5 June 2018 |
Homemade pizza for the win
We love nothing more than delicious home-made pizza and a cracking red wine when it’s cold outside.
We want you to make the most of the treats winter nights can offer, so we’re giving you our secret pizza recipe to make winter nights fun!
There’s something really satisfying about making pizza from scratch, and getting the dough right is the secret to a great pizza. It’s super easy to make (so don’t be scared!).
1kg plain flour (or wholemeal flour if you prefer)
A generous swirl of Olive oil
Pinch of pink salt
1 sachet of Baker’s yeast
600-700ml of warm water
Place the flour in a bowl, pour the olive oil, salt and yeast into the flour and then gradually add the water while turning the mixture with a spoon. Continue this until all the flour is mixed in and a homogenous dough is formed. Then lay a tea towel over the bowl and let rest for 2-4 hours in a warm spot (until dough doubles in size approximately).
Once the dough has risen, remove from bowl and coat lightly in plain flour to make it easy to work with. Work dough into a log shape and cut into 8 evenly sized portions = 8 pizza bases.
Roll out as many bases as you need (to feed the hungry masses) into the desired shape and thickness, and lay on greaseproof paper before adding toppings.
Top pizzas with whatever takes your fancy and grab a great bottle of Raidis wine to complement the flavours.
Tip: Plan your toppings before laying them out, so you have the right wine open, and a glass in hand to add to the fun of loading your pizzas ;-)
Once you’ve finished adding toppings, we recommend using a BBQ with a hood (you can use an oven) to cook them at 200 degrees, placing a pizza stone on the grill side for the most direct heat. Cook for 6-8 minutes until the base is crunchy.
Bon appetite, and cheers!