Makes 6 bases
Prep time 75 min
Cooking time 15 min

Base Ingredients

10 g

instant yeast

15 ml

sugar

1 litre

flour

10 ml

salt

30 ml

olive oil

400 - 500 ml

warm water

 

Base Method (pre-prepare)

Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl and add yeast.

Add remaining ingredients with enough liquid to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface and knead until dough is smooth and elastic.

Place dough in a large lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling wrap and leave in a warm place to rise to double in size (about 60 min).

Return to floured surface and roll out to a thickness of 3 mm then, using a pot lid or plate as guide, cut 6 large circles.

Prick bases all over with a fork and bake at 240ºC for 5 min.

 

Pizza Paste Ingredients

1 clove

garlic, peeled and crushed

2 x 410 g

tinned tomatoes, drained and finely chopped

15 ml

tomato paste

10 ml

salt and freshly ground black pepper

bunch

fresh basil or oreganum, chopped

 

Pizza Paste Method

Add and mix ingredients together, cook over a medium heat for 1 - 2 min and set aside.

Tasty Pizza Toppings (pre-prepare)

Have fun with various topping combinations. Here are some delicious ideas to get you started.

Mozzarella grated, tinned pineapple pieces and Eskort Chopped Ham Roll.  Once baked garnish with a few leaves of fresh rocket.

Pre-cooked Eskort Gold Medal Pork Sausages sliced, with sliced mushrooms and tomato.

Sliced Eskort Viennas with cubes of feta cheese. Once baked, pop on a few slices of freshly peeled and sliced avocado.

Eskort Rib Burgers cut into pieces, mozzarella and tomato.

Eskort Russians sliced with mozzarella  - once baked pop on a few slices of banana.

Eskort French or Garlic Polony sliced, mushrooms, sliced green or red peppers, and black olives.

Winning Pizza final touches

Brush the partially baked base with olive oil.

Spread with about 45 ml of the tomato mixture, sprinkle over about 250 ml grated mozzarella or cheddar cheese.

After choosing your favourite combination of toppings, bake in a preheated oven at 240ºC for 8 -10 min or until cheese is melted and browned and serve immediately.

Options

Try some of the following additions: onions, spring onions, capers, olives, anchovies, bacon, asparagus, artichoke hearts, pepperdews, even roasted butternut or beetroot and slices of chilli.
Drizzle some sweet chilli sauce over the pizza just before serving.

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For a Banting/healthier option, try the following:

Make a cauliflower pizza base instead of using a wheat flour base. 

You will need these ingredients:

 

1/2 a head of cauliflower
1/2 a cup of mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 egg
1 tsp crushed garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Method:
Place cauliflower pieces through the feeding tube of the food processor using the grating blade; pulse until all the cauliflower is shredded.
Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until cooled, about 15 minutes.
Preheat an oven to 230° C. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
Stir mozzarella, parsley, egg, garlic, salt, and pepper into cauliflower until evenly incorporated. Pour mixture onto the prepared baking sheet; press and shape into a pizza crust.
Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.