“Pizza on the sofa” Sunday

Being a couch potato in our house means snuggling up on a Sunday afternoon with a freshly cooked pizza and glass of bubbly!

A sommelier once told me that pizza is perfectly complemented by a glass of champers as the yeast in the dough works magically with the natural fermentation used in creating champagne. Essentially making them yeasty bubbly twins! Who knew?

To get the full effect the pizza needs to be home made but far be it from me to deter any oven pizza fans from popping the cork and enjoying theirs with champagne. The only real ‘must’ for this post is a sofa so you can lie back and enjoy a couch potato moment, less the potato!

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ingredients for the dough
470g Manitoba flour, 15g salt, 25g fresh yeast, 250g warm water, 30g olive oil.
ingredients for pizza topping
1 tin chopped tomatoes or jar of passata, 1-2 rounds of mozzarella sliced, dried oregano, ham, black olives….the rest is up to you!
preparation
1. Dissolve the yeast in the water and add in the olive oil.
2. In a large bowl weigh out the flour and salt and stir in the yeast mix to form a dough.
3. Turn out on a floured surface and knead for 5-10 mins.
4. Roll out to the size of your baking tray or pizza stone, cover with a tea towel and leave to rise for 45 minutes.
5. Once risen dress your pizza with the tomato, oregano and mozzarella.
6. Add on your toppings. I used some ham and black olives for this pizza but other favourites are capers, anchovies, tuna & red onion or spicy salami.

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7. Bake hot at 240C for 15-18 mins
8. Leave to cool for a couple of mins before cutting. Serve on a wooden board and sit back on the couch to enjoy.

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Comments
3 Responses to ““Pizza on the sofa” Sunday”
  1. Sabine says:

    Love it!!!!!! The Foccacia was fantastico!!!!!!!

  2. I love pizza! this looks divine, next time email me a slice would you. 🙂

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