preparing the base.
Split the dough into 4 portions and roll out on a floured surface to fit your pizza stone
Spread tomato topping and spring with cheese and then add toppings of choice.
Heat oven to 240C/fan 220C /gas 8 and cook for between 10 and 15 minutes, until the base is golden and crispy.

Ingredients

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Serves: 4

  • 450g strong bread flour

  • 5 tsp instant yeast

  • 1.5 tsp salt

  • 5 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

  • 300ml warm water

  • 150ml passata

  • Bulb of garlic - crushed

  • Basil - chopped

  • Choice of toppings