For New Year Eve, I wanted something simple and quick to whip up as I clock off from work at 6pm and am expecting guests to arrive at about 8.00pm. At the same time, my hands were itching to bake something fresh from the oven and have little bits of Barossa embedded in it. I found this pizza dough recipe from Jamie Oliver and have to admit, it is a winner. Super simple and delicious with just about any topping you can dream of.
1kg strong flour
1 tbsp sea salt
14g dried yeast
1 tbsp caster sugar
650ml lukewarm water
Combine yeast, sugar and water in a bowl and allow the yeast to foam, which takes about 5 minutes. Once that happens, slowly mix the yeast concoction to the flour and knead dough by continuously rolling backward and forward until it comes together. This process takes about 10 minutes and you want to achieve a nice smooth, elastic dough texture.
Allow to rest in a warm spot for 45 minutes. Divide dough into 4 sections and allow to rest for another 15 minutes.
Prepare your toppings.
Roll dough out to about 3cm thickness and place on a baking pan that has been oiled and floured (prevents dough from sticking). Butter your favourite tomato or alfredo sauce generously on the dough and spread your toppings evenly before adding a tad bit of cheese to finish it off.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 200C and voila, dinner is served!