Ingredients

  • 300 g strong flour
  • 30 g fresh yeast
  • 115 g whole meal flour
  • 250 ml warm water
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 350 g chopped tomatoes
  • 2 each chopped shallot
  • 1 each clove crushed garlic
  • 20 g chopped thyme
  • 20 g chopped parsley
  • 20 g chopped basil
  • 2 each buffalo mozzarella (or grated mozzarella)
  • 100 g fresh baby spinach
  • 0.5 each sliced red pepper
  • 0.5 each sliced yellow pepper
  • other toppings
  • sweet corn
  • pineapple
  • ham

Method

  • Tomato Sauce
  • Begin by heating a large pot and adding a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Add in the diced shallot and thyme, turn these over a low heat until the shallots begin to soften.
  • Now add the garlic and the chopped tomatoes.
  • Allow this to simmer for 10 minutes before adding the remaining herbs. Place in a blender and blend until smooth. Set this to one side ready to put onto the pizza dough.
  • Pizza Dough
  • In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water and blend in the yeast.
  • Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
  • Stir the olive oil into the yeast mixture, then mix in the whole wheat flour and a little over half of the plain flour until dough starts to come together.
  • Tip dough out onto a surface floured with the remaining flour, and knead until all of the flour has been absorbed, and the ball of dough becomes smooth, about 10 minutes.
  • Place dough in an oiled bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover loosely with a towel, and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • When the dough is doubled, tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and divide into your desired pizza size.
  • Form into a tight ball. Let rise for about 45 minutes, until doubled.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Roll a ball of dough with a rolling pin until it will not stretch any further.
  • Then, drape it over both of your fists, and gently pull the edges outward, while rotating the crust.
  • When the circle has reached the desired size, place on a well oiled pizza pan.
  • Top the pizza with a little of the tomato sauce and a selection from the toppings above.
  • Bake for 16 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness) in the preheated oven, until the crust is crisp and golden at the edges, and cheese is melted on the top.