How to make Homemade Pizzas: Mozzarella & Funghi Pizzas
This recipe is so easy and it’s so tasty. Pizza makes the best dinner any night of the week and is great fun to spend an afternoon in the kitchen making with your mates. I like to serve this pizza with some peppery rocket as it works really well with the woody mushrooms and the oozy cheese. After trying this recipe I guarantee you’ll never buy a ready-made pizza again!
450g of strong white bread flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
14g (2 small packets) of fast-action dried yeast
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
300ml of warm water
2 heaped tablespoons of tomato ketchup
4 tablespoons of tomato puree
Pinch of sugar
1 teaspoon of mixed Italian herbs
Juice of half a lemon
(For the sauce, just mix together everything then spread onto the pizza base)
Toppings– (You could easily top this pizza with anything you like, I sometimes add some prosciutto or smoked ham to this pizza)
500g of mushrooms, sliced
250g of dried mozzarella, sliced
1. Make the pizza dough: Place the flour, salt, sugar, yeast, oil and water in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer with a dough attachment, knead the dough for 10 minutes. Then cover with a tea towel for an hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
2. Once the dough has doubled in size, knead again for another 2 minutes. Lightly flour a surface and divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each out into any shape you want and to any thickness- I rolled mine out into an oblong shape.
3. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Spread each pizza with some pizza sauce, sprinkle each pizza with a little dried oregano. Then top with the mushrooms and then the cheese. Bake these on a lightly oiled baking tray for 20-25 minutes or until the pizza is crispy around the edges and all the cheese has melted.
Thanks again to guest contributor Jessica for this great pizza recipe. What Jessica Baked Next is her personal blog is well worth a follow.