- 7g dried yeast sachet
- 250ml warm water (+ extra for consistency)
- 3 cups plain flour
- + extra flour for kneading
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 8-10 slices of prosciutto
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 1 cup grated mozzarella
- 60g goat’s cheese
- 2 cups rocket
- ¼ cup of pine nuts &/or chopped almonds
- 1 punnet fresh blackberries
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water, set aside & let stand for 15 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface. Using the plastic dough blade in the food processor (or equivalent) place the flour, sugar & salt, pulse briefly. Add the liquid ingredients slowly & process for the next 2-3 minutes or just until the dough begins to come together & form a ball that looks & feels like playdough.
Remove & turnout onto a clean floured surface & knead for 4-5 minutes. It should be a soft, smooth, elastic, ball that bounces back when pressed.
Lightly oil a large glass bowl & the dough ball. Place the dough in the glass bowl & cover with cling wrap. Leave to rise in a warm place for approx. 1–2 hours or until doubled in size.
For a better crust – punch down & knead again, reshape the ball & let it rise for 30 minutes.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 220°C (425°F) & cut the pre-prepared dough into 4 equal portions. On a floured surface knead each portion again, shaping into a round ball. Place each ball onto a lightly floured surface and roll from the inside to the outer edge to form a round shape (or your desired pizza shape), around 3-5mm thick.
Prick with a fork then top with your desired pizza toppings, starting with the pizza sauce, prosciutto, grated mozzarella cheese, goats cheese, fresh blackberries then with a sprinkling of nuts. Bake for approx. 10 minutes, until cooked through & golden. Top with fresh rocket leaves.
- For the best dough results, use 00 flour.
- For a slightly healthier option that the kids don’t even notice, use a combination of 1 cup of wholemeal flour with 2 cups of plain flour.
- Pricking the dough with a fork helps prevent air bubbles in the dough.
- Don’t feel like making your own dough? There are many store bought & gluten free options that make for a quick & easy start to your meal in your supermarket.
Recipe created and Photographed by food stylist Megann Evans